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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: keeping the glass clean

Mr. Clean magic eraser...Original only. No chemicals at all. Just sink it in the tank, wring it out, start wiping. It can even be used IN the tank with the livestock and everything left in.

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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 07:48 PM
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For cleaning windows and mirrors around the house, I usually just use a (reasonably) clean rag and give the glass a good dry scrubbing. If that doesn't work, or if the surface is unusually dirty, I'll just do the same with a damp rag, and again with a dry rag. This works pretty well, and doesn't leave any noticeable streaks.

For the tank, a lot of times I'm dealing with hard water spots/scale. If the above doesn't work, I'll just use a spray bottle with some vinegar.

Vinegar seems to work pretty well for me, it's cheap, and generally useful.
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Originally Posted by Kosch View Post
I use a combination of distilled water, white vinegar, little bit of vodka and touch of lemon juice. I know alcohol is the most dangerous for fish, but I figure in such small concentrations it would be harmless... I hope!

Works great though and the vodka helps it evaporate more quickly.

that is what i use to clean most of my house less the vodka...

i use vodka to clean a TON of other stuff (and outside of tank as well)

I'll add it next time i make my cleaning solution. i use microfiber, but some use paper towel (i'm a envrio girl so.. reusable all the way)

i put paper towel over vodka bottle turn upside down to wet towel then wipe outside glass. cleans great and nothing can get in tank.

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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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White vinegar and terry cloth wash rag all the way baby!
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 03:58 PM
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Wet a paper towel and wipe down the glass then get a dry one and get rid of the streaks. Dang it now I'm gunna have to wipe down my tanks cause y'all have me thinking about it lol

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Just a clean microfiber towel works great for me, the kind they sell for polishing your car usually 3 for $5.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:45 PM
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White vinegar and old newspaper

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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 06:51 PM
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Another vote for Microfiber or chamois - both work great even with just water.
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 PM
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i second the newspaper trick. i do it at our fish store because i don't like the idea of chemicals near our tanks!

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