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GwenInNM 03-05-2013 11:22 AM

Coraline algae tips (on glass)
 
Does anyone here have recommendations to keep purple/coraline algae from growing on my glass? I'm scraping it off with a razorblade, but would like to not have to do this. It reforms pretty quick.

Thanks

Gwen

Reefing Madness 03-05-2013 11:24 AM

Nope, bigger razor blades. =) It grows where it will.

GwenInNM 03-05-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1455493)
Nope, bigger razor blades. =) It grows where it will.

bummer!:roll:

Reefing Madness 03-05-2013 11:30 AM

Now you know why some people are ok with no Coralline growing in thier tank. Some consider it a nuisance algae.

MetalArm3 03-05-2013 07:36 PM

If you clean your glass periodically, it will prevent the coraline algae from establishing itself there. I use my mag-float every three days, no algae on class but where I cannot get.

Metal

wake49 03-07-2013 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetalArm3 (Post 1456176)
If you clean your glass periodically, it will prevent the coraline algae from establishing itself there. I use my mag-float every three days, no algae on class but where I cannot get.

Metal

I second this

GwenInNM 03-07-2013 07:50 AM

Thanks Metal and Wake. I need to start that. I have one, but don't use it. I appreciate the advise. I do notice that it won't take off coraline that is already there, but you have a good point, in using it to prevent it from starting :-D


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