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11-13-2012 05:53 AM
Green_Flash I will be trying a TLF nano mag for the first time, I will report back how well it works
11-13-2012 05:23 AM
etane Anyone has experience with the Tetra Stay Clear Scraper?

I found it on Amazon, but the description on there is not as detailed as the facebook page I linked.

Ergonomically, this seems to be the best one out there for my needs. I like the swivel head and what seems to be a very low profile scraper.

What irks me is the description on the facebook page where it describes the pad has some type of anti algae agent on it which seemingly has to be eventually replaced.

I can't find any more/other information on this scraper. If there isn't any info on this from this forum, I think I will get the TOM scraper which is also on amazon and has excellent reviews.
09-06-2012 09:08 PM
jemminnifener Anything like an old credit card will work as well! Like plastic membership cards, gift cards with no value on them...
09-06-2012 08:50 PM
Wwh2694 I don't use metal at all on my aquarium they will later scratch the glass no mater what. I use the plastic scraper the one u used to remove stickers, I just remove the Ada blades and replace that with it.
09-06-2012 08:30 PM
Silenced Thanks for the info, I may try to use the classic one some time later for cleaning!



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Perfectly safe as long as you get the original one, and not the one with the added scents / chemicals in it. It's essentially super rough substance similar to the microfiber cloths that you use to wipe your glasses with, and has nothing harmful to your aquarium... just remember to stay with the classic one.
09-06-2012 06:44 PM
AndreyT Flat glass - ordinary magnetic scraper works perfectly fine.
09-06-2012 03:39 PM
Wasserpest I have managed to scratch glass with razor blades (not sure how). For my nice tanks, I go with credit cards.
09-06-2012 06:48 AM
Sotty I've used razor blades, credit cards and putty knives. Razor blades are my favorite for a deep clean scraping.

I would recommend something like Mag float as well though.
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I use this on my front glass every evening before viewing (almost every evening at least). Its nice for a quick clean, takes 30sec for a 55 gallon and you dnt have to get wet.
09-06-2012 05:23 AM
philemon716 I have a straight edged tank.

The credit card worked beautifully! Thanks guys - saved me a few bucks!
09-06-2012 04:43 AM
Ajax_xajA
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Credit cards with wet arms... Has any one tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? I wonder this works or this is safe product for the tank....
Perfectly safe as long as you get the original one, and not the one with the added scents / chemicals in it. It's essentially super rough substance similar to the microfiber cloths that you use to wipe your glasses with, and has nothing harmful to your aquarium... just remember to stay with the classic one.
09-06-2012 04:08 AM
freph
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There's really no need for 5-15 dollar glass scrapers. If it's glass, then go with razor blades. These seem to work a lot better for me than the cards do and they're cheap as heck. Just be careful with all sharp objects please
Razor blade on a stick is my personal favorite. Thanks, ADA.
09-06-2012 03:30 AM
Silenced Credit cards with wet arms... Has any one tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? I wonder this works or this is safe product for the tank....
09-06-2012 12:03 AM
Ajax_xajA There's really no need for 5-15 dollar glass scrapers. If it's glass, then go with razor blades. These seem to work a lot better for me than the cards do and they're cheap as heck. Just be careful with all sharp objects please
09-05-2012 05:45 PM
bitFUUL
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Old credit cards work well as long as you don't mind getting your hands wet.
+1 on old credit cards.
09-05-2012 05:40 PM
AndreyT
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I wanted to get some insight into what I should be looking for when purchasing a scraper? There are a number on Ebay, but am not sure which would be an ideal tool to get algae off the walls (green spots).
Is it for flat glass or for bowed glass?
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