What is the best way to rid of algae on the glass?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Puffer Chick, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. fazool666

    fazool666 Sea Dragon

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    I purchased the mag float with the scraper attached and think it works great. It's a 2 in 1 pad and scraper and I use the scraper to get the hard to reach areas along with the stubborn algae. It does take a little patience with the scraper part especially if the algae has been there a while but nothings perfect! I also use the scraper part to get below the sand around the tank to get that nasty green/brown stuff outta there

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  3. liegeofinveracity

    liegeofinveracity Coral Banded Shrimp

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    everytime i feed sallys frozen brine the next day i get some brown algae on the glass, i remove it with th mag float but i bought a magfloat that was for a smaller tank than mine just so it wouldn't scratch the tank,it's useless against coraline but that's what razor blades are for.
     
  4. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    hmmm thats the brand that i have, maybe thats the cause
     
  5. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    im liking this one, i wonder if petsmart or petco sells it
     
  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Go to walmart and buy a window scraper. Make sure it is metal. Literally scrape the algae off with it. After you use it rinse the blade off in fresh h2o and manually dry with papertowels. This will prevent corrosion and rust.
     
  7. bluetang08

    bluetang08 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I found this plastic scraper from pamered chef in our kitchen and stole it ;D from the wife. It works great I think its effectiveness comes from the good leverage it gets but I have also noticed since adding my two K4s that I dont need to clean the glass nearly as much it used to be about every five days now I can wait like two weeks
     
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  9. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i bought a razor blade from walmart, i tried it, worked ok got some things off, but i still had a lot of bad film algae afterwards. think the metal window scraper would be any different?
     
  10. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    im getting a mp20 i wonder if the added flow will help with the film algae on the glass like it did yours
     
  11. skiergd011013

    skiergd011013 Peppermint Shrimp

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    toothbrush will work wonders
     
  12. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    +1 for some light dusting algae...toothbrush always....mag floats are good for bulk jobs...