View Full Version : Wipe down of tank

04-04-2014, 10:46 AM
I have read here that a wipe down of the tank is important. My Question is how often should a community tank be wiped down? What product do you use, how do you do it?

I've taken a sponge and only wiped down every 6 weeks or so when I notice a build up on the glass.

What do you do?

04-04-2014, 10:54 AM
I use a paper towel

04-04-2014, 11:35 AM
I use a washrag when I can no longer see through the glass.....


04-04-2014, 12:02 PM
I use a washrag when I can no longer see through the glass.....


Your water regimen probably never ever needs a wipedown?

In my bare bottom QT I found there was a slime or whatever coating on the glass. Even with daily
water changes.

Nick Klimkowski
04-04-2014, 03:06 PM
I wipe down my tanks with filter foam. I only do it when I see any build up.

04-04-2014, 03:07 PM
oh, filter foam, good idea!! More abrasive than a sponge.

04-14-2014, 01:54 AM
i wipe all my tank sides before my water change which is everyday or every 2 days.

discus rookie
04-15-2014, 03:17 PM
I use paper towel, and I wipe twice a day during my water changes. I also wipe the silicon and the suction cups, which I have found to be very slimey at times.

04-16-2014, 02:37 PM

04-16-2014, 05:21 PM
The younger my discus the more I do it, daily on fry tank, squeeze sponge filter three times a week gently in tank water. The wilds I do the least wiping on they seem to hate me doing it so I mess around less as they are pretty well grown out

04-16-2014, 06:29 PM
I wipe down my tank and everything with filter foam, once a week. I let the plecos do the job as well.

04-19-2014, 02:50 AM
haha pleco wipe downs ! wooo why am i using paper towels when there are plecos :) doh ! lol

04-19-2014, 03:20 AM
lol, what I mean that I leave the slimes on the glass, so the plecos will not bother my discus. If I wipe and keep the tank clean all the time, plecos would have a hard time to find slimes to eat, and they would start bothering the discus.

04-23-2014, 04:53 PM
I wipe my tank down once a week with paper towels.