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Old 04-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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Try making a baking soda paste. It was recommended to me from someone on here and it worked on my "stanky used tank".
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:14 PM   #12
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Did it help remove the cloudyness around the top of the glass left from the hard water deposits? That's what ii m having issues with.and thank you for the advise.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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Yes it did. It helped with all the crap I couldn't scrub off.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:02 AM   #14
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Man I wish I would have known about that before dumping all that bleach in there. I'll tty it tomorrow and let you know how well it works.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:16 AM   #15
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Sounds good! I also let the vinegar soak to help with the hard water stains. Took longer but there was less scrubbing involved. Oh one thing to consider as well don't use hot hot water it may cause your tank to crack or effect the silicone. Another tid bit someone gave me on here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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Mlani I wish I could hug you right now. LoL I just scrubbed off what I could with the vineger bleach water combo I let it soak in and it took all the mildew out of the silicone but still left a lot of the hard water buildup. Well after I drained it I made a baking soda paste with the water I had soaking in the tank. Wow that worked so well. There's still a little left that just won't come off its like its etched into the glass but you know what I fw little enough to where even my slight ocd can tolerate it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #17
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Lol! I can't take credit for the idea. It was Autumnsky who let me know when I was scrubbing my 20. If anyone deserves the thanks and hugs its them! Glad it helped you too though!
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:00 AM   #18
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Hey don't cut yourself short you told me about it. You both desert thanks lol!
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When your tank is complete you should clean this thread up into a how to guide on used tanks.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:08 AM   #20
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I like it like this its more personal. But good idea though. This threads gonna be going on for awhile. I'm doing diy glass braces, filter, stand, lights. I will do a writeup though on an almost completely diy total setup.
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