growsomething Posted March 2, 2021 Share Posted March 2, 2021 There were a few spots I couldn't fit a flipper on a pole between the glass and rock in my tank, plus the rounded plastic edge wouldn't get tight to the silicone. I'd been using my hand and a razor blade but couldn't hold it at the right angle for a few truly awkward places. Read up a bit on diy scrapers ppl made, and found one person who used an acrylic rod, cut a slot, and hot glued a razor blade at an angle. I basically copied this with an old never used wooden dowel I had in stock. The kerf (cut) was made with a dremel fine tooth multitool blade, and the razor went in with just enough difficulty by hand that I figured it would stay in place when the wood swelled with water. The degree is something like 20° or 160° depending on your point of reference. It actually worked. The only downside I can see is having to cut several inches off the dowel and a new kerf after the wood splits from drying out a few times. It seemed about the right angle, or could have been even few degrees sharper. Took off a 1/4" coraline spot along the tank back silicone. Here's how much it tilted from scraping along the silicone: Works great for limited application, especially in a nano tank. 4 1 Quote Link to comment
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