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Old 03-11-2011, 03:22 PM   #21 
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What are you using to clean it with, Demon? Paper towel scratches acrylic, so I use an acrylic scrubber on my acrylic tanks without problems for the inside and micro fiber cloth on the outside.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #22 
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What are you using to clean it with, Demon? Paper towel scratches acrylic, so I use an acrylic scrubber on my acrylic tanks without problems for the inside and micro fiber cloth on the outside.
Well, when I first got it I wanted to rinse it out and wipe it down before adding everything.. not knowing any better I hosed it down in the bathtub then wiped it down with a paper towel and that was enough to scratch it. Now I won't touch the inside of the stupid thing. :) I am going to upgrade to a glass tank a little larger volume though.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #23 
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That's a mistake a LOT of people make with acrylic tanks - not realizing that paper towel scratches acrylic. :(

I LOVE the look of that tank - just don't have the money OR space right now. :(
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #24 
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Mostly time here, I can work my way into a tank but the setup and upkeep on multiple tanks can be a bear and when these guys get sick and it is QT time, I may as well take a two week vacation. LOL
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #25 
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I been wanting that tank so bad but I am catious about buying it because of how easily it scrathes....I have the perfect spot for it in my son's room I would just have to move the 5 gallon some where else or I can put it on the bar counter in my kitchen I dunno got a few more days to decide
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:10 PM   #26 
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I been wanting that tank so bad but I am catious about buying it because of how easily it scrathes....I have the perfect spot for it in my son's room I would just have to move the 5 gallon some where else or I can put it on the bar counter in my kitchen I dunno got a few more days to decide
If you only use an algae scrubber made for acrylic and micor fiber cloth, I'm sure it will be fine.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #27 
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Thanks guys for the tips on the acrylic. Iv never had a tank like that and had no idea I might have ruined it with measly paper towels lolol.

Microfiber, like shamwow cloths?
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Thanks guys for the tips on the acrylic. Iv never had a tank like that and had no idea I might have ruined it with measly paper towels lolol.

Microfiber, like shamwow cloths?
Just like! But you can probably find ones that are less expensive at Dollar General or the Dollar Store.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #29 
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Oh pish, I already have like a million shamwows

For "tank safe" ones, what do i need to do? rinse it really good and have one designated FishySham, that never gets washed with soap?
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Personally, I only use cloth to wipe off the OUTSIDE of the tank. For the inside I use the white acrylic scrubber pad. :)
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