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Old 01-15-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Lime/Calcium buildup

I was just given an old 20 gallon aquarium and it has a bad Lime/Calcium buildup on the glass. None of the fish stores sell any fish safe cleaner, so I am wondering what works best to remove this buildup?
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white vinegar and salt make a paste and scrub away.
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This will not scratch the glass?
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No I have done it several times.
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straight razor blade will get rid of most of it.
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I just used white vinegar and worked just fine on the 55G I got from my friend. Had the same thing. Straight white vinegar on a papertowel. Just get the small 20 oz bottle. I didn't even use a half a bottle, but did use lots of papertowels.
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Thanks, I will try the vinegar tonight.
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