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How often do you clean your glass?


cdoval

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Hi,

 

I seem to be having to clean my glass every 3 days as green slime builds up. I Use a maganetic cleaner, is this normal?

 

How often do you clean your glass?

 

Cheers,

 

Cdoval

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travisurfer

it means your tank is getting too much direct sunlight or there are two many nutrients in the water. most likely though, its either the latter or a combo of the two. i only have to scrape my glass once a week and even then there is minimal algae growth.

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every day or maybe every other day - my BC8 is worse but it does sit near a window (but the blinds are always closed)

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masterbuilder

cdoval,

 

Sounds about right. I do mine every couple of days. I COULD and have gone a week, but it looks crappy if I do.

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I clean mine about every two day, it is not so much the algae as it is the micro feather duster on the glass.

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I do mine once or twice a week. The more often you do it, the easier it is to maintain. When you start stretching your time frame out it becomes a bigger chore each time you do it.

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My Blenny takes care of it for me, he is never lazy and keeps his tank looking nice.

 

I also have a mag float and use it occassionally for the spots he misses. It grows constantly, nothing abnormal there. Pick up a Lawnmower Blenny, they are hard workers.

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Whenever I need/want to take pics

 

+1

 

Mine is mostly coralline growth at this point, so the razor blade has to come out anyway. Usually once every couple of weeks.

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irishtexan

I want to keep my tanks very clean so I usually just go over the glass with the mag cleaner once a day. Just easier than having it build up.

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Every 2-4 days. I wonder how many and of what kind of snail(s) you would need in a 29 gallon to keep the glass clean.

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I found using the mag float scares the crap outta everything in the tank, even when i go slow. I'm assuming this is normal. Anyway to do so you dont cause stress to the things in the tank?

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Me clean them when taking pic or doing water change which is every 2 weeks.

 

I don't want to starve my snails.

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Do a good once over of the glass every day or two. I found that, as said above, if I let it go for a while in my 55 it got to be more of a chore. It's nice having a smaller tank and it only taking about 30 seconds to clean :)

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My tanks is almost 2 months old. I've never cleaned the inside glass. My snails do a great job. It seems like I have more stomatellas every day!

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