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How do you clean your tiny Acrylic tanks?

Hello all,

I have a 2G Evolve at work and I'm looking for a better way to clean the glass. Right now I have a scrubber pad I hold in my hand, but that's tough because my hand easily overflows the tank.

What I would like is a very small acrylic safe scrubber pad on a small stick. Does such a thing exist? I haven't seen one on amazon, can you share a name and manufacturer?

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Use a credit card?

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I throw out the acrylic and get a glass tank lol sorry not helpful, but I hate acyclic/plexiglass since it scratches so easy, so I stick to glass aquariums.
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Mag-Float mini

it's pretty dinky and should get all the areas you want to clean...only problem they have is cleaning corners all the way...check out amazon or evilbay for them ^^
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Buy a long pair of forceps: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=12038 Cut a small 1/2 in X 1 in piece of soft sponge (without scrubber pad) and grasp it in the forceps. Wrap a plastic twist tie around the forceps to keep them gripping the sponge. Rub the algae off the sides of the tank. You could use the scrubber pad on a glass tank. These forceps are also great for planting in small spaces.

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what i do on mine is drain the tank, and use a paper towel wet with peroxide to wipe down the inside lightly, you dont have to scratch. it w kill the growths on the glass and bleach it clear again nicely w no scrubbing

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i don't have a magic fix, i only wipe the glass during water changes. that way i don't over flow the tank. i used to have nerites in mine but the pissed of the betta so i had to take them out.

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Mag-Float mini

it's pretty dinky and should get all the areas you want to clean...only problem they have is cleaning corners all the way...check out amazon or evilbay for them ^^
Have you had luck with this? I looked up the reviews ans many people reported it scratched acrylic. Could be sand under though,...

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Thank you for the ideas all! I bet I could put a credit card in some forceps, or glue it to a stick for easy scraping in hard to reach spots.

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9 out of 10 times it is sand stuck in between the two magnets that causes the problem. Ive used the mag floats when i had acrylic saltwater tanks with no problem same with freshwater tanks.

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