November 26, 2011

Assists Turtle Tank Cleaners to Grab the Right Toothbrush - Band-Aids reviewed



To clean a fish-now-turtle tank, at age eight, delicate devices were required. A quick hot sponge, even with a coarse cleanser, was not enough. A toothbrush, preferably one with hard bristles, flat across, could clear all corners of the vilest of turtle vestiges. I recommend wrapping the handle of the one used on the tank with one of these bandages.

Knowing which toothbrush is for teeth, and which is for industrial-strength home cleaning is important. A smartly placed waterproof Band-Aid will keep order. Tape, if sturdy, could work, but there is not point in using anything except that which handy to any bathroom.

April is turtle season. Not for hunting, but for pet catching. Come around later, and it was clear May was tank cleaning season. All turtles were returned to their homes by then, but they left behind more than memories.

Solving the problem of toothbrushes, however, was unknown to me in these younger years. As it happened, the sale at the Ben Franklin one Saturday brought home two matched brushes in one packet, each blue.

Suited for the bathroom, in the tub, cleaning the tank took only an hour, with rinsing. Church the next morning, rushed as usual with eyes half-closed, had me searching blindly for a toothbrush, for its marketed use. I grabbed the wrong one. The taste, though remarkable, but not pleasant.

When buying like-colored toothbrushes, take measures such as the one I suggest to identify which is meant for your mouth. The taste will make all the difference.

--Brockeim

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