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Scotch Brite sponge for algae cleaning?

It says not safe for aquarium, but I'm not sure if they are referring to this as use of a filter or a scrubber, any ideas?
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they have the ability to scratch the glass. It leaves a cloudy looking spot on your glass if you scrub hard and green spot algae will easily attach there so youll keep on scrubbing it.

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they have the ability to scratch the glass. It leaves a cloudy looking spot on your glass if you scrub hard and green spot algae will easily attach there so youll keep on scrubbing it.
Agree. Found out the hard way while fighting a losing battle with algae in a saltwater setup. Luckily I left the back glass alone so was able to flip the tank around when I changed over to freshwater planted.
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Good for warts though.
Excellent for scratching glass too..........

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As already said they will scratch the glass.
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And I think the new ones have some sort of detergent because when you first rinse them they release some sort of soapy foam.

Get a magnet cleaner, there are many brands and some work really well
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And I think the new ones have some sort of detergent because when you first rinse them they release some sort of soapy foam.

Get a magnet cleaner, there are many brands and some work really well
Yeah, I think you should worry about the detergent, I discovered this when I ended up with one dead betta.


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not to endorse anyones product but mag floats have worked better than anyone elses.

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try the micro fiber scrubbing pad. They come in a glove form too.


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