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Glass cleaning

Post by Moza on 7/6/2013, 19:29

Im coming back to fish ownership after being laid up ill, Ive bought a used 260 vision (well ive had it ages) Im ready to set it up. Before I do I want to clean it up, it has some staining on the inner glass from maybe salt of algae. Ive tried an scourer which was worn out so not harsh enough to scratch the glass but it hasnt worked. Does anyone have any tips on how to clean the glass up so I can get this thing up and running
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Post by onlineman on 7/6/2013, 20:33

you can use a Stanley knife blade but go steady !!....best to soak it a few times to soften it up ...use warm water rather than cold....and go gentle rather than heavy handed....I don't think there is a magical solution other than patience and elbow grease !!...welcome back...always nice to have people come back to the hobby !!...ps..if you want a few guppies as a starter......drop me a line !!
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Post by Moza on 7/6/2013, 21:09

onlineman wrote:you can use a Stanley knife blade but go steady !!....best to soak it a few times to soften it up ...use warm water rather than cold....and go gentle rather than heavy handed....I don't think there is a magical solution other than patience and elbow grease !!...welcome back...always nice to have people come back to the hobby !!...ps..if you want a few guppies as a starter......drop me a line !!


Thanks but I dont think a blade will shift this it looks like the glass is marked, ive been told to use 000 wire wool. Thanks for the welcome back and fish offer but im coming back to Malawi's
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Post by Guest on 9/6/2013, 20:44

welcome back moza nice to se you back with us

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Post by Guest on 9/6/2013, 20:45

let us know if the wire wool helps would need to go very steady but would be good to know if it helped to get rid of the algae

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Post by onlineman on 9/6/2013, 20:48

I wouldn't like to use wire wool on glass personally...I use it in stripping paint and know the damage/marking it can do to wood !....I would use it with great caution !
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Re: Glass cleaning

Post by Ian on 16/8/2015, 10:37

A solution of water and white vinegar usually helps
I keep white vinegar in to help neutralise any coral stings I may receive

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