Super Cheap Aquarium Cleaner

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Introduction: Super Cheap Aquarium Cleaner

Hello ibles' reader :)

This project will inspire you a cheap alternative way to clean your aquarium inner side.

Step 1: Step 1: Prepare Your Material and Tool

Here is list of materials needed:

  • Any hard and long stick, shall be longer than your aquarium depth.
    • I recycled paint roller stick for mine
  • Dish-washing sponge (usually come with 2 sides: soft and hard).
    • price: IDR 2,000 - 8,000 (below $1)

Tools needed:

  • mini screwdriver to punch the sponge
  • cutter/scissors to cut a groove the sponge

Step 2: Step 2: Prepare the Hole and Groove

  1. Punch the dish washing sponge using your mini screwdriver, follow the pattern of your stick.

if your stick made from metal, it could be re-shaped by bending it over and around.

2. cut the sponge with your cutter/scissors, also follow the bending pattern of your stick.

Step 3: Step 3: Assemble Them!

Insert your stick tip into the hole you punched, and slip it to the groove you cut as shown

Step 4: Step 4: Test It!

It is done! test it by wiping into your aquarium wall glass.

It should be quite easy, even my 5 years old daughter could do it easily :)

feel free to leave a comment or suggestions :)

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    Those sponges probably have chemicals in them which are bad for your fish.

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    I am not sure about this.

    But as we know the dish-washing sponge is "food grade".

    My best guess is: it shall be "aquarium grade" too :)

    OR GIRL FOR THAT MATTER. SORRY WASN'T LOOKIN AT KIDS GENDER. JUST SAW KID.

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    no problem :)

    did you realise your caps lock was turned on?

    lol, I hate that when people do that too.

    most people do it on purpose. It's like they are yelling at us

    THAT IS THE CHEAPEST TANK CLEANER OF ALL. THE BOY. I WAS THE TV REMOTE FOR MY PARENTS WHEN I WAS ABOUT THAT AGE. YOU KNOW, BACK IN THE DAY WHEN THE ONLY REMOTES TVS HAD WERE WIRED. LOL

    Great idea! I hate sticking my hand in the dirty fish tank!

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    yes right :)

    this is cheap alternative to magnetic aquarium cleaner

    ha :D

    she was just proving the cleaner can be easily used.

    beside, she would like to collaborate in everything I do