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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Haze on a used aquarium

I just acquired a 20 long. The glass after cleaning has a haze to it. I even tried a 0000 steel wool and it is not going away. It does seem to look a little better when the glass is wet. And ideas or suggestions? Any ideas welcome. Thanks.

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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I am struggling with it myself....I've tried Vinegar and a Razor with no luck. interested to see what people use.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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How does it look filled? I find even with a little haze the tank looks fine after I fill it.
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That was gonna be my next step if I didn't get anything to try before I filled it. It did look a little better when I had the vinegar in there, and the glass was wet.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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When ever I get a used tank I soak it over night. Drain and scrape off anything left on the inside, then set it up. Chances are yours will be fine once filled with water. One thing I've learned is there's no such think as a perfectly clean used tank.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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You could always try sulfamic acid, you can buy it at homedepot or lowes usually. It's used to clean grout haze from tile should strip off any hard water stains on tanks. It comes in crystal form so you can mix it as strong as you want. You may want to buy some rubber gloves if you have sensitive hands, I never needed it the acid is a bit stronger than vinegar, but not really strong enough to hurt your hands (used it for days on end with no gloves never had any issues).
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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Yea. I knew she had some scratches, and I could deal with that. I filled it for a little bit outside. Just to check for leaks. I didn't rembember the haze then. I really noticed the haze when I was deciding what side to paint black for the background.



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Old 05-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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I think I will try that acid route. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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I don't understand what that haze is either. It bugs me when I do a 50% water change and the glass drys I can see it get hazy but after I fill my tank back up you can't even tell.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
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Vinegar and razor blades is what I always use. I never get them perfectly clean but that's a good reason to keep your tanks topped off! You can't tell when it is filled.
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