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Old 11-28-2017, 10:45 AM   #11
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No I do not use anything for cleaning the inside I've used windex on the outside. As for the chemicals outside of the air pump it is wedged between the tank and my open drawer that holds all of my bath and body works scents.. so yes lots of chemicals near it..I didn't even consider that
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No I do not use anything for cleaning the inside I've used windex on the outside. As for the chemicals outside of the air pump it is wedged between the tank and my open drawer that holds all of my bath and body works scents.. so yes lots of chemicals near it..I didn't even consider that
Don't use windex on the outside of the glass bad idea but that would show ammonia I do believe but I would stop doing that I just wipe mine down with water and a clean soft rag.
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Even on the outside it can up the ammonia on the inside? its water tight so I don't see how..
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Even on the outside it can up the ammonia on the inside? its water tight so I don't see how..
Yes you never want to use any chemicals to clean the outside of the tank, they do make special glass cleaner for them though but im sure there are natural cleaners.


1. Use warm water to wet a soft cloth or paper towels.
2. Newspaper works wonderful to clean the glass.
You should not use spray cleaner, such as Windex,
anywhere near the tanks, as the airborne spray can get
in the water.
4. For hard water crystals, soak with a cloth using warm
water to dissolve.
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Yes you never want to use any chemicals to clean the outside of the tank, they do make special glass cleaner for them though but im sure there are natural cleaners.


1. Use warm water to wet a soft cloth or paper towels.
2. Newspaper works wonderful to clean the glass.
You should not use spray cleaner, such as Windex,
anywhere near the tanks, as the airborne spray can get
in the water.
4. For hard water crystals, soak with a cloth using warm
water to dissolve.
Good to know! Ty
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