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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Mr clean magic eraser does the job !

I'm sure many of you do this already and I'm actually mad at myself for not discovering this sooner as it would have saved a lot of time and effort in the past! I used a mr clean magic eraser to clean the glass on my tank today because I was too lazy to walk upstairs and get the usual micro fiber rag for cleaning the outside of my tanks with. To my amazement it cleaned the glass to a sparkling look ! I then decided to use a new one for the inside and it cleaned the algae off with no effort at all!
I then decided to clean the glass lids that had developed hard water residue on , now it did not take it all off but it did clean the glass again to a sparkly finish where you can barely see the water residue. I'm sure if I had time to soak the glass in vinegar and then try with the magic eraser, it would eventually come off ! Anyway I hope if you are not already using this product , you will give it a try .

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 03:01 AM
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They do work really well. I use them on both my glass tanks and my acrylic tank with no issues at all.
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Safe inside the tank with delicate shrimp, too?

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Safe inside the tank with delicate shrimp, too?

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Yep it seems the original erasers are safe... I wouldn't use the lavender scented one though ;-)

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I would imagine as long as it's the original one with no cleaners.

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You're both too good!

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Your saying that with on a tank with fish, shrimp, plants and everything up and running that you can use the original one to clean the inside of the tank? It just seems that there would be something in a eraser that would mess up the water quality.

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Your saying that with on a tank with fish, shrimp, plants and everything up and running that you can use the original one to clean the inside of the tank? It just seems that there would be something in a eraser that would mess up the water quality.
The eraser is basically memory foam. It's the small, abrasive fibers that give it it's cleaning properties, not any chemical solvent.
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The eraser is basically memory foam. It's the small, abrasive fibers that give it it's cleaning properties, not any chemical solvent.
Yup, as long as you get the original version, you're set.

Here's a link that describes it well: http://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-eraser1.htm
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good info i never knew it was safe to use in tank thats already stocked with shrimp and plants. gonna have to buy me some and use it
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excellent information!
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I use the generics, they work exactly the same.
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I've used them before also, no idea they'd be safe to use inside of a running tank though, nice!

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Thanks for sharing this info!

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