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Old 05-21-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
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how do i remove mineral deposits?

just picked up a used 46 gal bow front glass tank(marineland). has some mineral deposits that i'd like to remove before i set up the tank.

calling out to the experts here. how do i remove the deposits from the glass tank and black framing???

mahalo from hawaii.
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Welcome to AA!

You could try vinegar, and rinse really well.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:09 AM   #3
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thanks.
i'll try it.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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Try salt, sprinkled on a paper towel thats soaked in vinegar. It helps work like an abrasive!
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White vinegar and a SOFT toothbrush followed by many fresh water rinses.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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thanks all.
what if is used green scrubbie?

it shouldn't damage the glass right???
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I use green scrubbies on my glass tank without problems. The vinegar, however, helps soften the mineral deposit so you don't have to scrub as hard.
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thanks jsoong. btw, do you have a picture of your tank. sounds intriguing.
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