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No More Muddy Waters: 5 Aquarium Cleaning Tips


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Tidy Up your Tank Accessories
Don't use commercial cleaners on decorative items.
Don't use commercial cleaners on decorative items.
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If you've outfitted your tank with decorative items such as artificial plants, faux treasure chests, or large rocks, again, you'll want to forgo using any commercial products or chemicals on these items so as not to introduce traces of potentially harmful elements back into the aquatic environment. Remove accessories carefully, and then gently scrub with a toothbrush to remove algae.