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Ottermus 02-08-2012 02:34 PM

Stains on glass
Does anyone have any tips on how to get glass clean on the outside of the tank? Some water has ran down the outside from condensation build up inside the tank hood, I've left it for too long and I don't seem to be able to remove these "runs"!! I've tried vinegar, which had a slight effect and some household window cleaner, which I used very carefully as to not get any in the tank!!
Any advice would be appreciated, it's a freshwater tank, thanks.

khartig 02-08-2012 03:15 PM

As long as it's glass you can scrape it with a ravor blade, just be careful. Make sure your using white vinegar, it works better than the brown stuff.

Ottermus 02-08-2012 05:34 PM

Good idea I will try a razor blade, cheers

foster53 02-08-2012 09:42 PM

If you use a razor blade get the glass wet first, less chance of a scratch!!

khartig 02-08-2012 10:42 PM

I just went thru this on a 20 gal I was given. I used the white vinegar straight, wiped on the glass and let set for a few minutes and them scraped with the razor blade. Keep the angle on the blade low and apply even pressure, this will help prevent any scratches.

Ottermus 02-11-2012 10:51 AM

Vinegar and razor blade did the job, cheers for the advice

AnthonyC 02-11-2012 01:43 PM

I just traded for a used 55 gallon and both inside and out had white... The girl friend suggested using "magic eraser" sponge and it worked great.

khartig 02-12-2012 10:16 AM

Glad it worked out for you Ottermus

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