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Algae on plexiglass

Posted by bubba62 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 30, 08 at 3:49

Any suggestions for removing algae from plexiglass without scratching the surface? I gave my Dad a small plexiglass tank and can't manage to keep the front glass clear. All of the conventional methods of algae removal have resulted in scratches. Even with a Chinese algae eater working full time and the tank located away from natural light, there's a persistent build up.


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RE: Algae on plexiglass

Go to a pet store and buy an algae pad that says it is made for plastic aquariums. Petsmart carries them if there are no local independent petshops. I have used them for years with no scratches. They are softer than the pads used on regular glass tanks or dishes.


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RE: Algae on plexiglass

i use a regular soft sponge. You have to rub hard but the alge comes off without scratches.


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RE: Algae on plexiglass

My dad taught me to use a razor blade and just scrape it off. Works well for glass and plastic.


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RE: Algae on plexiglass

Also, bio bugs (bacterial cultures) will help to balance the water chemistry and algae will be less.

(staff at this site - PHD - explained this to me in detail!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Bio Future


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RE: Algae on plexiglass

a pleco will do the job effectively. I have a kind which remains the size of up to 7 inches. Chinese algae eaters are effective in cleaning algae off leaves and rockery, but not the glass.


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