There are several possible variants of cleaning a 3D aquarium background from algae, decaying organic material and fish waste.
- The most effective way to clean a 3D background is to dry it thoroughly (you can do it right in the aquarium tank), after that you can peel off the flakes with a brush, the drained dirt can be easily cleared away. After brushing, rinse the background thoroughly, and place back into the aquarium tank.
- You can, however, do without cleaning, by simple drying (you can also polish the dry background with a brush in case of wide contamination). In this case, the background will be cleaned in a few weeks after filling the tank with the water. The bacteria will simply eat all the dead organic mass under the influence of micro flora.
- Another way in case there are no live plants in the tank. It is possible to apply chemicals to control algae, for example “Algae destroyer” or “Algae blocker”.
- The young suckermouth catfish Loricariidae can also help. They just won’t let the background overgrow or get dirty.