Under tank heater question

Leo844

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So I have an under tank heater for my 10 gallon tank, it works great, I have no complaints about it, but its time to clean my leo's tank. I'm assuming I can't get the uth wet? And if I can't, I have to take it off in order to wash it, but if I take it off, how will I get it to stick again? Reviews on my uth's brand say once it becomes unstuck, its hard to get it to stick again... Help???
 

Neon Aurora

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Yeah, best not to remove it. Is there a reason you need to? Only the inside of the tank needs to be cleaned, and you don't necessarily need to wash it under a tap or anything.

When I disinfect, I first remove all of the solid matter (poops and escaped mealies, etc). Then I spray some water into the tank and wipe it clean with a paper towel/cloth. Then I spray some isopropyl alcohol in there and leave it for about 5 minutes or so. Then I wipe all of it out with a clean cloth and wait a few minutes until it doesn't smell like alcohol anymore.
 
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