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Old 08-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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An old credit card is all you need for coraline algae.
Man, I have been bending the stainless steel blades on my scraper and have put so much pressure on it that the handle bends. I just had a canopy top built with my new LED lights and cannot reach the trouble spots where the algae grows fastest. The tank is 48" wide x 33" high and 13" deep so it's tough getting it done. I'm afraid the credit cards wont work. Besides, wouldnt the salt water mess up the magnetic tape on the card?
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Besides, wouldnt the salt water mess up the magnetic tape on the card?
That's why it is an old credit card.

If the stuff is out of your reach, why worry about it? Let it go and when things grow to where you can reach, scrape away.
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The back glass, the coraline can grow and I dont care. I just dont want it on the front or sides. Yeah, I'm being picky, but I can't stand those spots on the front glass and I like looking through the sides of the tank so I can see anything going on back there. I would rather not have any than put up with leaving them right in my line of sight.
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Many of us could do without it, especially when it grows so fast it grows over power heads and jams them all up.


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Exactly! That's why I was wondering how to get rid of it without starting completely from scratch.
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It never goes away. I just soak my power heads in vinegar and use an old credit card and toothbrush on them.


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It never goes away.

I was afraid of that. Oh, well.
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Everything requires maintenance or it'll get out of control. I have a massive birds nest colony in my tank that got so large at the top it starved the bottom for light. Just trimming it would have probably prevented this and it getting so overwhelmingly large.


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