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Old 07-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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How to get rid of purplish deposits on glass (with picture)

Can someone please tell me how to remove the purplish circular deposits that are forming all over my glass (see pciture)? I've tried the magnet and the algae scraper with the long handle to no avail. I have a feeling it is the same coraline growth that we love to see on our live rock but is not so beautiful on our glass!

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Old 07-30-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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your right it's coraline algae so many want and have problems growing... Use a razor blade... I Use a commercial floor scraper that has a 4" razor blade and a plastic handle, works great..
Your going to need to get your hands wet for this one
It is a glass tank right!!!
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Razor blade. Bought my scraper for $3 at lfs... Has long handle to get the whole tank...
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick responses! Yes, the tank is glass. I will get a razor scrapper and give that a try.

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Old 07-30-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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A razor will go through it so much better than the Kent SS scraper. I saw a guy one time that slotted a piece of PVC and put the razor in it. Sometimes you just have to get wet
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Credit card, bank card anything that is stiff with even a dull edge is enough to remove it from the glass. Get used to it as it will grow back constantly.
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Wow, most people complain because they cant get it to grow!
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I'd use a credit card instead of a razor. I'd be araid to scratch my tank with a razor
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i am curious about my neon green coralline. I was scraping it off with a blade, and it curls up, almost like a crepe. It lands on the substrate. Will the coralline be a result of waste, or can i leave it on the sand. I have another question about my newly esablished lighting schedule.

6:00 am-Actinics On
7:00 am-10,000k On
7:00 pm-10,000k Off
8:00 pm-Actinic Off
8:30 pm-Lunar Lights On
5:30 am-Lunar Lights Off
1) Does this cycle look good to you?
2) Will the neon green coralline turn purple with the two hours of pure actinic lighting?
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I wish i had "nuisance" coraline growth..
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