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Old 11-15-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
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How long does it take you?

I just finished my algae scraping for the week. It took me one and a half hours to complete it. I was just wondering if I am extremely obsessive compulsive or if this is about par for the course. I have a 65 gallon reef tank. 8O
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well when i do scrape it i only scrape the front so there is something for the algae eaters to eat so it doesnt take me that long......plus i go over it everyday with an algaemagnet
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under 10min, i also only do the front
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Old 11-16-2003, 12:48 AM   #4
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20g tank, clean two panes, usually run the algae magnet over it a couple times per week and scrape coralline once per week (most times every two weeks), usually takes less than 10 minutes.
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what do you do with the corraline when you scrape it? just curious lol
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10 mins for me too.
I love kents pro scraper + the magnets
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Old 11-16-2003, 07:00 AM   #7
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what do you do with the corraline when you scrape it? just curious lol
Let it go wherever the current takes it
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:00 AM   #8
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180g, clean three sides with a Tiger Shark float magnet. About 5-10 minutes, tops.

Coraline accumulates only at the top 2" (not sure why) - I usually scrape this off with a credit card every other week. About 10 min. for that.
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:57 AM   #9
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DUDE!! Your obsessed... But I bet youve got the cleanest tank in town.. I hate allege so much I scrap twice a week but at 10 mins tops its not a big deal. Do you lose a lot of snails?
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I usually scrape this off with a credit card every other week. About 10 min. for that.

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Sounds like a better use for credit cards, rather than use them to put yourself in debt.

I clean the frt and two sides on my 50 G, 10 min tops.
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