Cleaning an Aquarium

June 1, 2005

Cleaning an Aquarium, Pleco in AquariumUse pieces of felt to clean algae off acrylic fish tanks. It doesn't scratch.

By Amy



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May 18, 2017

I was told to use felt dipped in vinegar to clean it. But, does felt have chemicals on it like paper towels?


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May 19, 20170 found this helpful
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You will probably need to first determine if your tank is glass or acrylic as acrylic will scratch very easily. (glass is very heavy).
Here is a site that has cleaning instructions:

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June 26, 2009

What is the safest, easiest way to clean a fish tank? Is there a solution you can buy to clean the tank up that is not too expensive?

By Candee from Suffolk, VA


June 30, 20090 found this helpful
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Of course the safest way is no chemicals. If one of the soft scrubbers, as talked about below, don't work for you, you can try using a single-edged razor blade, but be careful not to get the blade too close to the sealant at the edges of the glass or you could damage it.

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August 6, 2019

The inside of your aquarium can become covered with hard water marks. Removing them can be done in number of ways, using a scraper, vinegar, and other household cleaners.


This page contains various suggestions for removing hard water stains in an aquarium.

A dirty aquarium for turtles.


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