Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Palm Springs, CA
So after reading this thread, I splurged & got a Flipper for the GDA on my 55g. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I must say I'm underwhelmed. The razor blade barely makes a difference in the heavy GDA on the back & sides, or even the front where there's less buildup. And the scrubber side isn't much better. I'd looked at a bunch of rave reviews & videos online--but they were all for reef tanks. Bought my tank used, so wondering if the glass could be more abraded making it more difficult to remove the GDA on the walls?
Thinking the Flipper I had on order would make short work of all the algae, I went 2 wks w/o cleaning anything but the front glass. Now I'm back to my scraper, the scrubby side of an old kitchen sponge, lots of elbow grease, and wet armpits.....