How do you keep algae off the glass?

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How do you keep algae off the glass?

  1. Scrub pads/brush

    16.2%
  2. Razor

    12.1%
  3. Magnetic scrubber

    63.6%
  4. Chemicals

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I look through the top

    3.0%
  6. Other

    5.1%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Looking at my nasty scrub pad...
    How do you keep algae off the glass?
    Mental powers?
    Your cat's tongue?
    :tongue4:
     
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  3. asilefx

    asilefx Skunk Shrimp

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    My mental powers don't seem to work on glass.
     
  4. mario8402

    mario8402 Fire Shrimp

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    nor does cursing :furious:
     
  5. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Magnetic algae scrubbers for the front of the glass, and when it builds up too much on the sides, I get it with a metal scraper and make sure the tang is around so he can get an algae snack :)

    Jim
     
  6. sharkatak

    sharkatak Flamingo Tongue

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  7. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    I have my girlfriend scrape it of and we use it to make a nice fresh healthy salad! Nothing better than some nice hair algae and cyanobacteria mixed in with some Tuna fish and a few carrots with Vinagrette dressing!!!!!




    Ya right...
    You actually believe that?
    I actually have a bowl of Valonia with milk and strawberries!!!! YUM


    Come on...you don't actually think I would do that, do ya?

    I didn't think so,
    seriously, I use a scrub sponge and sometimes a magnet, though the magnets don't work as well IMO!
     
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  9. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Razor all the way...though looking through the top was my second choice hah.

    I love the feeling I get when I scape all the coraline algae off the front glass, it makes the water pink.
     
  10. dlaclo

    dlaclo Spaghetti Worm

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    i use a mag and a mag scraper all in one works great
     
  11. shortbus

    shortbus Plankton

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    I told my wife that when it gets dirty that is the sign that we need a bigger tank. I don't think she bought it.
     
  12. mario8402

    mario8402 Fire Shrimp

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    I used a credit card last night. ya, im that rich