Toothbrush, razor, etc. to get the tight spots.
How do you clean the viewing panels of your nano reef?
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Can someone who has an acrylic tank comment, please?
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Mr clean magic eraser (the original one).
Can't seem to stray away from the light emitting diodes
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:59 AM
For me I just use a razor blade in a blue handle thing because it deals with all the types of algae on the glass.
I have a mag float but hardly use it because it doesn't get a lot of the algae, I think I'm going to use it as part of this protein skimmer:
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:14 AM
mag float is awesome - tried mag flip and some others that sucked
and then i have a razor blade crazy glued to a wooden cooking spatula for the coralline
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:30 PM
Just make sure it is in true "pad" form. I tried the loose stuff once, a few fibers got snagged on the live rock, eventually finding it's way through the hydor nano. I would remove it, the next day another fiber would be hanging off it again.
One day a fiber got caught on one of my fish, either through the mouth and out the gills, or caught around his arm-fin.
I caught him in a net, the fish was able to get free of it by contact with the net material.
Any how a scrubber pad on a stick works great for a quick once-over during the week, provided you have easy access to all the glass.
I usually use a razor blade during my weekly water changes, gets any tougher stuff that may develop.
I bought a few mag-floats. They don't seem to be appropriate for nano tanks. First of all, it leaves strips of algae requiring multiple passes, whereas the scrubber on a stick can lift easy algae with one pass.
They are difficult to use on a rimless aquarium, the jittery slide action is sure to splash water out of the tank.
Lastly, it's a little cliche to have those things stuck to the tank all the time.
Don't get me wrong though, I cleaned them up and set them aside for use in a larger tank where they would be better suited.
A toothbrush is also a useful accessory, as well as a paint brush.
You might find it useful to trim the paint brush bristles to stiffen them up a bit, or add a point.
(Just watch for paint brushes assembled with metals that you may not want in your tank.)