Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-14-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AdamsAquarium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 273
Home remedies for Hard WATER stains?

Does anyone have any good remedies for Hard water stains? How do you get your tank clean of them?

Sent from my SM-N900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
AdamsAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 11:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishey bricks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 149
One thing that works good for hard water stains is baking soda, water and a lot of elbow grease. Some thing else for large buildup, is to try to let the area soak with white vinegar.
Good luck
__________________

__________________
Fishey bricks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 12:37 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Laird-and-Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 243
Send a message via Skype™ to Laird-and-Dad
+1 on the vinegar, works great!
__________________
Laird-and-Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:36 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Posts: 537
White wine vinegar, and time. Just soak a paper towel in it and let it sit on the stain a while, rub occasionally.

If the stains are IN the tank above the water line, you can use vinegar but don't get much into the tank. Be sure then it's white vinegar without additives. Small (a few milliliters in a 50 gallon tank) will do no harm, might drop the PH a point or so, but it will come back. It is commonly used for just that purpose (dropping PH) and is safe for fish so long as it is a small enough quantity to make little change. Vinegar in the tank is much more safe than almost any other glass cleaner.
__________________
Linwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,673
Yep plain "white" vinegar. The stuff that's $3 a gallon or less (made from corn. "White wine" vinegar is made from wine and is unnecessarily expensive).


Sent from my iPhone with three hands tied behind my back.
__________________
trennamw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, die, hard water, stain, water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
home made aquarium remedies mus Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-14-2011 03:38 PM
advice please - filter and cleaning hard water stains meg1177 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 11-21-2009 07:30 PM
Anything to prevent hard water stains? HooKooDooKu Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 12-08-2008 07:11 AM
Getting off hard water stains? Leader of Men General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 01-03-2008 11:43 AM
How can I remove hard water stains on glass and other things illuminum Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 07-27-2005 02:33 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.