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Old 05-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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getting algae off glass

I have some algae on the front and sides of my tank I'd like to get off but the magnetic scrubber and the regular algae cleaner aren't removing it.

How to get it off?

I don't mind algae on the rocks and back of the tank but I just don't want it on the front and sides. Should I get some more nassarius snails? I heard they are good at cleaning the glass.

Right now my clean up crew consists of 2 nassarius snails, 1 turbo snail, and 1 large hermit crab.
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is it green?
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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It is dark green, yes.
Some are circular spots, others are more like a slime look.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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It doesn't matter what it is.. lol. I don't want it on the front or sides of the glass.

I read on google to get a razor blade and scrape it off.
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Toothbrush would work, there are algae scrapers too
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Toothbrush would work, there are algae scrapers too
Is it different than the algae scrubber (the sponge on a stick with a green and yellow side)?
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it wont come off with the magnetic scrubber?
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Razor blades are what I use, just don't let them get rusty, or switch them out when they do.
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I got 5 little horned nerite snails from severum mama and those things just motor through algae like there's no tomorrow.
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