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Help and advice on shopping for: Algae Pads

Evict algae from the nooks and crannies of your tank

Algae pads are all you need to scrub out the invasive species from your tank. Our range of algae pads, including leading brands like API, Aqua One and BiOrb, are perfect for getting into even the toughest spots within your fish tank or aquarium.

What are algae pads?

Algae pads are strips of material that have been specially treated to be safe to use in aquarium water. Each strip is rough enough to displace algae, but not so rough to mark or scratch delicate hardware and glass within your aquarium.

Why should I buy algae pads?

Algae pads are inexpensive and great for reaching into the nooks and crannies of your tank. While algae pads are unlikely to completely rid your tank of algae on their own, they will displace algae so that they can be removed by a filter.

What are the main types of algae pads?

There aren’t really different types of algae pads, but there are different algae pad manufacturers. Each manufacturer uses a different fabric to make algae pads so you may find that one algae pad is better for your tank than another, we recommend trying a few out to find the one you like the most.

What should I look for?

There isn’t too much to consider when it comes to algae pads, once you’ve decided on a specific brand. The only other thing you might want to consider is the colour of the pad, which is down to personal preference.