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DKRST 11-19-2011 04:47 PM

How to clean green spot algae on Acrylic?
What is the fastest and best no-scratch way to clean green spot algae off an acrylic tank? I made the mistake of not doing a wipe-down on my acrylic tank for two weeks. Now, it's taking forever to scrub the green spot algae off using a soft washcloth!

Any better way that does not risk scratches? I read the "Member Submitted Article" regarding cleaning acrylic. I like the idea of using an an old credit card and I have a mag-float I us in another tank, but I'm seriously worried the mag-float will scratch the acrylic.

MinaMinaMina 11-19-2011 05:08 PM

I have employed two very effective methods... a sponge that's made especially for acrylic, and a Nerite snail. The former sits in complete disuse since I got the latter. :-D

MinaMinaMina 11-19-2011 05:10 PM

P.S. I def don't trust magnetic cleaners. One little grain of sand or something and the acrylic is done for.

DKRST 11-20-2011 08:18 AM

Tried the credit card scraper idea, worked well. Used my white library card, helped me find the algae spots!

MinaMinaMina 11-20-2011 01:26 PM

Glad ya found something that works! And I'll keep that in mind for future ref!

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