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Old 01/22/2020, 08:02 AM   #1
my5girls
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Cleaning inside walls of MAR 3181

I started running the Tunze MAR 3181 at the beginning of January in the sump of my 125 gallon. There seems to be a growth of algae on the inside walls of the reactor. Do I need to brush that off from time to time? (For light penetration) I am running cheato inside the reactor. If so, what is the best way to clean the inside walls?


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Old 01/22/2020, 09:31 AM   #2
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I would clean it, but I would be cautious to avoid scratching the acrylic. Personally I would probably do a soak in bleach 1-20 with water or a stronger washing soda solution to soften the algae and then use a soft brush or wash cloth as needed.


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Old 01/22/2020, 10:15 PM   #3
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I use a magic eraser doesnít scratch and cleans great. Use them on all my gear my 10year old 9410 is as clear as the day I purchased it.
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Old 01/23/2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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I hesitate to recommend magic eraser, I have even had them scuff glass, usually you won't see it wet, it is very fine scuffing, but I would worry about it over time. They are essentially very fine abrasive.


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Old 01/23/2020, 02:50 PM   #5
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I hesitate to recommend magic eraser, I have even had them scuff glass, usually you won't see it wet, it is very fine scuffing, but I would worry about it over time. They are essentially very fine abrasive.
Itís nothing that needs really scrubbing! Itís soft and mushy. I just wiped it out this morning when I took some cheato out. Thank you! Iím Leary if using magic eraser in an aquarium anyway and would never do that!


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