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Old 07/13/2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Cleaning wo scratching the glass

What is the trick to cleaning the glass with out creating scratches. I use a scratch pad that they sell for cleaning tanks. It's on a long handle. Walmart sells them. But I seem to be scratching the hell out of my tank glass. I try to make sure I dont get it near the sand. Just curious if theres a better way.


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Old 07/13/2019, 12:07 PM   #2
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A magfloat does the trick


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Old 07/13/2019, 12:20 PM   #3
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Flipper gets the algae on one side and has a razor on the other side for getting Coralline off

https://clearchoiceaquatics.com/prod...2c5a52d8&_ss=r

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Old 07/14/2019, 02:21 AM   #4
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Okay I'll have to try those. Thanks


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Old 07/15/2019, 02:05 AM   #5
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I use a Tunze Long.


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Old 07/15/2019, 07:20 PM   #6
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I have a few trochus snails that clean about 90% of the algae on the glass. It’s a smaller tank though so I don’t need many


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Old 07/15/2019, 08:38 PM   #7
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THe Tunze cleaner (not cheap) is one of the best for not trapping sand.


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Old 07/18/2019, 08:43 AM   #8
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I use a flipper magnetic glass cleaner.


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Old 07/29/2019, 09:27 PM   #9
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Tunze long the best I’ve used. U can go wrong with it


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Old 07/30/2019, 12:15 PM   #10
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I made my own scrapper, i think the store bought ones are way over priced and if the blade gets dull its history. I do also use mag floats for the easy to remove algae.
I used a oak dowel rod 3/8" dia then cut it 8" longer then my deepest tanks depth so id have spare should i ever need to shorten & modify it. I then cut a slanted notch of apprpx 20degrees angle at the end & inserted a X-acto blade in it after wiping the oil off the blade. Placed gel CA on it & whalla it works as well or better then any store bought ive used & cost under a buck. Some of these specialized tank items are just a foolish waste of money unless you have more cash then you know what to do with. The oak also bows if pushed too hard so no worry about scratching glass under strain.


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Old 08/06/2019, 08:58 PM   #11
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I don't really have an answer for scratches, but this is inevitible IME, long term...


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Old 08/10/2019, 07:07 PM   #12
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I just use an old credit card.


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Old 08/11/2019, 09:25 AM   #13
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I just use an old credit card.
I thought what? Ok so i grabbed an old stiff CC from my safe i don't use (keeps fico up tho) & i tried it on my pink coralline on the back wall............Nothing, nada, was like trying to remove paint from a wall using a pc of paper. Razerblade took it right off like crumbly bread crust on toast. Id have to see a video of a CC actually removing encrusting coralline to believe it at this point since i just tested that application.


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Old 08/11/2019, 11:13 AM   #14
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Agree. Credit card is for the normal glass cleaning not the coralline. Razor blade for the hard stuff, but every week or day cleaner the cc is a champ.


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Old 08/11/2019, 11:24 AM   #15
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Here is a video: there are a few videos if you search
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BsWHPrwZhs


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