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Old 04-05-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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Tips on cleaning algae on glass?

Is there any secrets for cleaning the green algae off glass? I tried tool with blade on end and the stuff held on like Rocky Balboa!! Lol
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 AM   #2
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I use a soft toothbrush in general, but for the tough stuff, i use a plastic credit card. Dont scrape too hard because you may scratch the glass, but i have found it to be very effective. All the best.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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Single edge razor blade held at an angle works pretty well.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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algae "Cleaning"

Hi. New to site. Long time f/w fish enthusiast! Pleco's r excellent algae !! Do NOT 'Use' 'Chemical' cleaners! (I "Tried" & Killed fish/ Ruined my "Balances"! Found a (yellow) long handled (blue) scrubby cleaner that works Well!! On 'Soft' stuff and lime!!
My daughter bought me a "Food Scraper" (is 'Square'~w/1rounded corner. One side is 'Bubbled'~easie to hold. (Avail a $Tree's) works well! On cleaning 'hard' Algae!
"Best" suggestion~ buy 1 'small' Pleco (Plecostomous-Algae eater) for 20-gallon~bigger for 'Bigger' tank!
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I use a green scotch bright pad
They are easy to use don't scratch the glass and do a great job cleaning
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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I use a green scotch bright pad
They are easy to use don't scratch the glass and do a great job cleaning
Scotch brute sounds good, but are there any contaminants in them?
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if I haven't killed my fish in the last 30 years I think there ok lol
just use one for your tanks and only for your tank you'll be fine
just don't cross contaminate it with chemicals
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if I haven't killed my fish in the last 30 years I think there ok lol
just use one for your tanks and only for your tank you'll be fine
just don't cross contaminate it with chemicals
I haven't tried them yet but I think I'll do so tonight. Thank you for the tip!
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Hi. New to site. Long time f/w fish enthusiast! Pleco's r excellent algae !! Do NOT 'Use' 'Chemical' cleaners! (I "Tried" & Killed fish/ Ruined my "Balances"! Found a (yellow) long handled (blue) scrubby cleaner that works Well!! On 'Soft' stuff and lime!!
My daughter bought me a "Food Scraper" (is 'Square'~w/1rounded corner. One side is 'Bubbled'~easie to hold. (Avail a $Tree's) works well! On cleaning 'hard' Algae!
"Best" suggestion~ buy 1 'small' Pleco (Plecostomous-Algae eater) for 20-gallon~bigger for 'Bigger' tank!
My pleco doesn't seem to want to eat the algae on the side of my glass I have spots everywhere and have to clean it every few weeks.
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