11-10-2006, 05:16 AM
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Re: Acrylic tanks
Originally Posted by Tracy
How do I clean the algae off the inside surfaces of my acrylic tank without scratching it? It is very stuck on and the snails can't clean it off. I've tried rubbing it with a cloth and still no luck. Any suggestions?
In one word (per Ghost) Magnetron with brushes and then soft pads.
Some diligence is necessary because if you "let it go" animal colonies such as radiolaria will form which are covered with algae and these are a "real pain" to remove.
I believe these colonies are what you are now "dealing with". They evidence themselves as green "patches" on the tank walls.
I had to use some algae scrapers made by Kent (do not remember where I got them but you can google) for acrylic in order to remove some of the infested areas of these "pesky little critters".