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Old 02-20-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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What to clean glass?

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what do I use to clean the outside of my aquarium glass for water staines etc.? somthing that doesnt cost a lot (as of right now, a lot is like $10+ lol its not the right time of season for work. one more month, one more month ) anyways, ya I made the windex mistake when I was a newbie......lost all my african cichlids

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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I use a warm water rag and a squeegee.

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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i just use paper towels
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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I never sray chemicals around my tanks, but I use Glass Plus wipes then use ripped up sheets to polish.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #5
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I would normally say a damp cloth, and a dry buff... but the other day while dosing ammonia I thought "the only time I ever used this stuff was when washing windows"
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:10 PM   #6
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I use windex. I just stand away from the tank and spray it directly onto a paper towel. I used to just spray it onto the glass and never had a problem, but i decided that it would probably be safer to spray it somewhere away from the tank onto a towel and then wipe the glass.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #7
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I use white vinegar and a paper towel. Fold the paper towel, put it on the open vinegar bottle and quickly tip to get just enough. Dries to a streak free clean sheet of glass.
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If you want to use a Windex-like-product, just use one that is safe for tinted windows on cars. There's no ammonia in it. Not that there aren't other chemicals, but that's normally the main problem when using it on our tanks.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #9
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I bought aquarium wipes at walmart - I think API makes them . They are supose to be safe for inside glass as well e ven with fish in the tank - but I only use them outside clear a 2 1/2 year old's finger prints .
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I use Windex also but I spray the paper towel in another room and then wipe the outside glass

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