Cleaning back wall of tank.

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Just wondering what are the benefits and negatives of leaving the back wall with algae?

Cleaned mine today but couldn't help feeling guilty I was taking away a home for pods, and does allowing algae on the back wall help with controlling nutrients or promotes more nutrients in the water?
 
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It's just an appearance thing. It really bothers some people though. A lot of my snails and urchins get their food from there so I only clean mine once in a while. I just do the top where you can see it.
 

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Just wondering what are the benefits and negatives of leaving the back wall with algae?

Cleaned mine today but couldn't help feeling guilty I was taking away a home for pods, and does allowing algae on the back wall help with controlling nutrients or promotes more nutrients in the water?
When I start a new reef, I only scrape the green algae one or two times. On the third time, I will remove any excess but not scrape ever again. Then over time the Coralline grows.
 
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