Scraping coralline off of back wall?

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I'm getting quite a lot of coralline growth on the rear wall of my nano. Looks kinda dirty :p Should I scrape it off or leave it be?

The only negative effect I can assume is that it uses up more calcium... Are there any positives?

Also what would I use to scrape it off?
 

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Uses calcium and alkalinity...

I also got tired of it looking dirty on my back wall and scraped it all off. The tank looks great when the back wall has just been cleaned but I ended up with other even less desirable algae growing there which looked even worse. I couldn't wait for the corraline to grow back.
 
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on the same subject. what is the best way to scrap off coralline and the weird snail like creatures growing on my front glass. credit card or blade ?
 
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i have two(urchins) and they don't do anything to my coraline growths.

i also removed it with a blade, but after a day there are new traces, so i placed my rocks at the back to cover the back panel:whistling:
 
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lanzo: i'm trying to keep my rockwork off the rear panel as much as possible to improve flow in the tank.
 
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i don't want a swirl pool in my tank, i want to get a resun wave maker, then i'll most probably open my back panel, but it is a moerse shlep to clean that coraline algae off every 2nd day
 
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i say leave and let it be it is better than having some bad alge growing in your tank and makes it more natural
 
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The rumour has it that corraline growing in these places can consume as much as 15% of your alkalinity and calcium.

The question really is?
What do i charge per hour to clean?
or
How much does bi carb and slake lime cost?

Personally i have a hands out policy, which suits my couch potato mentality:confused:
Or perhaps... Shavers vs Wild and wooly...no competition let it grow. Its more natural:)

On a more serious note. If the tank were smaller than average i would shave. Especially if calc reactor or slake lime were not being used.
 
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Man, you guys wanna take it out, I am still trying my best to grow some. If ever I can have Corraline growing in my tank, I'll be one happy guy...
 

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