GREENEYDMOM123 wrote:Is there any way to get rid of dead algae without vacuuming.
Nope...unless you want to buy a bunch of catfish.
You will have to either stir it all up and let the filter get it via the skimmer or use the vacuum. You just have to move very
slowly and gently, as you have come to realize. You don't have to vacuum to waste, you can filter it but you will have to backwash a lot.
Unfortunately, there isn't any other way.