Algae Scraper - Quick Tip

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Trevs, 31 Oct 2013.

  1. Trevs

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    I just found the greatest solution to scraping algae off your glass. Considering how much algae scrapers are at the pet stores a great alternative is to buy glass scrapers from your local MICA for R7 a pop.

    They work like the bomb for anyone that may be wondering!
     
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    Too small for big tanks unless u found a bigger one
     
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    I suppose they are a little more effort but I think the ones in the stores aren't that much bigger.
     
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    Have to dispose after use - they rust very quickly, at least the ones I tried from Builders
     
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    To stop the blades from rusting, rinse them under tap water, dry and put in a container with rice. No more rusting.
     
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    Old credit card works great as well. Even the new one works.......
     
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    @DotDash , swiping the credit card anyway.... haha. Seems to be a natural thing in this hobby....
     
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    Still have to put your hand in the water - not feasible for bigger tanks.
     
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    I have also been using one for sometime, and have it tapped too a 20mm pipe as a handle.

    Works better than my flipper.
     
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    Also been using one, connected to some conduit and works well ... didn't know how to prevent the rust but definately going to try the rice trick .... you learn amazing stuff on this website !! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    ....ple card stomus
     
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    Also if you can find staneless steel blades, they don't scratch the glass at all, where normal steel ones can scratch if you're not carefull.
     
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