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Old 08-03-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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corraline algae

I have had corraline growing on my rocks and overflow box before, but now its spreading on the glass....as bueatiful as it is...whats the easiest way to get it off the glass?
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Old 08-03-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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Kent makes a delightful bladed scraper:



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The plastic blade can be replaced with the steel one for glass which works much better IMO. For those that want to be up close and personal though, a credit card or similar also does pretty well. Magnetic cleaners like the Mag-Float take a little effort but do well, except down at the substrate.
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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I tried it with my mag-float, but it didn't do much . Thats a cool blade though. I thought you couldn't put metal in a tank
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I make my own scrapers, just get a piece of PVC cut a slit on the end of it at a slant and insert a cheapo razor
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:15 PM   #5
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so it's ok to use metal blades?
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:23 PM   #6
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Yes, just don't leave them in the tank. Saltwater will break down metalic objects if left in the tank for a prolomg period of time. But to just scrape off some algae you will be OK.

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:27 PM   #7
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cool, thanks Sparky. I like your idea jamal...if my tang would let me in there. He will eat from my hand, and when I don't have food, he nips at me looking for it
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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I bought that same scraper from petsmart last weekend. Mine has a stainless steel blade, and it works great.
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I assume it's a GLASS tank, and not plexi.
Don't use metal on a plexi
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:37 AM   #10
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Correct, my tank is glass.
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