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Tank scraper

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  1. WizKidsMom

    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Cruising through the fish tank section of my local pet store (PetSmart) hubby saw this really cool tool. I didn't save the card to it, so I don't know who makes it, sorry :eek:
    Anyway - it is a tank scraper. It has a metal scraper with a light weight handle. You have a choice of a long handle or short handle. It really works in scraping off the salt build up on the glass of the tank.

    I have a bubbler in the salt pool in both of my tanks. The build up of salt residue on the glass was getting annoying and it was really hard to get if off while the hermies were still in the tank (vinegar does the trick when doing a deep clean and all hermies taken out). With one swipe, the salt was off.
     
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    Thanks for the info WizKidsMom! I have bubblers in my pools as well, and have the same problem with salt build up on the tank. I'm going to look into that scraper! Thanks again!:)
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Yes...same here...thanks bunches! :)
     
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    Thanks I just got a new tank off of craigslist and it has some build up that will need cleaned. I will look into this myself.
     
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    The metal didn't scratch the glass? In my old tank that would've worked perfectly!
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I move it in one easy slide down. I've used it several times now and no scratches. It works just like an ice scraper for your car.... for those of us who need one of those. ;)

    They sell it for cleaning the inside of fish tanks, so one would assume they are safe to use on all tanks.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I had t use a razor blade when I got my 75 gallon off craigslist. Gosh that took a while. The vinegar did not really work. I wish I had heard about this earlier. How much is it?
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    It was $2.99 for the small handle one.
     
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    thanks for answering!!
     
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    This tool is normally use for scraping algae and other deposits in a fish tank. It usually has a razor blade on it. If the tank is real glass and not plexiglass, it should be fine. Hold the blade at an angle and scrape away!
     
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