Tip of the Day – 8/7/2012By: Brandon Klaus
Building that elaborate labyrinth of plumbing underneath your aquarium can be a tough task that leaves your hands sore and covered in dried glue. And there’s nothing more annoying than trying to clean your tired hands only to find that those flaky remnants don’t just scrub off. Instead, the leftover glue clings tight to the skin, often forcing the aquarium hobbyist to have to peel glue off their finger for days on end. Fortunately, there’s a product that helps the process along, and it doesn’t kill your skin either. I’ve found that using alcohol-based hand sanitizers work great at removing dried PVC glue, at least the clear kind. By applying a healthy amount to each hand and scrubbing them together as if you’re using soap, the glue seems to come off with some ease. You will have to repeat the process a few times to get all of the glue off, but it will eventually be removed.