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Old 09-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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Water Marks Removal?

Hi, I'm in the middle of cleaning my empty tank, I wanted to really polish it up, make it look new again, ready for some new equipment etc.

I think I've done a good job so far on the inside of the tank, removing the algae and grim. Now my problem is the water marks/limescale buildup around the back of the tank, it just won't budge!

Any idea's on what I can use to effectively remove it?

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Soak it in vinegar. Gets everything off, every time.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give it a go tomorrow. Is it safe to also put vinegar in the tank? I might try some out on the seals, clean them up.

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Old 09-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well.. when the tank is empty.. yeah. Clearly not if theres fish or things living int there.. lol. But yes, just to clean it when its empty is ok. Just make sure you rinse the tank after.
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i put a gallon of vinegar in my 30 after a strage outbreak of dead fish... cleaned it up well. i rinsed it out with a water hose, it looked brand new. then of course i scrubbed it, rinsed with hot water, and let it bake in the sun all day
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For the real tough parts vinegar and razor blades. Just keep the razor blades away from the silicone seals.
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Hi, sorry for the late reply, Virgin Media has been down for a couple of days.

The vinegar done it nicely, I poured a litre of vinegar in the empty tank, and cleaned inside and out. I've got the tank filled with water now to check for leaks, all seems good at the moment.

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Glad it all worked out for you. I had the same problem when i first bought my tank, because it had a lot of tape residue on it. Didn't think it was good for the fish, nor did it look any good under water. So i used vinegar and razor blades, and everything disappeared. Remember one thing tho, you don't want any left over vinegar in the tank, so make sure you thoroughly rinse it out and get it all out.
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Just drained the vinegar/water today, I'll start the rinsing tomorrow. Then on to my next problem, which filter?

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