Glass Cleaning Q

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cynic

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Hi folks, just a quickie..

I have some algae on the glass thats getting a little carried away, i haven't gone at it too much as the plec does have some but its getting a bit much.

Just wondered on the best scraper/scrubber options and peoples opinions. I looked in the LFS and there are all sorts of stuff. I was thinking of a glass scraper from the pound shop?
 

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I use the magnet ones. Work for me. Just don't get any dirt/grit on the pads or you'll end up scratching the glass.
 

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I use cheap washing up sponges from the supermarket (NOT ones that have any soap or detergent in them obviously!). The ones that are sponge with a layer of coarse scrubber on one side.
 
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I have one of the mag scrapers but there are some darker spots on the glass that it doesent shift. I'll give the sponges a bash.

Cheers
 

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I use.. Handle with a blade on the end, also switches to a pad type thingy ma bobby :unsure:
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I use something similar to s squeegy(sp?) and it works very well :)
 

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i don't ever clean the glass on my tank :\ i think i used a course sponge thing once last year though. Did the job. Oh, occasionally i use a Stanley knife blade to scrape the scum mark off where the water normally sits in one of my small tanks! :D
 

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kitchen sponge. dont see the point of expensive things with long handles, thats what arms are for.
 

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If you want the BEST your will want a kent scrapper they are used in marine tanks as the algae in there is a nightmare. I got the scrapper and kent kit(where you can change heads for dif needs)for £35. Very expensive but no freshwater alage take more then 30 sec to clean up :good:
 

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I used to use a variety of things, but now I've got the fertiliser levels right it doesn't seem to happen much.
 

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