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post #1 of 7 Old 05-06-2007, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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I heard you couldn't use window cleaners like windex to clean the glass on the OUTSIDE of your tank because the it would leak through the glass and kill your tank. I don't remember glass being to porous. Sounds like BS to me. Anyone want to confirm this?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-06-2007, 03:11 PM
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I've used it for the past couple of years with absolutely no problems. Just be careful none gets into the tank.

I spray it onto a piece of kitchen towel well away from the tank and then clean the glass with it.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-06-2007, 03:11 PM
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I doubt it will "seap" in but with any spray type bottle there is always overspray that can wind up in the tank and kill your bacteria causing fish death. I never directly spray the tanks with windex I always spray the cloth and tyhen wipe with it and have never had a problem.

I now use baby wipes or some sort of cleaning wipe instead of a spray bottle and have not had a problem either.

So my vote on seeping is that it is bunk and is a matter of overspray that causes problems.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-06-2007, 03:13 PM
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Of course you can use an ammonia cleaner on the outside of the tank...just make absolutely certain none gets inside.

I always spray the cleaner on the cloth I use...rather than on the glass itself...prevents any airbourne droplets from landing in the water...

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-07-2007, 01:59 AM
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No, glass an exceptionally resistant (non-reactive, non-corosive) chemical barrier, that's why it is used to hold very concentrated chemicals such as 0 pH acids and such...
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-07-2007, 07:26 PM
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Bunch of bunk. Always used it, always will. I don't spray it directly on the outside, I spray it on the towel first because I don't want the glass cleaner on the items around the tank, it really has nothing to do with the tank.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-08-2007, 01:15 PM
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absorbant glass??...if anyone did make some it would be worth millions nope nothing here but the heady whiff of bull***t,ive used windex for years the only problem i can see is if some of the spray ends up in the water

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