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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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how to clean drop checker

My drop checker has a light growth of algae in it. How do you guys recommend cleaning this out? I was thinking a hydrogen peroxide or bleach soak. Thanks
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Either works fine
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great I have bleach on hand so that makes the decision easy
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I usually just hit mine up with a magic eraser when I'm cleaning the glass.

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I usually just hit mine up with a magic eraser when I'm cleaning the glass.
This is what I do.

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This is what I do.
I need to get it out from inside the glass.

Do you use the magic eraser inside the tank? i have read several debates on this
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Yep, inside the tank and out. Been it this way for over a year now. No issues at all.

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how to clean drop checker

I recently visited the Maui aquarium and a scuba diver was in a tank cleaning it with magic erasers. I buy the Walmart brand. Just get the ones without cleaner in them.

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You can try boiling it if it's glass. Just let the water return to room temperature before you remove it. Rubbing alcohol and white rice also does a good job of cleaning the inside of glass objects. Just pour it in and shake it till it's clean, then rinse it out well.
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You can try boiling it if it's glass. Just let the water return to room temperature before you remove it. Rubbing alcohol and white rice also does a good job of cleaning the inside of glass objects. Just pour it in and shake it till it's clean, then rinse it out well.
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