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Old 11-03-03, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing UTH's

hey im wondering if any of you have tried and either failed or succeded at removing an under tank heater (with adhesive obviously) from an aquarium. i was told when i bought it that there is about a 50% chance of it working. it would be great if i could get some suggestions.

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there is a product you can get called Solvoplast II. Using that to loosen the adhesive as you pull it off will work like a charm...ask for it at a pharmacy...they can probably order it in for you
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oh god....first of all....good luck!!! you could try soaking it in bleach and hot water (make sure its not plugged in lol)and taking it off with a scraper or knife....just try to peel it off slowly
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i have pealed them off slowly several times and they work fine for me, but i would not suggest letting any water or liquid touch it
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If you don't care about it sticking after use Goo gone you can buy it at Canadian Tire. It removes any sticky residue.
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lighter fluid will work too!
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I've just peeled them off, too. The Zoomed ones come off the easiest. I have had a couple experiences with some other brand UTHs that rip and come off in pieces, leaving all sorts of residue on the bottom.
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