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    Algae scrubber?

    What is everyone using to scrub the glass?

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    Gift card! It also functions as my handydandy scaping tool too

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    Ahhhhh, old credit card? Works like a scrubber too lol

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    Ya! lol

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    Nerites

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    Mag float

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Gift card! It also functions as my handydandy scaping tool too
    haven't thought of this... anyone have any gift cards (preferably with remaining balance) lying around?

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    if tank is acrylic then be careful what you use. The LFS should have a scrubber pad safe for acrylic. If it's a glass tank, then you have a lot more options.

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    Mr Clean magic erasers cleaning pads... Algae comes right off... Someone here suggested it... Works great and pretty cheap...

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    I use the API Algae Pad or a Kent Marine Pro-Scraper.

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    It won't dissolve in the water? (Magic eraser)

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    I used a maxed out credit card, or expired DL. I use my scaping tool alot when I don't want to get my hands deep in the tank. If its really hard to get off, sometimes a razor. I get scared though when I'm near the edges where the silicon is.

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    Nope....no chemicals / cleaners added to it either....it's just a smooth pad and you rub the algae right off... off course, you may need other means for real tough spots - but I used these constantly during my weekly large water changes and regular maintenance....mine is a glass tank...

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    If you use the Magic Eraser then get the original because the Kitchen scrubber and the Bathroom scrubber editions do contain chemical cleanser.

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    So I have scratched the hell out of my aquarium...... and have no idea how I did it.

    I have a glass aquarium....and have used a Scotch Brite Dobie Scrubber...and a Scotch Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pad.

    I am convinced that the pads themselves did not scratch my glass....so something must haver gotten into the pad or scrubber.

    I have some really stubborn algae that I have neglected.....and had to put a lot of force into scrubbing it...and while I got rid of a lot of it...I scratched the hell out of my glass doing so and now I am afraid to do any cleaning.

    Help!

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