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Old 04-15-2009, 7:03 PM   #1
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To Scrape or Not To Scrape...

the back glass...THAT is the question. Over Easter weekend I was away and came back to A LOT of coralline spots. Who here lets it go, and who scrapes it? I like the color, but I'm not sure I want my overflow and back glass looking like a big purple bird has been crapping all over it!

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Old 04-15-2009, 7:05 PM   #2
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I leave it.. easier than moving stuff any more than I have to.

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Old 04-15-2009, 7:05 PM   #3
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I would leave it imho.

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Old 04-15-2009, 7:15 PM   #4
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Leave it, let it spread. Otherwise you'll be fighting scraping it around tight corners, probably never get all of it.... blah blah blah.

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Old 04-15-2009, 7:19 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have been scraping in the past. Now I'm just going to let it go. I will scrape the front and sides, but the coraline can have the back.

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Old 04-15-2009, 8:00 PM   #6
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Don't like it! That's why I am building a rock wall for the back glass on my 90g build.

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Old 04-15-2009, 8:16 PM   #7
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I scrape sides and front the back can do whatever it wants...

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Old 04-15-2009, 8:32 PM   #8
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Like Jason(rockdog) I scrape the sides, and front and the back is painted black on the outside so with purple mixed in, it looks sweet so I say leave it

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Old 04-15-2009, 8:34 PM   #9
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I used to scrape when i had an open top. Since i put a canopy on it's too much trouble.

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Old 04-15-2009, 9:04 PM   #10
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I am lazy. I scrape only the front. LOL And that is even a chore. If I could see it all from the top I'd never scrape. LOL I used to be die hard and scrape every piece of glass that wasnt hidden by rock. Now..... well... if I get around to it I scrape. The purple on the back glass looks neat under actinics has a cool glow to it.

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Old 04-15-2009, 9:54 PM   #11
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leave it. I placed a piece of deep blue acrylic behind the tank, also.
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Old 04-15-2009, 9:55 PM   #12
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I don't scrape mine gives the tang and angel a place to graze.

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:01 PM   #13
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if it were a small glass tank, might scrape it.

large or acrylic, no thanks.

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:01 PM   #14
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Don't like it! That's why I am building a rock wall for the back glass on my 90g build.
I tried that already. What are our plans? The foam stuff scares me...no real proven results for long term effects.

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:57 PM   #15
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my back is clear, so i scrap it, if it was black or blue, i'd leave it

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Old 04-16-2009, 1:28 PM   #16
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I scrape the back, sides and front. I just like the clean look, and to me a clean back panel (mine is blue) gives a greater illusion of depth.

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Old 04-16-2009, 5:50 PM   #17
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Started a new thread on the wall subject... don't want to hijack!

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I tried that already. What are our plans? The foam stuff scares me...no real proven results for long term effects.

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Old 04-16-2009, 6:32 PM   #18
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Scrape. I like the clean look.

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Old 04-16-2009, 7:20 PM   #19
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Leave it.
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