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Old 01-09-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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My 46 gal tank has been running for 6 weeks and the tubing attached to my airstone appears to be filled with a white substance - is this calcification? Indication that I have hard water? Should I replace it or can I rinse it out? Thanks!

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Probably calcium buildup. Do you have hard water?

At $5 for 20 ft of tubing, I don't know if I would spend the time to try and clean it. It would be tough to clean anyway without the use of chemicals/soaps, which would be a no no for aquarium equipment.

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Is it inside the tubing, or the outside? If it's inside, make sure you have one of those little check valves, or you can electrocute something.
It probably is just mineral buildup, and you should be able to wipe it off. If not, you can get a long line of tubing from Walmart for like $5, and cut the length you want.
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