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RE: How do I remove this algae from the glass?
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: RE: How do I remove this algae from the glass?
- From: "Michael Moncur" <mgm at starlingtech_com>
- Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 21:32:50 -0600
- Importance: Normal
- In-Reply-To: <NEBBKLEDELIODOCJHLPCKELMKEAA.mgm-lists at starlingtech_com>
> From: SBarnum <sbarnum at snet_net>
> I have what I'm assuming is green spot algae on the glass of my tank.
> It is as hard as a rock and can't come off via scrubbing. Any other
Since you said glass, I'm assuming it is actually a glass tank.
First, get a Kent Pro-Scraper. These use a hard plastic blade that does really
well. They come in various sizes; buy one of the ones with a 3" blade (At
petwhse.com, the 24" long one is #525065, and the 35" long one is #197000.)
That will probably take care of your algae. If not, buy a stainless steel blade
(#525104, $4.39). This replaces the plastic blade in the scraper with a thin
sheet of metal, and it's *wonderful* for really hard algaes. But don't use it
on an acrylic tank.
I just discovered these metal blades and am very impressed. Buy a couple since
they look like they'll bend out of shape after a while. It made very short work
of a couple months' growth of very hard algae that even the plastic Pro-Scraper
If you want a cheaper approach, a single-edged razor blade will work as well,
but it's not nearly as safe for you or your aquarium.
michael moncur mgm at starlingtech_com http://www.starlingtech.com/
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