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Old 08-03-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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How can I get rid of coraline algae?

When I put my tank together I intentionally put coraline algae into it. I like the way it looks on the rocks. I just hate the way it covers the glass and everything else. Is there a way to get rid of coralline without completely tearing down the tank and starting over?
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A razor blade, just carefully scrape the glass (if it's acrylic just forget it).


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That's what I do now and it is becoming a pain since I got a canopy top now and I almost have to take it completely off to get inside the tank. When I clean it off it just comes back.
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I had a long spine urchin till it got too big and he kept the tank clean of coralline


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Is there not some fancy gizmo to slow down the tank producing as many nutrients as it is?
(You can probably tell I've never touched a saltwater tank..)


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Old 08-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #6
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If you have a magnetic glass cleaner they sell a blade attachment that glues onto it. I find that easier than a long handled scraper. And the blade can be removed for normal cleaning.


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They do have the magnetic glass scrapers that have a razor blade attached to it so you don't have to reach in the tank


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One I got called flipper magnet,great tool for the glass


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Ok, thanks. I have never seen a blade attachment for a magnetic cleaner but I will definitely search for one now.
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An old credit card is all you need for coraline algae.
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