My goodness, if you think the regular typed toothbrushes are great - get one of those cheap ELECTRIC brushes. All this reading about people using toothbrushes got me to thinking, why not go one further for those hard to clean plastic plants with all the hard to get at crevices. Well im telling you - one plant that has NEVER loooked clean, was SPOTLESS with little to no effort!! WOnderful for cleaning the algae growth on the side of tank as the water level drops when doing a water change!! Try it - I know I will never go back to the way I used to clean.