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Old 05-31-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
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Easiest way to clean old aquarium?

I just picked up a 55gal tank for $40 that is predrilled and was wondering whats the easiest way to clean the glass inside and out? It have mineral buildup on the glass...Going to use as a frag tank wondering whats the easiest way to clean it. TIA
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For mineral buildup I would use a water/vinegar solution.
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Well im guessing its minerals from water, like calcium and other elements that have dried onto the glass... vinegar and water will take it off?
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Yep. The vinegar will disolve just about any mineral deposit. You can use undiluted vinegar for the big deposits. Some vinegar and a rag with some elbow power is about all you will need. If you fill the tank with water or can position the tank so the deposits can soak in a vinegar/water solution or full power vinegar it will at the least soften up the deposits making it easer to dislodge from the glass.
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Thanks for the advice fishfreek...Your cool. 8)
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I help out when and where I can. Try the method out and report back on your findings.
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Sounds good i was thinking of using lime away and just rinsing the tank really well. Would that work?
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Wow learned something new. Ill have to try this tonight on the old tank I just got.
Mrclean magic eraser worked great for getting off all the old dried up algae that had built up on the sides of this one.
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If it is a glass tank could you not use a razor blade?
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Muriatic Acid works well..
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