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Old 03-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #11
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I got a couple used tanks that where in awful conditions, mainly the glass. Had black and white build up. The best thing I found was a razor blade. But you might be able to get away with a mixed bleach solution and a good rinse after...
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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I think I'm going to go with the vinegar solution and a razor blade. I will let you all know how it turns out thanks for all of your suggestions!
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #14
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Did you use the vinegar yet, or the blade?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #15
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Most likely that white crusty build up is calcium. I've heard of leaving vinegar in a tank soaking overnight to help remove it, but I don't know if that's possible if yours is still up and running. Maybe you could hang a towel soaked in vinegar on the crusty area and keep something underneath it so it won't drip in the tank? Just an idea.
if it's calcium...would a snail snack on it? get a snail? snails are awesome
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A razor blade will work wonders! If you swap filter make sure you keep you old filter media to avoid a cycle!!
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I have had great luck using screen ( from screen door repair kit). It works wonders on calcium removal and you don't have to worry about chipping your tank trim like with a razor blade.
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How do you use screen? Do you attach it to something?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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No you just use the screen as you would sandpaper or a scrubbing pad just get it wet.
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