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Old 05-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Foggy Aquarium Glass?

I have had a (new) 90 gallon freshwater tank for about 8 months. I have noticed that the top 5 inches or so of the tank is 'foggy' it is almost like a thin layer of gray/white algae. The foggy stuff goes all the way around the tank. And it won't come off, I have tried an algae scrubber and a toothbrush with no luck.
Any tricks up your sleeves that can fix this?

Thank you everyone for being patient with me!
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Is your water level all the way to the top? Nd is your tank in direct sunlight?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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Is your water level all the way to the top? Nd is your tank in direct sunlight?
Yes my water level is all the way at the top, and it never drops except for pwc (I use an overflow). The tank does not get any direct sun light (it is in the basement in a room with a north facing window).
It almost seems to be foggy were my light doesn't hit. It is so close to the top that the light doesn't defuse out and shine on it.
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I see, what do you have in the aquarium?
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Could the outside glass just be dirty and need some windex?
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Could the outside glass just be dirty and need some windex?
I agree with George
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
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Could the outside glass just be dirty and need some windex?
I wouldn't put windex anywhere near my tanks I use an API spray that cleans the outside of tanks and is completely safe I've also head of people using a vinegar solution? Not too sure on the vinegar solution though...

Sorry for the dumb question, but it in on the inside of the tank? Could it be some hardwater stains? I'm not sure if it's called hardwater lol but they're like mineral deposits on the top of the glass.
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Yea austin good post, i agree deff could be mineral deposits nd i would never use windex. The API solutions are best idea
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Yea austin good post, i agree deff could be mineral deposits nd i would never use windex. The API solutions are best idea
Thanks!

You could also just use a razor to remove the hardwater stains on the glass.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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It is definitely on the inside of the tank (I would like to think that I am smart enough to figure that out) here are some pictures, it is really baffling to me. I forgot to mention also that you can only see it when you look up at the tank. It appears clear looking straight at the tank.
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