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Old 02-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #11
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Just get a magnet cleaner. One side cleans the inside and the other cleans the outside. That is what I use and it works perfect for both inside and out
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Unless there is a little water on the outside, then it smears it around and leaves streaks everywhere!!
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Unless there is a little water on the outside, then it smears it around and leaves streaks everywhere!!
ya but just keep going over it, the magna floats clean it all up, i do it every second day lol
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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For me, it still leaves the residue. Wet rag followed by dry rag, then the dry rag will be slightly damp and you can go over it again to polish. Works for me.
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Windex (the ammonia-free variety) sprayed on a cotton rag (not on the glass) has always worked fine for me.
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Pretty sure a wet rag or paper towel followed by a dry rag or paper towel gets off salt creep. I mean.. all it is, is saltwater. You don't really need any special chemicals to get it off lol.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:15 PM   #17
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I've always heard you're not supposed to use ammonia based cleaners on aquariums, but is that just myth? I mean, as long as you spray it on a rag away from the tank, then wipe it down, no harm as I see it. I know that you're not supposed to use ammonia on acrylic, can't remember why, but on glass there is no problem whatsoever, including the silicone seals - nothing dissolves that stuff.
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I think Kurt mentioned it was the "ammonia-free variety".
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I know. I'm was wondering if it was really necessary to use ammonia free if you have a glass tank. I don't think it really matters, as long as you apply it to the rag away from the tank.

It's not like you're spraying it directly into the tank, it evaporates into the air, so I wouldn't think any significant amount of it would find it's way into the tank water. Even if you had air pumps that sucked in evaporated ammonia via air intake, I still find it hard to believe that it would impact the system at anything above a negligible level.

So what I was stating is that I think the "don't use ammonia-windex" is really a myth.
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Ah true. I think water does the trick tho.. :p
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