Try a tooth brush. It won't hold gravel particulates much, is easily rinsed
out and they even come in different degrees of stiffness. I even have
different tooth brushes (color coded) for different tanks so that I don't
introduce things accidentally.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
From: Gary Rollwage
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- stupid algae removal tricks
Actually I have used 3m and I am always careful about not picking up gravel
...The weird thing is that I have never noticed myself making scratches...I
just notice them later. I don't have much algae or
scum...maybe I'm trying to be too anal about it...I'm the only one
that ever notices it...I guess when you are looking at your tanks
alot you become too focused on them.
>From: "R. W. Wolff" <choupiqu_at_wctc.net>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- stupid algae removal tricks
>Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 11:33:16 -0600
>I have used the 3M / Scotch green scrubby pads. They have not etched glass
>that I can see. You may be pick up particulates from your gravel when you
>get down, and then these become imbedded in the pad to scratch up the glass
>next scrubbing. I have found that yarn mops for spawning killifish work
>great at scrubbing the glass, very gentle, even on plexi tanks.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gary Rollwage" <greensunfish_at_hotmail.com>
>Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 11:28 AM
>Subject: NANFA-- stupid algae removal tricks
> > Has anyone found a good scrubbing pad that doesn't leave hairline
> > scratches in the glass of their tanks over time? Or maybe this
> > just goes with the hobby... Am I scrubbing too hard? Are aquariums
> > made with different types of glass (hardness)that lend themselves to
> > scratching?
> > Come on let's talk GLASS...
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