exterior glass cleaning

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by neonblue1980, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. neonblue1980Valued MemberMember

    hi everyone,

    i read online that you shouldn't use a product like windex on a rag to clean the exterior glass because it can sweep through the glass and harm the fish? NO idea if this is true or not. if so, is there any safe product you CAN use to clean the glass? i find using just water causes it to be quite noticeably streaky.
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    A little drop of white vinegar in warm water will clean any grease or water marks off the glass, make sure the cloth is just damp & not overly wet
  3. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    If you want to use glass cleaner (I do on my glass tank), I spray the windex into my rag in another room and wipe the exterior glass with the rag. I also label this rag so its only to be used to wipe the exterior of the tank glass so it never touches the inside or tank water.
  4. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I have always used windex. It cleans the glass very well

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  5. FiscCyningWell Known MemberMember

    The windex won't seep through the glass, but it could get into the tank through the air if you are spraying it right by the tank. If you use it, just be sure to put the windex on the paper towel when you are far away from your tank.

    You can just use a little vinegar instead. That's what I do and it works wonders.
  6. dakotaValued MemberMember

    I use Windex also. I always spray the rag away from the tank that mist when you spray carrys quite aways. Thanks (Clean Water Means Happy Fish)
  7. DangWell Known MemberMember

    I mix vinegar with water in a spray bottle works great. I also spray the paper towel in the kitchen then clean the glass of tank which is in living room so I'm not spraying anything around the tank. The vinegar/water dries on it's own very well but I use a dry paper towel to wipe right after as well.

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