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hey ive just taken an old background out of my aquarioum and planning to put a new one in.
i was just wondering what is the best way to clean the glass in preperation of puttin the silicon in?
i says on the label of my aquarium safe silicon to use mineral turps to clean the surface, but i wouldnt feel safe using a product with poison written in giant letters on it in my aquarum.
|Posted 26-May-2009 06:39
Mineral spirits should be fine as long as it doesn't have scents or anything added to it. That stuff evaporates pretty quickly.
|Posted 26-May-2009 06:44
The girl's got crabs!
vinegar, or ammonia should be ok. I'd still rinse and dry after you've cleaned though.
|Posted 27-May-2009 04:19
righto i read the label of the minral turpintine and it says that it does not leave residues so im thinking ill use that and rinse and dry well afterwards.
i would use vinigar or amonia, but they can both leave residues, am i right?
|Posted 27-May-2009 05:21
Small Fry with Ketchup
I was told that vinegar used to be added to alter the ph to a tank. Rinses out quick and easy, that would be my first choice.
Ammonia being second since anything that wasn't rinsed out would be consumed during the cycling process so long as it was uncolored unscented ammonia.
|Posted 27-May-2009 05:34
Methylated spirits would also work well, it's probably the most common cleaner used, I think. Evaporates completely(Except maybe the bittering agent, but that's not toxic)
I'm not sure how well vinegar would work for cleaning...
|Posted 27-May-2009 12:45
The girl's got crabs!
Put mineral turps on your hands and try and wash it off. that stuff is really tricky to get off anything.
|Posted 27-May-2009 15:44
|Sin in Style
dont know about getting silicone off but i use vinegar to clean my glass tops. hasnt been an issue yet.
|Posted 28-May-2009 15:11
i used the mineral turpentine
could not smell or see any visible residues left by it.
the only reason why you can smell it on your hands is becuase soaks in as your skin is absorbant, unlike glass.
the smell doesnt stay on paint brushes for long, bearings when you clean them.
thankyou for your help
i will now use vinigar to clean the glass lids aswell.
|Posted 30-May-2009 12:47
another question though,
i bought a black silicon to go around the edges of the background, it doesnt say its aquarium safe, but it is ment for roof and gutters, is 100% silicon, has a neutral cure and seals out water
would this be fine to use in an aquarium?
|Posted 31-May-2009 05:45
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