Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by eliyareef, Feb 16, 2018.
Can I use steel wool to clean algae of the inside of a tank?
I wouldn't, can you spray/soak it with water, and vinegar for coralline, diluted bleach can help with organics
i wouldn't .. why not use a algae scraper. This is what i use on my tanks
I can't say no enough to this.
Firstly, it will likely scratch your glass. Second, the filaments of metal will fall off into the tank and release unwanted compounds as they break down. Third, the manufacturing process uses oils and other chemicals that will be released into the water.
Get an algae scraper as mentioned above, or a magfloat with the scraper attachment (what I use) add either will remove all algae (including coralline) fairly easily.
I should clarify, I was thinking this was an empty tank when I posted this response.
If the tank is full, then yes just use an algae scraper, none of the things I mentioned!
I always find that a razor blade works best for me. Cheap too.
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