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Old 05-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
 
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Betcha they are Nerite eggs. I had two in a tank once and they laid hundreds of eggs everywhere...glass, wood, plants, you name it. Before long my black sand had a decidedly salt and pepper look to it. Nothing you can stock will eat nerite eggs, if that's what they are.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
 
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The spots are gone now and I have no increase in snail population(unless they're all in the sand).
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:26 AM   #13
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Gone and you didn't remove them? Nitrite eggs don't hatch, I think they need brackish water to do that... If you didn't take them off, that's not what they were.

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
 
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i have a scraper that I bought, from Petco I think, or petsmart, but long curved handle, and flat metal scraper blade.
I have found that this does the best in scraping anything off. Unfortunately, it does sometimes require a bit of elbow grease to get whatever crud it is off.
Also, I found that when a tank is medicated, for whatever reason it seems to 'bond' with algae, green stuff, or whatever, and THAT is REALLY hard to scrape off.
the razor blade suggestion is good, but I think the flat blade scraper does a good job and is a bit safer than a razor blade.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #15
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I like the razor blade. Although I have yet to need anything other than a wipe on the glass I have scraped far more than my fair share of stuff off of windows. Once you don't have that nice clean sharp edge the chances of scratching the glass go up, particularly if the edge is dull enough to capture sand. You can get longer handles meant for scraping windows that take those one sided razor blades which makes them safe enough. I've gone through boxes of 100 blades over the years and I don't ever recall cutting myself on them even once.

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
 
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I haven't messed with them beyond me starting this thread. So they disappeared on their own...whatever they were.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #17
 
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that's even better.
mysteries, mysteries, mysteries...
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #18
 
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that's even better.
mysteries, mysteries, mysteries...

Oh yes, so much fun not knowing what in the world they were xD
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