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Old 12-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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Water stains

Is there an easy way to clean water spots off the outside of my aquarium?
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:15 PM   #2
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They won't rub off with a wet rag?
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Try a plain magic eraser
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Make sure to wet the magic eraser, it really is a sand type stuff and can scratch, probably not glass but I ruined some plastic piece because it scratched off the finish without it being wet.

Using a microfiber cloth will help prevent future spots.
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To add to this......is a magic eraser safe to clean the inside glass of a tank? Can it be placed in the tank water or is it toxic?
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I was told it is fine to use, not toxic. Basically spun sand or something. You can look it up and or call the company. I use it all the time, but NOT under water for cleaning inside the water. Chalky looking water comes out of it. So I do not recommend inside the aquarium water use.

I will even use it after lots of evap where the water line is visible inside the tank - just squeeze out all extra water and rub gently back and forth til the lines are gone.
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WAIT _ was told incorrectly...

it is melamine foam

It still has never bothered any fish...
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Okay way off base on that one!
formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer when it cures it is like sand paper according to wikipedia.
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Magic eraser calls it Durafoam, which sounds much nicer than formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer.
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Do you think formaldehyde harms fish like it does humans?
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