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Old 07-06-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone out there lets the back wall of their tank "go" while cleaning. I tend to clean the front and sides but not the back. It slowly gets covered with algea but it seems to keep my snails happy. Is it okay to leave the algea in there or will it just spread. It is a combo of a thin layer of brown algea and some purple patches of coraline. Thanks! Lando
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imo if ya can count ya snails ya dont have enough
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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I leave the back wall to the snails.
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I usually let the bank go natural but occasionaly ill go over it lightly with a metal scraper.
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I placed some GSP's about midway up the back glass and now I have a natural backround.
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I placed some GSP's about midway up the back glass and now I have a natural backround.
Nice, I was thinking about doing that with one side.. is it completely covered?
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About 70% of what is visible from the front. It may be a PITA in a few months though the way it grows!
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I leave mine natural. Too much trouble to do all four sides...

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What is a GSP? We should add that to the vocab list. Is it Green Star Polyp?
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As far as it being a PITA in a few months. Just take a razor and keep it trimmed a half inch from all the rock. If you stay on top of it, it shouldnt get out of hand.
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