Hard Green Algae on glass help

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  1. devesh.r

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    Good day Guys,

    please if anyone could assist as the title say i have hard green algae on my glass and it spreading, i use a magnet glass cleaner to clean the glass but its not working in removing this algae.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Lobster

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    Hi
    Buy a glasss craper.
    Please make sure you clean the blade with vinegar before you use it and after using clean again with RO water. Works like a bom

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    I use a paint scraper
     
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    devesh.r Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys will try that
     
  6. chas84

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    Or try a Flipper glass cleaner
     
  7. Nur

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    Check nitrates and phosphates. If its growing thick params could be high.
     
  8. Francois

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    Flipper magent glass cleaner would be your best option here in removing that hard algea from the glass. I did try that window scraper for the past three years and found that it scratches your glass if you are not carefull.

    I agree with @Nur here, Check your nitrates and phosphate if its high try and get it lower.
     
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    I found that an old plastic credit card work well for me - I am always worried that other scrapers may scratch the glass.
     
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    Blade like this is the best as it scrapes so close plus it never scratches the glass.:)
     
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    Ive always used a piece of glass to scrape my glass as it is nearly impossible to scratch glass with glass...
    I get a couple of offcut glass pieces from my glass shop & then with a diamond glass cutter, i cut a couple of 100x30mm pieces & use the 30mm surface to scrape my glass. It takes a bit longer than the glass scraper, but at least there's no scratching.
     
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    i buy a pack of blades for the edges but for the most part i use a flipper.... works pretty well and im happy i got one...
     
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    A related question, but slightly off topic.

    Using magnet cleaners such as Flipper etc, where and what do people use to replace the respective glass side materials on the internal and external magnets?

    My external dry side magnet, glass facing material needs to be replaced and Im not sure what to ask for or where to buy it? Im guessing its some sort of "Felt" material similar to whats used on billiard tables?

    And if Im replacing the dry side I figured why not replace the wet side glass facing surface. However Im faced with the same questions..... What to ask for and where do I get it?

    Sorry if this derails the thread slightly, but it is related ;p
     
  14. Nur

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    Dry side - a thick felt that doesnt allow any plastic or hard material to touch the glass.
    Wet side -the hard part of velcro make sure that it is fairly coarse so sand &/ any othery material doesnt get stuck and scratch the glass while u clean
    and ofcourse make sure that the velcro doesnt allow any plastic or hard material to touch the glass.
     
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    The velcro scrubber works very well but you have to use it often otherwise it has little effect on stubborn spots.

    My aragonite is very fine so I have to take care not too scrub to close to the substrate or it grabs some particles which go skrrree on the glass.
     
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    wrap outside in old T-shirt.
     
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    Thanks for all the replys guy Appreciate it.
    i did buy one of these glass scrapers with the blade.

    you right it works like a boom.
     
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    Hi guys. Sorry for the ignorance but how does this 'flipper' work/differ from other cleaning tools? Ive got the same algae problem. Using a blade at the moment but if there's something better I'd like to try it. And I have to do this every weekend. Is this normal or will get better?
     
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