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Old 26-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default using dish washing sponge to clean tank glass

Recently i use it on my tank to clean alage. Not long after the silicon of my tank leak. This is second time. Anyone experience this also?
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Old 26-02-2018, 02:49 PM   #2
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honest, I am also using the toilet brush to clean my tanks.

For the corners & delicate areas, use the brushes for baby feeding bottles.
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Old 26-02-2018, 03:22 PM   #3
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honest, I am also using the toilet brush to clean my tanks.

For the corners & delicate areas, use the brushes for baby feeding bottles.
I suspect the hard and sharp green portion can cut the silicon open.
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Old 26-02-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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This kind?



May need to switch to Melamine foam sponge:



Me using 3M non-scratch sponge currently:
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Old 26-02-2018, 08:30 PM   #6
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I also use this besides the 3M sponge:



Seems weird that your sponge would scratch and tear the silicon. This is worrying.
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Old 26-02-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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I also use this besides the 3M sponge:



Seems weird that your sponge would scratch and tear the silicon. This is worrying.
I just guess. Maybe it could be i buy second hand tanks. I am going to replace all with new tanks.
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Old 28-02-2018, 10:44 PM   #8
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No problem so far using them. Been using for years. Cheap and easily available.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:19 PM   #9
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use the sponge side, dont use the scouring pad (green) side.
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May need to switch to Melamine foam sponge:

got to be careful with this foam. be gentle. if apply too much pressure, might scratch.
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