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Old 04-24-2015, 03:45 PM   #2041
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As one can see, the coraline in the tank has exploded in growth. The credit card just isn't cutting it now. Any ideas besides razor blading it off?
And in the last tank shot, you can see the marine beta right after it shot out of the rocks and puffed up to intimidate me.

Hank ,..Oh that credit card will still work on the coraline algae ,. You just gotta stop using it as a scraper and use it to buy yourself a real scraper ,...


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I've got an acrylic tank so I'm using a long handled Kent scraper on 90 % of what's on the main viewing window and the tunze magnetic scraper on the sections that I can't reach otherwise ,... I Buy extra plastic blades for each unit cuz they wear out way too quickly :-(


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I use a clean razor blade and just go slow so I don't scratch the glass.


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I use a clean razor blade and just go slow so I don't scratch the glass.


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Acrylic or glass tank hank ?


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Yep a fresh razor blade and you're golden .... Acrylic is a lot more of a hassle with the plastic blades :-(


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I had them on my list when I was in town last week but came back with a fish instead...always works like that. Maybe I have some in my old utility knife for weekend cleaning.
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I had them on my list when I was in town last week but came back with a fish instead...always works like that. Maybe I have some in my old utility knife for weekend cleaning.
Make sure they are new and don't have any surface rust or flaws. A good ol' scratch across front and center of the tank will drive you nuts! I had them in my last tank. I prefer the rectangular single edge blades for this. They have that little fold on the opposite side to hold onto. They are cheap too. You can actually get a handle for them as well in the painting sections used to scrape paint off of windows and what not. If you can find an ALL plastic one, then its a score. The ones with metal parts rust in a couple days.
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