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AQUARIUM ALGAE SCRAPER DIY
If you're looking for a homemade DIY Aquarium Algae Scraper you've come to the right place.
Are you trying to get that encrusting coralline algae or the red algae off the front viewing panel
of your aquarium? Sometimes even the green algae can be tough to scrape off. No matter how
many times you go over it with that magnetic algae scraper it just won't come off! Grrr. Sounds
like it's time to come up with your own device for algae control. This DIY tool works on red
marine algae, green algae, brown algae or any others that will grow on the fish tank glass. This
tool is only recommended for glass tanks. Do not use this on an acrylic tank!
This algae scraper is a very easy DIY (do it yourself) project and should only take about 20
minutes or less to make one of these homemade algae scrapers. Granted, this tool isn't very
pretty, but it does a great job on that hard to scrape algae! You will need the following parts:
? 1/2 inch size pvc pipe, comes in 10 foot long pieces - approximately $1.50
? 1/2 inch size 45° angle elbow joint - approximately 50 cents
? pvc pipe cutter or a hacksaw - pipe cutter is approximately $10
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razor blade - pack of 100 is $5
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Total Cost: approx. $17
DIY Algae Scraper Parts
DIY Algae Scraper Directions:
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