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Old 06-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Have a freshwater tank. Where we live we have very hard water. I have lime scale all over my tank and equipment. It looks nasty! Is there any way to get rid of it?
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Scrub and scrub and scrub and scrub
What is your pH,alkalinity,calcium,kH?
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My test kit does test for that but I never take much notice of it! I use an old toothbrush at the moment to scrub!
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When I lived in an area with hard water and had the same issue- I would remove the pieces of equipment and I used vinegar- plain old white distilled vinegar. that did the trick- I hardly had to scrub at all! Of course, please make sure you rinse the equipment REALLY WELL before placing back in the tank.

I have found this to be the safest method to remove that nasty crusty stuff without feeling like me arms were going to fall off from scrubbing!!
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OK I'll try that next time! Thanks so much!
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