Coraline on back of Boyu

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  1. mornewil

    mornewil Morne

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    Hi guys

    Is there any easy way of removing coraline from back of boyu?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i use a metal blade and get my hands wet
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Metal blade doesnt work on the boyu. Back is some type of matt plastic.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    is it removeable at all?
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    No. Its part of the fixed filter compartment.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sounds like a dilemma, you you want to remove the coraline because its unsightly?
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Its not really unsightly. Looks nice on rocks. Just dont like it everywhere. I like a clean looking tank.
     
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    Try old credit card . Dont add stuff to eat it cos they wont know the difference between the side, the back or your rocks.

    But why why why
     
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    What about adding a perspex panel cut to the same shape/size as the back panel, in blue or black color?

    Then you can remove it and clean it as needed?
    You could glue two small pieces of class on either side of the tank as a rail for the perspex?
     
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    i accept it.

    but i like coraline :thumbup: ,but eat a lots of mg and alk :eek:

    no one live stock can eat coraline :whistling:
     
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    why remove a possible food source for your snails? And/Or urchin.
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Tried it, Will take forever.

    I Have thought about this. Havent seen a TL550 with a blue background yet. Would look cool and different.

    My liverock is covered full of coraline so removing some from the back wont make a difference.
     
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    I personally like the algae on the back, but a plastic scraper is probably the best way.
     
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    My three dwarf cushion stars cleaned mine of coralline algae completely, weirded, they are leave the ones on the rock alone.
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    You know i saw one of them in my tank a while ago. Havent seen it again. But 1 would probably not be enough. Unless it has a big appetite:lol:
     
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    I think an urchin is your best bet.
     
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    Get some cushion stars they do the trick and urchin if it does get out of control
     
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    Or a tuxedo urchin
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Never had urchins before. Always been bit scared they would damage corals like bubbles etc.
    Shed some light on this please
     
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