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    should I brush clean the scrubber and the side or leave it like that for another week?


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    Scrape it off by pulling the inside part up and pressing the bottom of the case against the glass. Then scrape the rest up and out.

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    heres a picture before cleaning the scrubber and side of the tank


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    Ok it seems to have a nice thick coat of slime growth, which is common for freshwater. So repeat the cleaning when the white rocks are no longer visible, and you will have maximized filtering.

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    so my scrubber is good to go now? how do people have a thick growth on it? just wait longer before cleaning? do u know how to prevent the glass from having coat of slime on it?

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    Freshwater does not get much thicker. And the growth on the glass helps even more, for more growth, and for food for fish if you let them eat it. But if you want to stop it, just use a clear sheet like in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z9OR8pTcHs

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