Super Cheap Aquarium Cleaner

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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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    sergioa3w

    2 months ago

    A clever idea to clean the fish tank, but I also think it might be better to use a sterile sponge to avoid harming our aquarium-dwelling friends. Thank you for sharing.

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    Mohammade9sergioa3w

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thanks that's a very nice idea.
    I guess that sterile sponge can be obtained in drugstore?
    I never used it before.

    However, I currently employ an ottocinclus fish which successfully takes out all the cleaning operation :D
    I have not needed to clean the glass for about 2 months and it is still crystal clear.

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    UnangryB

    2 years ago

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

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    Mohammade9UnangryB

    Reply 2 years ago

    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 :)

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    dadsaid5x

    2 years ago

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

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    Mohammade9dadsaid5x

    Reply 2 years ago

    no problem :)

    did you realise your caps lock was turned on?

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    RickW69Mohammade9

    Reply 2 years ago

    lol, I hate that when people do that too.

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

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    dadsaid5x

    2 years ago

    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

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    wold630

    2 years ago

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

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    Mohammade9wold630

    Reply 2 years ago

    yes right :)

    this is cheap alternative to magnetic aquarium cleaner

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    Mohammade9AirbourneNation

    Reply 2 years ago

    ha :D

    she was just proving the cleaner can be easily used.

    beside, she would like to collaborate in everything I do