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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:13 am Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  use  a  glass  magnet  cleaner  but  it  does  create  glass  scratch  in  long  run.........                

 Yes  right,  and  it  requires  a  lot  of  strength  to  move  it  across.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:28 am Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 Ganesaa:  I  have  never  done  this  with  a  running  tank.  So  I  have  no  idea.  Also,  I  have  no  idea  how  shrimp  would  react  to  this.  But  typically,  you  lower  the  water  to  the  minimum  level  possible.  Dab  some  vinegar  in  a  wad  of  cotton  or  old  cloth.  Apply  it  on  the  glass  and  wait  for  a  couple  of  minutes  before  you  start  scraping  away.  Punch   Guns   Whip  
 
 I  don't  think  you  can  prevent  atleast  a  few  drops  from  reaching  the  water.  I  don't  think  it  will  have  too  much  of  a  negative  effect.  But  yes,  the  pH  will  dip.  You  better  take  the  advise  of  someone  who's  done  this  before.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:27 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 If  anybody  is  using  vinegar  ,  there  is  no  problem  with  it...  I  have  used  it  for  close  to  10  yrs...key  is  to  rinse  well  with  water
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:56 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 Vinod,
 How  do  you  rinse  a  tank  with  livestock?  Don't  get  me  wrong  I'm  just  trying  to  find  out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:08 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 OOps  ...not  with  live  stock  on....but  there  is  a  way  too,  reduce  the  water  by  3  or  more  inches....take  a  cotton  swab  ,  dip  lightly  in  vinegar  and  scrub  ....but  one  should  be  extremely  careful
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:59 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 in  planted  tank  it  will  work  limitedly
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:35 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 Percy  I  have  adopted  your  idea  of  using  the  painting  ka  patra  to  clean  the  glass.  I  got  one  and  cleaned  it  completely  and  then  gave  it  a  light  coat  of  clear  acrylic  paint  to  prevent  anything  from  leaching  out  and  the  patra  from  rusting.
 
 
 Dilute  the  vinegar  to  25%  and  you  can  safely  use  it  even  in  an  active  aquarium.  I  have  done  this  before.  Make  sure  the  cloth  or  tissue  is  not  squeezed  while  rubbing  it  on  the  glass.  
 
 Tetra  has  a  product  for  just  such  an  application  that  I  have  used  before  and  it  was  nothing  but  diluted  vinegar  on  one  of  those  fibrous  wet  wipe  type  tissues.  It  was  labelled  safe  to  use  even  underwater  and  I  did  use  it  without  any  probs  in  a  planted  with  neon  tetras  angels  and  rcs.
 
 Vinegar  is  a  very  weak  acid  and  the  home  use  cooking  vinegar  is  diluted  as  it  is
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:54 pm Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Percy  I  have  adopted  your  idea  of  using  the  painting  ka  patra  to  clean  the  glass.  I  got  one  and  cleaned  it  completely  and  then  gave  it  a  light  coat  of  clear  acrylic  paint  to  prevent  anything  from  leaching  out  and  the  patra  from  rusting.
 
                 

 
 Good,  and  thanks,  but  did  you  make  it  blunt?  it  will  scratch  otherwise.  I  scratched  th  GF  tank  glass  Sad
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 A  bit  of  the  spray  is  on  the  edge  so  it  should  be  fine.  Ive  done  it  with  a  blade  before.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:24 am Post subject: Re: How To clean aquarium glass?? Reply with quote

 I  have  been  using  cuttle  bone  (ever  since  someone  recommeded  it  at  a  KAS  meet)  and  it  works  fine  for  me.  Its  easy  on  the  glass  buy  the  ridges  remove  algae  and  salt  deposits.  The  bone  wears  out  though.  
 
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 I  tried  cuttlefish  bone  but  didnt  work.....
 Can  you  elaborate  please
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 I  use  magnet  to  clean  the  glass.  Got  it  from  an  LFS  in  Bandra.  It's  easy  and  smooth.  I  wanted  to  ask  something  with  regards  to  the  four  corners  of  my  tank.  I  can  see  some  white  deposits  on  all  four  corners  from  top  to  bottom....
 
 Whenever  I  clean  that  area  with  the  magnet,  the  white  deposit  comes  out  and  the  fish  start  eating  them...
 Can  someone  tell  me  what  that  thing  is?
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 Agarwalajay:  The  entire  moto  of  this  opic  was  to  find  how  to  remove  the  white  deposit....Not  just  cleaning  the  aquarium  glass.
 That  whit  deposit  is  calcium  deposits.  WHich  is  hard  to  remove
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 But  do  fish  eat  calcium  deposit?  Whenever  I  clean  mine,  they  start  eating  the  waste  that  comes  out...is  it  harmful?
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agarwalajay  wrote  (View  Post):                
But  do  fish  eat  calcium  deposit?  Whenever  I  clean  mine,  they  start  eating  the  waste  that  comes  out...is  it  harmful?                

 
 No  they  dont  eat  calcium  deposit....  even  if  they...they  are  not  harmful  since  these  are  minerals  from  the  water  and  not  an  external  source.
 
 Also  link  for  all  on  cleaning  aquarium  glass.
 http://www.yamatogreen.com/CleaningAquariumGlass.htm
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