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    Posted: July 17 2015 at 8:58pm
I discovered something new tonight. Did you know some paper towels come with soap embedded in them? They may in fact be in your kitchen right now. Get rid of them! I started wiping down the inside if my skimmer and instantly activated soap bubbles and foam.
A lot of people have killed of their tanks with soap residue (usually from washing filter socks).

Be careful!!!

Adam
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And that Adam is why I buy generic they are too cheap too include soap Seriously good info though Thanks Adam
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Wait, you're supposed to clean the skimmer?! Lol
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LOL

Good point Adam. The package says "4x cleaner surfaces" as if soap residue on the surface makes it cleaner. Ermm Maybe it's just me, but I want my paper towel to sop up all the water and cleaning solution that I just sprayed down, not to leave more soap! The best paper towels I've used are the blue Scott Shop Towels. 

And what cleaner do I spray down? Sprayway Glass Cleaner works great for all surfaces connected with reef aquariums, even inside surfaces because it is non toxic and contains no ammonia. It is the best no streak stuff I've ever used.

These things are at Walmart, Home Depot, etc.

While on the subject, Someone may be asking, "What is best for acrylic?" The answer is Brillianize Acrylic Cleaner. It cleans while it lays down polymer molecules to preserve, protect and extend the life of acrylic, to prevent crazing(web-like cracks on the surface of old acrylic).

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Edited by Mark Peterson - July 18 2015 at 6:45pm
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Thank you for the warning!!


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