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Old 01-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Clean the outside of my tank so u cant see and salt lines

Hey guys I was wondering how u clean Ur tank to keep the salt lines from showing up. U might not know what I mean, but when I do a water change I get water all over the front of my tank then when it dries it streaks in an ugly grey ish white Crappy looking window and I can't figure out a good way to stop it
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Just a regular paper towel is what I've always used to be honest. No spray or anything.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Wipe it off before it dries. White vinegar & water solution will remove some salt deposits. Keep it outside the tank as it's acidic & could change SW PH.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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I wipe it with a microfiber towel. If it is still wet, paper towels. Then I use the RODI water if it is too much.
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Ok thanks guys
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I have seen my lfs using some kind of aquarium glass cleaner, the bottle says reef safe. I don't remember the name of the product though.

But you never know if "reef safe" is really safe for your reef.

I use paper towels.
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So you slop water on the front of the tank, then let it dry, and have trouble cleaning it off? My suggestion is to wipe it off before it dries and clean it every once in a while with the water/vinegar combo. It works pretty well. I clean kids fingerprints off with it as well.
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If you just wipe the glass when it is wet with sw, you get a wider path of salt creep later.

My LFS was seen using vodka and water on their tanks
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #9
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I use a paper towel soaked in hot water in one hand and follow that with a dry paper towel, using circular motions. Then I go over it again with the dry (now slightly damp) paper towel and 'buff out' the whitish residue.

FYI, I use Sellar's Rags from Lowe's. They're $10/box (200 ct) but they're the best disposable shop towels. Scott's "Rags-in-a-Box" used to be, but they switched to a different style of rags which now sucks, so don't get that. Sellar's brand is just like their old version.
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Thanks it drives me nuts
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