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    Do you razor blade your tank?

    to scrap off tough coralline algae off your front glass? I guess I'm just paranoid to stick anything metal in there. A few minutes ok?
    If the authors of "Finding Nemo" knew anything about Clownfishes, Marlin would turn into a female and Nemo would become her new husband.

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    I don't like doing it but if your going to ... make sure you clean the packing oil off the blade first.
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    i heard use a credit card... ( a expired one)

    what about ice scraper?

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    i have used a credit card, but usually only use a magnitic scraper. i had a blade but it gets rusty

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    I use the proscraper wide with the steel balde...its a bit expensive but it doesn't rust and works wonders on the coralline.

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    Credit cards work great on acrylic tanks! ..

    Just go to homedepo and pick up a Paint scraper.. works great!.. Or pick up the cheap $2 single edged razors for scraping paint.. and just dispose of it when you start to see rust,

    its not in the tank long enough to hurt anything.,

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    Is your tank acrylic or glass? If acrylic, be very careful, but if it's glass..., scrape away!!!!!!!!!! I use a magnetic floating type scraper for regular cleaning, but the stubborn algae spots or all that coralline ( a blessing in it's own way, I guess...) get scraped off with a razor blade all the time!!!!! Credit cards work well too and I used to use them, but for some reason they "expire" very quickly and don't work as well afterwards!!!

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    Acrylic? sorry missed that one... I wouldn't use a blade... proscrapers come with a plastic blade... they work.. you jsut have to use a bit of elbow grease

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    Re: Do you razor blade your tank?

    Originally posted by GoSUV
    to scrap off tough coralline algae off your front glass? I guess I'm just paranoid to stick anything metal in there. A few minutes ok?
    It says front "glass" Guys ...
    Rob

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    I use razor blads all the time in mine. I hadn't heard about the packing oil before though. It's dangerous?
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