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Old 12-28-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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what type pf cleaner?

I've started cleaning the 100g, that I bought used, with vinegar & hot water. It's not too bad to get the green stuff off, but after the green stuff comes off there is a white looking haze (sorry for the crappy description) that seems like it won't come off. I can wipe it off, but when the glass dries the white stuff just comes right back. What on earth can I do to get rid of this? I'm almost to the point of just going & buying a NEW tank & not have to worry about it! Well...I'm not to that extreme yet, but I'm getting pretty close!

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Old 12-28-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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It is hard water buildup. I have never figured out a way to take it off, but I think there is a thread on this forum about it, and it says how to take it off.
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thanks for the encouraging info...lol
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Have you tried using a razor blade? Carefully that is.
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Vinegar will take hardwater off. It is sounding like you may have gotten a tank that someone was a little too aggresive in cleaning and scratched it. If glass you have a lot of buffing to do and even then large scratches are going to remain (cerium oxide is what you want). A lot of plastic polishing compounds for "plastic" tanks.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #6
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Have you tried using a razor blade? Carefully that is.
not yet...I'll try tomorrow thanks.

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Vinegar will take hardwater off. It is sounding like you may have gotten a tank that someone was a little too aggresive in cleaning and scratched it. If glass you have a lot of buffing to do and even then large scratches are going to remain (cerium oxide is what you want). A lot of plastic polishing compounds for "plastic" tanks.
I might be wrong, but I don't think it has scratches on it. Just a haze looking stuff. I'll find out tomorrow when I try the razor blade & see if that works.

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When I clean my tanks I use some bleach. I use one cap of bleach to a bucket of water and wash pretty thoroghly and then rinse off real good. I then let it air dry which should get rid of the chlorine but just for safe measure I add dechlorinator and let it run when I fill it up with water. The dechlorinator is really not needed if it air dries but some like to be safe.
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thanks...I'll try that if the razor blade doesn't work
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Thanks, I tried the razor blade, and now my fish tank is soo much brighter now!!!
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Thanks, I tried the razor blade, and now my fish tank is soo much brighter now!!!
that's good to know....I'll find out tomorrow if it works for me
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