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Old 06-09-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Best product to take off algae?

I have a bunch of algae smudges forming on each side of the tank, I bought the Fusion algae scrubber from Petco yesterday and that didn't really do anything. I would try an algae magnet but there's no way for me to get to the back of the tank with it... any suggestions??
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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Razor blade if it's a glass tank works wonders. It's slow but does the job like nothing else. I use my magnet scraper on all 4 walls. I just leave the back one for when I'm doing filter maintenance and lift everything off the back wall (including taped on background) and get it good.
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If you buy any algae scrubbing pad or magnet - make sure you get the right kind.

Because accidentally using a "glass" scrubber on an acrylic tank will scratch it up - but using an "acrylic" pad on a glass tank may not work well.
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Yeah I knew that, and I assumed my tank was glass. However, it must not be. That little scrubber scratched up the whole left side of the tank.
I should just buy a pleco and call it good...
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A toothbrush has always worked well for me.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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Yeah but then I gotta get dirty
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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dont get a pleco.at least not for cleaning your tank.
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