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Old 10-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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New Member- ?s about white film on aquarium

I just signed up & I have a problem with my indoor aquarium.
We have a beautiful 4500 gallon pond with falls & nice Koi & Chebunkins.
In the fall, we pull out our prize fish & put them in a 250 gallon Pond liner lined aquarium. The rest of the fish survive fine with a pond heater but we don't want to take any chances with the big $ fish. I left about 4 inches of water on the bottom of this aquarium when I moved out the fish last May. I forgot about the water being there. Normally I drain it completely & dry it out with towels.
Now there is this milky white deposit on the walls where water was present. Our pond & aquarium water quality paramaters have always been excellent. I can scrub most of this deposit off the walls, but not all. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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Those sound like mineral deposits, they are ugly, but harmless to the fish. Are these deposits on the plastic pond liner, or are they on the glass of the aquarium?

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If they are on the glass one, you can mix 50/50 white vinegar with water or use a razor blade to scrape it off.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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Hi Roka 64 & Blueiz,

After I posted this, my wife told me it was probably calcium deposits! I did clean & flush out the aquarium with a pondvac. The aquarium is fashioned out of a pond liner.

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