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. Birchell

    Birchell Gigas Clam

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    Magnetic thing every few days, and when the coralline gets bad I use a rasor. Im with Bruce, the water turns all pink, and it looks super clean the next day, :lol: .
     
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  3. nemo79

    nemo79 Zoanthid

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    I use the magnet for the front glass for when it gets a nice brown dusting. I do this every 4 days or so. Ahhh I use the scraper blade for all the coraline on the front glass and I don't bother with the sides and back anymore because it would take me a year to get the coraline off. I wish there was a magic spell to use on algae but it is natural so what can we do but complain.
     
  4. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    I use a razor blade to get what my snails missed, nothing else is easier unless you have a ton of snails that do it for you.
     
  5. christyf5

    christyf5 Astrea Snail

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    Easy blade attached to my mag float. Works like a charm and it gets it so clean I only have to scrape once a week ;D
     
  6. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Is that something that is a DIY or did you buy it?? Great ideal!
     
  7. christyf5

    christyf5 Astrea Snail

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    Its a bit of both (in my world anything that comes unassembled is DIY :p ).

    Heres the link. Basically you get the "handle" and blade and then superglue it to your magnet scraper (mag float in my case).


    Easy Blade Scraper Attachment for Aquarium Algae Magnet Cleaner
     
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  9. mm2002

    mm2002 Feather Duster

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    I love their ad on the Easy Blade.... "Stop getting your hands wet! Try an Easy Blade today!".
    Ha! If you don't like getting your hands wet you are in the WRONG hobby! :laughing0
     
  10. nemo79

    nemo79 Zoanthid

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    Ya, no matter what you do at one point or another the hands will get wet.
     
  11. mm2002

    mm2002 Feather Duster

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    Yeah, that's pretty much part of the deal huh.
    Guinea Pigs are pretty much a dry hobby. (except sometimes refilling their water bottle)
     
  12. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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