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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #957

In a message dated 4/11/2001 3:50:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< I have. I've been using razor blade scrapers on glass aquariums since
 I was a kid (early 60's) and never had a problem. I got scratched glass
 only when I decided to "experiment", first with magnetic pads (this same
 one with velcro), then with 3M scrub pads (the hard side). The razor blade, 
 by design, cannot catch tiny hard particles in between itself and the glass, 
 the pad-type scrapers can. >>

Ivo, et al,

Me too! 

Razor blades are the way to go. I found a 5 inch handled version with 
changable blades which makes short work of even a six foot tank. Just watch 
out for the silicone in the corners.

Also, take a minute to dry the blades after use and they'll last much longer.

Bob Olesen
West Palm Beach