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Any suggestions on how to remove green algae from the walls of an acrylic aquarium? I've thought of 100 different ways, but I'm looking for the best and cleanest way to remove it without scratching the tank.

Yes it's my fault. I left the light on too long, 2 days in a row.

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Use one of them blue and white soft checkered clothes, but if you have sand becareful not to agitate the sand first.
 

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Shooter311 said:
I used a razor blade, and I had no trouble.
Was that with acrylic?:) Acrylics get scratched easily by razor blades.
 

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if possible, the best way in removing algae is to use a fish that eats it, if it is not possible you can go to your lfs and get some algae scrubbers made for acrylic aquariums
 

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I'm aware of the obvious answers like go to the store and buy one, I am looking for the more creative ones like using an expired credit card. I'm not going to use a razor though, that would definitely scratch acrylic.

Sometimes the best suggestions are the least obvious ones. :wink:
 

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i use an algae magnet. they r simple and quick with no mess! tho u have to watch the fish a few have run into the side the goes into the tank.
 

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what i do is mix man made algae cleaning with natural!! i use my special sponge for fish tanks on the front wall so you can see the fish clearly and then id buy a snail (mystery or ramshorn?) to do some work because there really cool and very low maintance.
 
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