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Hey,

What do people use to clean their back glass? Mine has a good amount of algae on it (non-coralline), and I would like to clean it. Problem is: A) It is painted, (B) my canopy is impossible to remove on my own. I was looking into picking up either the 24 or 36" Kent Pro-Scraper. Anyone have any experience with this product? Or is there something else people use on their big tanks to clean those "hard to reach" places? BTW my tank is a 180.
 

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If you don't want to spend the $20 dollars on the scraper and you have a glass tank buy a window scraper with an angled handle and attach a dowl rod to it. Works great and cost about $3. Another bonus is that the razor blades in your scraper are cheap and easy to replace.
 

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The thing is it is very hard to reach the back glass for me, so a plastic spatula would probably not do the trick. I don't mind plunking down $20 for the extended scraper if it actually does a decent job and doesnt just "brush" the back glass so to say. As far as snails go, that is another story (having snail issues I wont go into).
 

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I don't scrape the back. I leave it for the snails. After two years, it is now covered with purple coraline algae and has a cool three dimensional look.

I only clean the three sides.

Homer
 

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Same here Homer,

I only clean the three sides, I figured I should leave a big area for the snails to graze on.
 

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I use the Kent scraper and love it. And I don't clean the sides that offen.
Phantom...you mean I'm supposed to scrape off that coraline :funny:
 

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I use a pvc pipe with a slot I cut on a 45 degree angle to hold a metal blade. I clean 4 sides... I like the looks of the blue backround better than the coralline. Enough purple already! :D
 
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