Make short work of routine herptile maintenance with Drs. Foster and Smith Algae Scrubber. This innovative algae scrubber features a removable comfort-grip handle that provides extra leverage to tackle stubborn algae, organic film, organic buildup, and other deposits. The entire pad surface is utilized to easily power away algae with one swipe!
Smartly priced Drs. Foster and Smith Algae Scrubber extends your budget by maximizing scrubber pad use. When the scrubbing surface of the pad is worn, detach removable handle, flip pad to the unused side for double usage of a single pad. Replace with a fresh pad when both surfaces are exhausted.
Drs. Foster and Smith Algae Scrubber is great for use with glass or acrylic surfaces in turtle tanks, aquatic herptile habitats, paludariums, and more.
Drs. Foster and Smith Algae Scrubber Kit includes the reusable comfort-grip handle and six 6" x 3-1/2" x 3/4" thick pads. Additional Replacement Pads are available as a 12 pack.
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Create a Reptile Cleaning Supply Tool Kit
The following items will help create a special tool kit to make cleaning more convenient and efficient. It is crucial that you use the cleaning kit items only for your reptile cage. Reptiles may carry harmful bacteria such as Salmonella that can be transmitted to humans through direct contact or through contact with anything contaminated with reptile feces.
Having a dedicated kit of cleaning supplies only for reptile use prevents cross-contamination. Keep and store these items separate from your other household cleaning supplies. Never use sinks or tubs that are used for human bathing or food preparation to clean reptile cages, accessories, and decorations.
During cleaning procedures, we recommend using rubber or latex gloves and protective goggles. After every contact with your herp, and every cleaning procedure - no matter how large or small - wash your hands thoroughly; it is beneficial to use a hand sanitizer.
- Back-up cage - a clean environment for the minutes, hours, or even days your herp must be relocated.
- Brushes - small and medium sizes depending on your cage. A toothbrush is good for corners and crevices in decorations.
- Algae Scrubbing Pad- keeps viewing surfaces of aquatic herptile habitats and turtle tanks clean and free of algae and organic buildup.
- Herp-safe terrarium cleaner - dissolves matter hardened on surfaces. Do not use any products that contain phenol or pine scent.
- Paper towels.
- Q-tips, toothpicks, putty knives, and razor blades - assortment of tools need to reach into the smallest spaces and remove hardened material.
- Rubber gloves and goggles.
- Sand-sifter scoop - removes feces and other debris from sand and other fine particulate substrates.
- Soap or dishwashing detergent - do not use any products that contain phenol or pine scent.
- Sponges - one set for cleaning, another for rinsing, and a third for disinfecting.
After cleaning your reptile cage, always remember to thoroughly clean and disinfect all the tool kit items you used, including the sink. A good disinfectant is 1 part bleach to 16 parts water (1 cup of bleach per gallon of water). Don't forget to wash your hands as well. By creating a dedicated kit of cleaning supplies, all the necessary items will be conveniently located and stored in one area. This will make cleaning more convenient and safer.