What are YOU using to clean your Acrlyic Tank?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Plumstr8, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Plumstr8

    Plumstr8 Guest

    Im trying to find the best tool for cleaning my acrylic tank, I want something really good, that DOSNT make marks or scratchs.

    Something to remove tough Algae

    What is your prefered method?
  2. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    credit card!!
  3. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Dobie pads, Magic Erasers.
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Mighty Magnet's Algae Sock coupled with a strong magnet (like Mighty Magnets, and unlike Magfloat)
    (incoming a bunch of others saying the same :p)
  5. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    When my acrylic tank was set up I used a thing with a fish net handle and a super soft sponge where the net part would be on a fish net. I cleaned the glass every day with it to prevent algae build-up and since I was preventing algae build up I didn't need to use something that could potentially scratch the glass. So my answer is that I used a soft sponge. :)
  6. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    My favorite method..... replacing the acrylic with a glass tank.

    Ok kidding aside the mighty magnet socks work very well.
  7. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    I dream about replacing my acrylic tank with a glass one. Meanwhile, I use the Mighty Magnet for routine maintenance, and use the Kent algae scraper to get the more stubborn patches (like the brown stuff that grows in the scratches left by careless magnet cleaning).
  8. Plumstr8

    Plumstr8 Guest

    I have a Kent scrapper, I was wondering if it would scratch the acrylic Ill give that a try. Im diffently a fan of glass tanks, but acrylic keeps the heat in better. And its easy as hell to drill for custom installs like mine.
  9. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Agree with mighty magnet and sleeve. Cuts like butter.

  10. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    What Acrylic tank? :D
    Been there, done that.
    Credit card was my best bet.
  11. cwolfus

    cwolfus Past President

    I use a kent scraper. Jeremy typically advises they work well at first but should be replaced often or will scratch. I haven't had a problem.

    Really? I'll have to try that. I imagine it might be good for the IC-Gel fragging accidents.
  12. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Magic Erasers seem wimpy, but they do a great job on those little circular diatom patches, plus you can pretty much wipe every thing with them, tank top especially :)

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