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Use pieces of felt to clean algae off acrylic fish tanks. It doesn't scratch.By Amy
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At Aquatica, we have experience in properly maintaining any type of environment from small Fresh Water Aquariums to Reef Aquariums to Large Ponds and everything in between. Our experts have been trained in every scenario, and do more than just clean glass and change water during our service. We treat each and every aquatic environment as if it were our own tank, bringing a personal level of service that you just don't get elsewhere. During our normal visits we inspect all equipment to make sure that it is functioning properly. This includes lights, filters, pumps, automatic feeders, heaters, timers, bio pellet reactors, protein skimmers and more. Equipment failure is a leading cause of an unhealthy aquarium. We will provide replacement food and/or fill up your feeders every visit, clean the aquarium glass (or acrylic) walls, clean and maintain the substrate, monitor fish and coral health and advise if attention is needed, inspect water parameters if there are any signs of a problem, change the necessary amount of water, and more. We also provide emergency services so if you have a sudden problem, we'll be there!
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We'll clean your glass or acrylic aquarium, check the seals, and detail the glass. Then we'll change the water, clean the entire tank, siphon the gravel, and inspect the filter system and filtration materials to see whether they need replacing. We deal with canister, backpack, internal, wet-dry, and all other types of fish tank filters. We'll also conduct a thorough water quality test. Aquarium Blue+Gray Super Strong Magnetic Fish Tank Clean Brush - Glass or Acrylic Fish tank wall Alga cleaning by Generic
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Instead of using extra chemicals when cleaning algae from a tank, use an algae scraper. Get a scraper from a pet supply store as a hardware store scraper might have chemical residue that could harm the fish or it might scratch the acrylic. *If algae becomes a big problem, you can empty the entire fish tank and soak with bleach water (use 1 part bleach to 20 parts water) for 24-48 hours. The algae will wipe off clean with a soft cotton cloth. Remember when refilling the acrylic aquarium to use double the amount of water conditioner (start right) to accommodate for the bleach.If you decide to buy a commercial cleaning product get one that is designed to be aquarium safe. Cleaning products with ammonia or lime can kill the fish. You can find eco-friendly cleaners made especially for cleaning an aquarium in spray form or in wet wipes. Be sure the label recommends it for acrylic tanks. Some of these are formulated to resist fingerprints and repel dust.This is a high-quality magnet cleaner from Aqueon. Like the previous, this tool can be safely used on both glass or acrylic fish tank. It comes two interchangeable cleaning pads, one for glass tanks and one for acrylic tanks. You can easily buy the replacement pads separately for changing if needed.Acrylic fish tanks have multiple advantages that come with them, but one common concern about them is their ability to scratch easily. Acrylic tanks can scratch, but the great thing about acrylic is that those scratches can be removed. Glass can also scratch, but there is no removing those scars on glass tanks. With the right equipment and knowledge, cleaning your acrylic fish tank is simple and scratches can be avoided.I have a 300g. 7/8" thick acrylic tank. I had to be gone awhileand my son took care of the tank. The fish and corals are justfine. The water parameters are OK. The equipment is working fine. Buthe didn't clean the algae, diatoms, etc. off the tank. Nowthere are fairly large areas of gorgeous purple coralline algae onthe front panel of the tank. (The way the tank is placed, only thefront panel is an issue). I have a Magnavore 8 cleaner, a longacrylic safe scraper, and a short hand scraper. Some of this stuffis tough, tough, tough. I work with my hands and they are quitestrong, but this is ridiculous. Is there any other way to helpremove this stuff short of a jack-hammer?