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Old 03-17-2005, 06:21 PM   #21
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I could leave a full glass of water and that water is going to evaporate well before it seeps through a glass...

This certainly isn't what killed this guys fish in 3 days.
You are talking about two different types of glass. All glass is different in the way it breaths. Fish tank glass on breaths one direction, expecially the acrilyic ones.

I agree, I do not think that windex killed this guys fish in three days. I would take regular use and exessive use of windex to kill fish.
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:29 PM   #22
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I just can't buy that! It would take years and years for something like this to affect the fish if the product didn't evaporate to begin with. I'm there with you on not spraying near the tank for fear of the overspray, but I just can't swallow that spraying on the glass is going to get into my tank... through the glass.

I could leave a full glass of water and that water is going to evaporate well before it seeps through a glass...

This certainly isn't what killed this guys fish in 3 days.

I'm with Phyl here. The amount of chemical ammonia that would get into the tank (airborne, let alone THROUGH the glass) would be SO minimal that I can't imagine any harm would come of it. I mean you're talking about fine particles of mist in 55 gallons of water. I would bet (though I'm not going to do it) I could pour a shotglass of Windex into my tank and not experience any effects.

Let's just say I'm not about to encapsulate my tank in a atmospherically-controlled bubble.
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:42 PM   #23
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You can use baby wipes that works great.
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I would bet (though I'm not going to do it) I could pour a shotglass of Windex into my tank and not experience any effects.
I will take you up on that bet!!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:44 PM   #25
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I've always done what a few others said, spray a paper towel and wipe. I also don't believe windex could leach through the glass, if so your tank would always be moist b/c of water leaching out.
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:48 PM   #26
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I also don't believe windex could leach through the glass, if so your tank would always be moist b/c of water leaching out.
Most glass only breaths one direction. Fish tanks breath in, toward the water. Some glasses breath both directions, but that is not very common. It also depends on the thickness of the glass. Find a chemist to explain it to you. Its actually really cool. My sister is a scientist, she is the one that showed me once my husband jumped my rear quarters about using windex on the tank.
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:53 PM   #27
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Most glass only breaths one direction. Fish tanks breath in, toward the water.
I'll have to look into that, it does sound interesting. FWIW, I've been cleaning my tanks as I described for years and I've been successful. I've got some reading to do...LOL.
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:22 PM   #28
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I'm with Phyl here. The amount of chemical ammonia that would get into the tank (airborne, let alone THROUGH the glass) would be SO minimal that I can't imagine any harm would come of it.
This is what I think, too. I still have to believe that my killers are either viral/bacterial, or thelive LFS brine shrimp I fed them.

Funny, though, becasue I ate a couple of spoonfuls, too, and I'm fine.
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Funny, though, becasue I ate a couple of spoonfuls, too, and I'm fine.
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Glass breathing doesn't make sense. Take a glass jar... now vacuum seal it. If the glass breathed, then the seal would break (over time). And if the Windex or ammonia was causing that much of a problem by leeching through glass then we wouldn't be able to vacuum seal glass for very long at all..!

Also, I believe that super sensitive 'lab' samples are sometimes sealed (vacuumed or not) in glass tubes because air cannot access it and tamper/screw with it. Right? I dunno, my 2 cents.
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