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How do you clean the glass on the outside of your tank?

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How do you clean the glass on the outside of your tank?
Old 11-19-2009, 08:12 PM   #11
 
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take windex sprasy it on the outside glass then use newspaper and there ya go.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:16 PM   #12
 
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Newspaper? Did you say newspaper? Was that a typo? NEWSPAPER? Won't that make the glass dirtier than from my son's dirty fingers?

(Sorry... this is the first I hear of this...newspaper... clearly!)
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
 
what I used to use on front glass in my fish room were designated windshield SQUEEZEE in bucket with some hot water. It was in my fish room so few drops of water wasnt an issue.

As far as fumes, I do see a point since so many chemicals are added to these household cleaning products.

Believe it or not, one of colleague who rolled painted the different room with latex paint which may have contributed total wipe out of s/w tank in separate room but w/in same house.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:27 PM   #14
 
Windex here

newspaper is suppose to be good for cleaning glass. I've never tried it though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:31 PM   #15
 
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Windex here

newspaper is suppose to be good for cleaning glass. I've never tried it though.
and that's why bums use it!!! I can vouch for that -- so many bums wiping windows for dollars!
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #16
 
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and that's why bums use it!!! I can vouch for that -- so many bums wiping windows for dollars!
Hey, I use newspaper on my windows and mirrors and I'm not a bum!
As far as my tank, I do as CamryDS does "a soft cloth towel and take some of the water that comes from the faucet and just wipe it down that way, no streaks and I use very minimal water so it leaves no streaks".
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #17
 
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I use Windex sprayed on a paper towel away from the tank. I don't use Windex on the glass top though, just water.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:12 AM   #18
 
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Huh! Whaddaya know! I had been using Windex sprayed on a paper towel away from the tank and found that it worked nice but read bad stuff about using it at all. Guess you shouldn't believe what you read on the internet eh?

Thanks all!
I think the common thread here is that it's fine as long as you're cautious about it. My bf used windex on the outside and inside of my tank and it took me forever to get rid of the ammonia. \\
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #19
 
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I like the Windex formula that contains vinegar for cleaning outside glass on my tanks. For cleaning the glass tops on the aquarium (away from the tank) and my truck windows, I mix a solution of alcohol,ammonia,and water and use Newspaper. Have done so since High School, when we walked nearly three miles to and from school each day, played with B-B guns,drank from garden hoses,and spent all our free time outdoors.
Sorry bout that, was having a nostalgic moment.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:35 AM   #20
 
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this is good to know i have just been using water on a soft towel for mine... i will try the windex ... i just get nervous......
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