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Old 06-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Cleaning front of glass

I was wondering if it's OK to clean the inside of my tank?

My tank isn't old and I'm just going through having some algae patches on the glass, it's dimming the view (I think) through the tank and I was just going to get a clean sponge and rub it down inside.

Just thought I would quickly check if this is safe to do? No consequences etc..

Might seem a no brainer but worth a check!
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Yeah yo can scrub it without it causing problems, just make sure after you scrub you do a partial water change.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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I us a magnetic cleaner and it's the best. I use it (front & sides) just before I do a PWC so I can vacuum as much out as possible.
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Depending on the algae I sometimes have to use a razor blade to get it off. One of my tanks get green coralline algae and the only thing that will take it off is a razor blade.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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Clean the glass with one of the magnet scrapers and look at your lighting. If you can make sure that it is slightly angled so it doesn't hit the front glass. After all, no reason to light the front glass. You aren't growing anything there...except algae.....hahahahaha

I am using LED and have my lights adjusted so I only have to clean my glass about every other week.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #6
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Yeh true, might be worth checking the angle of the reflector.

Cleaned it all earlier, 100x better!
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #7
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U dont have to do a PWC every time you clean the glass. I and most others have to clean the glass almost daily. Were talking about quickly hitting it with a magfloat so that it doesn’t get built up and out of control.
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