Removing algae from silicone joints

Tim Harrison

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Anyone got any miracle tips for getting rid of algae along the silicone seams of an aquarium?
That is, aside from Cilit Bang, a toothbrush, and elbow grease; tried that already :meh:

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With my 50l tank when I empty it I fill with water and still in a few litres of weak/cheap bleach and leave overnight. Then good scrub rinse leave 24hrs to dry out and ready to go with quick small rinse out
 

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VWP Cleaner Steriliser. I used to use it for sterilising wine and beer making equipment. I does, however, work wonders on glassware covered in algae. Should be the same effect on your tank. Bleach may be cheaper!
 

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Rubber gloves, bleach soak for an hour and then scrub with a denture brush.
By soak I mean, Take some Kitchen roll soak in bleach and lay it on the the areas and leave to soak
 

Tim Harrison

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Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated. I feel well armed to tackle the algae now :)
 
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