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a good scraper??

what is a good scraper to use on the glass besides the mag-float...
looking for something with a straight edge and a handle?

any thoughts?
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I bought one of the kent ones that comes with a metal edge and a sponge edge. seems to work pretty good!
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I used the Kent Pro-Scraper, and I have both a long-handled and short-handled version. The blades are replaceable.

Old credit cards work well, too.
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I have seen these before and they seem like they would work well....

http://www.bigalspets.com/proscraper-ii-16-to-24.html

They have a few attachments for glass and acrylic and they have one that has a scrubbie pad. They make a few different sizes including a small handheld one.
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A old credit card is my favorite scrapping tool

I'm not into the image, but into the hobby...
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No credit cards for me haven't been able to get a card in 10 years! Lol
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Having put several scratches in the front of my tank using metal edged scrapers--never using 'em again. Ever. Especially the handled ones as it's too easy to have 'em twist or get at an angle that puts an edge wrong against the glass.


Any stiff bit of plastic can work well--my favorite for tough jobs is actually a clay carving tool with multiple edges: curved, flat and a 90 degree edger. For lighter weight scrubbing, tight areas and my pico tanks I use a long bamboo skewer with one end wrapped with floss; the floss is just abrasive enough to scrub off algae without damaging the glass let's me get right in against the substrate and behind hard scape pieces.
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No credit cards for me haven't been able to get a card in 10 years! Lol
Old library card, old ID card, any plastic card? lol Top fin makes a scrapping tool i sort of like that has a handle, and hard rubber tip, and is only a few bucks i think.

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"bondo" stiff but soft rubber/vinyl spreaders, 3 pack at home depot, auto parts store, cheap! Stiff enough to clean, soft enough to conform to a bowfront with a little pressure.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-357-Bondo-Spreader-Pack/dp/B000BOC9K4

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bondo-Spr...9#.Ue7b6Y1OOBQ


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i use a dishwasher scrubbing pad specifically for my tank i dont really have a bad algae problem or a old crediti card. I threw away all my mag float a long time ago after some sand got into the mag and scratched up my glass
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plastic putty knife
http://www.amazon.com/Tools-05610-Assorted-Plastic-Putty/dp/B000KKRHRE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1374610727&sr=8-11&keywords=plastic+putty+knife
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