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Old 12-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #1 
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Cleaning the outside of the tank?

Some people just use water but I find that when I do it.. it's streaky :< Which makes for not so great pictures.

I've read about using a small amount of vinegar with water to clean the glass on the outside and that any vinegar that seeps in won't hurt the fish.

What do you do? Some of the pictures I've seen here have like... spotless tanks. I have fingerprints(yay two year old!) and streaks. Is there a special method or tool like a window wiper?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #2 
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Windex lol.

Just get a microfiber cloth, and wipe it down after you used windex.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:36 PM   #3 
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Windex lol.

Just get a microfiber cloth, and wipe it down after you used windex.
Is it safe? I always thought it would be hard for much to really seep through the glass but everyone always says it's bad. Should it be diluted a bit (or a lot)?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #4 
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vinegar water and newspaper.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:14 AM   #5 
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I use Windex too. It will not seep through the glass. I'm just careful to spray it onto a paper towel away from the tank (usually in another room) then just wipe down the front glass.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:16 AM   #6 
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I have used windex to clean the outside. I just didnt get to close to the top. If it could seep through then your water would seep out lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:30 AM   #7 
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I have used windex to clean the outside. I just didnt get to close to the top. If it could seep through then your water would seep out lol
Logical enough. I wonder why some people claim it seems in.
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Logical enough. I wonder why some people claim it seems in.
I have no idea but I've used it before and nothing bad happened to my fish whatsoever...
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #9 
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Because when you spray it gets into the air and can settle into your tank. Have you ever seen those videos of people sneezing who think they're covering their mouths? Mists go farther than you think.. I don't use anything in the same ROOM as my bettas that wouldn't be okay as their tank... air fresheners, toxic cleaning supplies, etc. It's a silly risk some people choose to take because they think the mistake/accident could never happen to them.. Like people who smoke cigarettes and think there's no way they're going to get cancer.

My pet store sells special cleaning supplies.. honestly not sure what's in them, but I personally just use water and paper towels.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #10 
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I just spray a paper towel with all purpose cleaner... you never want to directly spray the tank because some of the chemicals might get into the water. Just wipe in circular motions and make sure you use the other side of the paper towel to dry the glass after it gets wiped with the windex.
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