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Old 11-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Scraper for Coralline algae

Ive been wanting to get rid of my excessive coralline growth on my acrylic tank walls. Credit cards do not seem to be that effective and i need to reach into tight spots with it. Im thinking about about actually purchasing a commercial scraper like kent or jbj. Does anyone have any good experiences with a certain acrylic scraper? Not looking to scratch up the walls.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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I try to avoid commercial scrapers. A few of them have ended up scratching my glass tanks. Usually with my coralline I grab a sturdy credit card and chisel away at it although it takes a while. It's the best option I've found so far.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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I try to avoid commercial scrapers. A few of them have ended up scratching my glass tanks. Usually with my coralline I grab a sturdy credit card and chisel away at it although it takes a while. It's the best option I've found so far.
Yea I hear ya. I was just hoping there was something better gripping a CC in my hand for hours every 1-2 weeks. I swear Im gonna end up with arthritis if I keep this up. lol
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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What's wrong with Kent marine scrapers. Best on the market and are acrylic safe.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #5
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I think i might try the kent anyways (maybe test it on small areas on the back or sides). I was planning on getting an urchin to help but I didnt want it to wear my zoas.
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I broke a credit card in half and it worked better for me.
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What's the best option for glass aquariums?
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Haven't found anything better than half of a credit card.
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I use the refill blades of a large exacto knife. Works wonders!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #10
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Plus when you get through scraping off the coralline algae you could always give some to your fellow reefers in your town - area they may want some Coralline algae to help seed their tanks... I know I have been trying to get some from some fellow reefers here in Houston but one person never contacted me back and the other went and bought an urchin and now 90% of her Coralline algae is gone. But the one that bought the urchin has glass tanks so I don't know how one would do on acrylic tanks.
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