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Old 04-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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i have some built up algae inside my tank on the glass i was just wondering if there was a way to clean it up.. the fish are still in my tank so i need something to use that is fish and coral friendly.. any help would be awesome
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take some pictures so we know what we're talking about. There are alot of different types of algae
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Use a razor blade to scrape it off, you can also buy an attachment that Gose on your mag float and it works like a charm.

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Chances are you have Coraline algae. A calcium type. A razor blade will work. But you need to be careful not to scratch your glass (very easy to do!). There are plastic blades available, Kent makes the one I have. This works well if you remember to clean the glass frequently.

If your tank looks like mine, a 3" border around the edges, then the razor blade is likely the best option.
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yeah i have a 14 gallon bio cube that i will be taking pictures of tomorrow morning so you guys can see what I'm talking about.. its like little small green spots all over the glass but hopefully the pictures will show what I'm talking about..
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If you get a floating magnet glass cleaner, you can use that every couple days, and it will keep the glass clean, and clear of algae.
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