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Old 03-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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For Cleaning Glass, This ROCKS!

Id been using a glass scraper at the end of a plastic stick for months and months and my glass was STILL a mess. On a whim and after reading another post on here (thanks MELOSU!), I invested in a simple magnetic cleaner. IT WORKS GREAT! Sooo much better than the scrapers at the end of a stick which give you no leverage and really only scrape a tiny amount.
Once you scrape off the entire glass with the magentic cleaner, you do get a cloudy tank of debris, but I actually run a bio-wheel despite having LR, and it clears out pretty quickly. I also give it a few passes with a net to catch the big stuff. Within an hour or so, the glass is brand-new looking and the tank is perfectly clear! BUY ONE!
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I only use the glass scraper for stubborn, corraline like stuff on the fron and side glass. I always thought the magnet was the only way to go.

You really were "clueless" on the magnet.

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.
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So is that what its called-a magnetic cleaner- I want one too.... anything that makes things easier and is not against the law is good.
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I only use the glass scraper for stubborn, corraline like stuff on the fron and side glass. I always thought the magnet was the only way to go.
Yup... and if you get yourself one of these...

New Easy Blade Algae Scrapers - Aquarium Algae Cleaning Magnets - Algae Free, LLC

... you can even ditch the long handled scraper! You just have to be careful with it around the silicone in the corners.
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Oooh! New toys!!

I likes.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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That looks really good too, Kurt. I am so happy to see my tank so clean that I had to tell you guys! The long-handled scrapers are for the birds!
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