Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rockport, Texas
The best long-term solution is to have a tank with healthy, growing plants. I haven't had to clean my glass in years.
In the meantime, manual control is a simple option. You can use a credit card to scrape the glass, or one of those handy magnetic scrapers. String algae can be twirled around a dowel or a stick, and removed.