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Old 09-27-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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What else cleans the algae off the tank glass?

I know turbo snails will, but they'll also eat every algae off of my LR which I don't want. But I'm getting a bit of algae growth on the insides of my tank glass. Should I just scrub it off for now? Or is there something else that will clean it but not strip my LR?
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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A cleaning magnet?

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Snails will eat algae off the glass, but not enough to keep it "clean".
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AND it has a decorative oak finish! I'm sold!

Actually we used to have one for our fresh water tank...worked well. Thanks Kurt.
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I had my reef 10 yrs and still get that dusty look on the glass. It`s just part of reef keeping. As kurt said a mag float is the best.
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I agree with the mag float. I used to use a Marine scrapper and it rusted....
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I got one of the magnetic scrapers. Worked like a charm! Thanks again!
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