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Old 09-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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corraline algae

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I have a fair amount of corraline algae growing in spots on the front of my tank which I haven't been able to remove with a magfloat or a toothbrush. The tank is acrylic so I am worried about using something that will scratch the surface. Any suggestions?
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Pro Scraper blade would be easiest as long as the blade doesn't have any notches or worn areas on it; otherwise, good old acrylic pad and elbow grease
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I agree with Innovator. Another thing that will help prevent growth is to clean the glass on a daily basis with a good magnet. This keeps the build up and growth from taking hold. I try and run my magnets over my tank 2 times a day just to keep from having that issue.
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What do you mean by magnet? Like an actual "sticks to metal" magnet?
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magnets like these.

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Thanks guys, I will give the scraper and acrylic pad a try.
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There are scrapers specifically for glass and those for acrylic.
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magnets like these.
Wow, what a brilliant idea!
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