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12-07-2012 10:11 PM
Seattle_Aquarist
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Originally Posted by Rob in Puyallup View Post
Can you cut a piece off with scissors?

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Hi Rob,

Yes.
12-07-2012 10:03 PM
Rob in Puyallup
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Originally Posted by laqu View Post
may i say 'i love you' ... that magnet thing SUCKS... it's to big (i have SMALL) tanks ... this is great!!!!!
Can you cut a piece off with scissors?

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12-07-2012 09:47 PM
laqu may i say 'i love you' ... that magnet thing SUCKS... it's to big (i have SMALL) tanks ... this is great!!!!!
12-05-2012 02:35 PM
HD Blazingwolf to clean glass screens in lights, or acrylic. use a "soft" or "light" claybar made for automotive and a sliht soapy solution. will get rid of all ur deposit issues.
come back with a carnuba wax and it'll be easier to clean in the future
12-04-2012 11:37 PM
antbug
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Originally Posted by secuono View Post
I use the generics, they work exactly the same.
Walmart "great value" work the same at a fraction of the cost.
12-04-2012 11:33 PM
chunkychun Wow! I tried the Magic eraser after reading your post and WoW! I never had so much fun clean my tank. It was just so much easier. die algae die!
12-04-2012 11:01 PM
Shangrila Yeah, those magic erasers are something else! I use those for everything. I'm not sure if they are from this earth because they are just to simple to use.
12-04-2012 09:54 PM
Azarakiah
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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
+1 for stevenjohn21's suggestion. I was out on Sunday and picked up Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original and tried them on a tank that had some stubborn GSA/GDA. It worked great, much easier than most algae pads. Then I tried in on my 20+ yo Versa-top. It did well on the typical water spots but I still had to use a single edge razor blade scraper to remove the stubborn calcium deposits.

use hydroloric acid on the versa top, it will look mint condition after that.
12-04-2012 06:44 PM
roadmaster I use clean paper towel folded into fourth's on inside glass each week (doesn't allow build up) if cleaned each week.
Use same on outside glass with glass cleaner (not on inside).
Stopped using algae magnet's when I went to sand substrate's (too easy for sand to get into magnet type scrubber's.
May give the Mr. clean block's a try, they sure don't clean crap in kitchen or bath.
12-04-2012 06:23 PM
Seattle_Aquarist
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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 View Post
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 .
+1 for stevenjohn21's suggestion. I was out on Sunday and picked up Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original and tried them on a tank that had some stubborn GSA/GDA. It worked great, much easier than most algae pads. Then I tried in on my 20+ yo Versa-top. It did well on the typical water spots but I still had to use a single edge razor blade scraper to remove the stubborn calcium deposits.
12-04-2012 06:14 PM
CytoEric
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Originally Posted by james1542 View Post
If these are just micro sponges, then wouldn't they be amazing filter media?
They're so dense...I'm not sure what kind of flow you'd be able to get through them...
12-04-2012 05:57 PM
james1542 If these are just micro sponges, then wouldn't they be amazing filter media? How fast do they break down when left in water? I have heard the tale of them leaving pieces behind.
12-04-2012 05:31 PM
bibbster I'm not saying you can't or shouldn't, but micro abrasive sponges like these break down during use leaving behind small micro pieces of foam.

I would be hesitant to use these in an aquarium. I use them in other hobbies that I have so I do know that they do in fact break down.

Again, just my opinion, but I'd be reluctant to use them in an aquarium that is setup and working with fish, shrimp, and other animals in it.
12-02-2012 07:50 PM
Soothing Shrimp Thanks for sharing this info!
12-02-2012 05:33 PM
CoffeeLove 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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