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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Nasty Spot Algae!!

Just wondering, what is the best way to clean spot algae of your tank and to keep them from coming back? I have a 40 gl tall tank with about 30 gallon of live rock and 1 inch sand bed. My water paremters are where its suppose to be i get it tested everyweek. Tanks been up for about 2 months but technically the water and live rock and sand came from an existing established tank. I have 2 power compacts 30'' one 10000k and one actinic. Not worried about the sides and back wall but i'd like a clear view of the front. The sides and backwall is actually getting covered with coraline which i heard is a good sign but the front is also getting coraline which i'd also like to remove. So guys whats the trick to cleaning this spot algae off?

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oh also all i have is one sifter some hermits and snails and some easy corals like pulsing xenis and zoas
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-12-2009, 07:34 AM
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Great question. I use a magnetic algae scrapper to remove brown algae from the front glass. Coraline algae is best removed with a razor blade.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-12-2009, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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yeah the brown algae comes off no problem with the magnetic scraper but doesnt even touch the spot algae
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-13-2009, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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spot algae is annoying me so hard to clean
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-16-2009, 08:07 PM
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spot algae is annoying me so hard to clean
if coraline algae is on the glass and you srape it off , is it still going to spread?
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-20-2009, 07:32 PM
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if coraline algae is on the glass and you srape it off , is it still going to spread?
Yes it is going to spread. It will spread over the live rock and back glass.
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