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stevenjohn21 12-01-2012 02:47 AM

Mr clean magic eraser does the job !
 
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 .

CytoEric 12-01-2012 03:01 AM

They do work really well. I use them on both my glass tanks and my acrylic tank with no issues at all.

sayurasem 12-01-2012 03:02 AM

yup!

Rob in Puyallup 12-01-2012 05:03 AM

Safe inside the tank with delicate shrimp, too?

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stevenjohn21 12-01-2012 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob in Puyallup (Post 2095211)
Safe inside the tank with delicate shrimp, too?

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Yep it seems the original erasers are safe... I wouldn't use the lavender scented one though ;-)

minicrazy592 12-01-2012 05:27 AM

I would imagine as long as it's the original one with no cleaners.

EDIT: He beat me to it^^^^

Rob in Puyallup 12-01-2012 05:29 AM

You're both too good!

Thanks!

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scotty82 12-02-2012 01:48 AM

Your saying that with on a tank with fish, shrimp, plants and everything up and running that you can use the original one to clean the inside of the tank? It just seems that there would be something in a eraser that would mess up the water quality.

statler&waldorf 12-02-2012 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by scotty82 (Post 2096092)
Your saying that with on a tank with fish, shrimp, plants and everything up and running that you can use the original one to clean the inside of the tank? It just seems that there would be something in a eraser that would mess up the water quality.

The eraser is basically memory foam. It's the small, abrasive fibers that give it it's cleaning properties, not any chemical solvent.

CytoEric 12-02-2012 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by statler&waldorf (Post 2096094)
The eraser is basically memory foam. It's the small, abrasive fibers that give it it's cleaning properties, not any chemical solvent.

Yup, as long as you get the original version, you're set.

Here's a link that describes it well: http://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-eraser1.htm

sepulvd 12-02-2012 04:36 AM

good info i never knew it was safe to use in tank thats already stocked with shrimp and plants. gonna have to buy me some and use it

sssnel 12-02-2012 03:23 PM

excellent information!

secuono 12-02-2012 04:10 PM

I use the generics, they work exactly the same.

CoffeeLove 12-02-2012 04:33 PM

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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Soothing Shrimp 12-02-2012 06:50 PM

Thanks for sharing this info!


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