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Old 08-06-2016, 10:53 PM   #1
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Question Build up on a tank

A few days ago in one of the local Facebook groups someone was moving and had to sell off quickly. I bought a 75 gal freshwater tank that's 2 yrs old with a custom cabinet stand and top hood at a great price. Only problem is it has a TON of build up. White crusty type build up around the top 1/4th of the tank.

What can I safely clean this with?
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Can you scrape it off with a razor blade?
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Vinegar (followed by rinsing) can be used to dissolved the buildup.


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+1 to distilled vinegar. adding a touch of baking soda makes a good mix for tackling limescale which is what I assume the build up to be.


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Can you scrape it off with a razor blade?

a lot of it can be
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a lot of it can be
I'd start there to get the big chunks and then move on to the vinegar.
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