Excessive algae growth is one of the main reasons given by people for not entering the fishkeeping hobby. "I don't want to spend all day scraping the side of the tank" said with a shrug, has been uttered many times by would-be aquarists or those who have given up on the hobby. However, controlling algae is actually quite simple once you know how. Sure, you may occasionally have to scrape the side of the tank, but proper practices can keep that chore to a minimum. In this article you will learn how to control algae in your fish tank so that it doesn't become a nuisance.