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Old 05-26-2013, 06:41 PM   #41
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Be very careful using hot water to clean a tank. Any minor cracks or chip can become very major. Trust me, I learned first hand. I would be way more paranoid about hot water than bleach or vinegar!!!
Okay I'm just using warm water nothing to hot like I can put my hand in it it would be good for bathing in so I think it should be okay?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #42
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Okay I'm just using warm water nothing to hot like I can put my hand in it it would be good for bathing in so I think it should be okay?
You'll be fine with that, I was aiming that post at Buu!!!
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You'll be fine with that, I was aiming that post at Buu!!!
I have similar crack look up in the thread
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I have similar crack look up in the thread
Sorry missed that!!!!
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Sorry missed that!!!!
Ya I might fill it with some silicone caulk or reinforce it with carbon fiber
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #46
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Ya I might fill it with some silicone caulk or reinforce it with carbon fiber
That would be a good idea....
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Ugh there is still some spots I missed I'm going I buy a scrub brush and just scrub the tank to death geeze the effort his thing has taken makes me think it would have been easier to just buy a new tank
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #48
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Be very careful using hot water to clean a tank. Any minor cracks or chip can become very major. Trust me, I learned first hand. I would be way more paranoid about hot water than bleach or vinegar!!!
That's good to know! Lol for next time! thank goodness it hasn't done anything bad. Next time would definitely do it differently.

Also silicon idea is a great one too. We had some on hand, I didn't think about it then though. Of course AFTER I filled it and moved everything over. What spots are your trying to scrub off? Like hard water/white spots?
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That's good to know! Lol for next time! thank goodness it hasn't done anything bad. Next time would definitely do it differently.

Also silicon idea is a great one too. We had some on hand, I didn't think about it then though. Of course AFTER I filled it and moved everything over. What spots are your trying to scrub off? Like hard water/white spots?
Like the white gunk calcium and stuff and l the dirt on the bottom got most of it out . I'm going to get a scrub brush to Finnish it though
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Update I got the white film off let me tank sit over night filled then drained it and the white stuff is back!!! Will I ever get rid of it?
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Update I got the white film off let me tank sit over night filled then drained it and the white stuff is back!!! Will I ever get rid of it?
Have you tried a glass scraper, the ones with a razor blade inside???
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Have you tried a glass scraper, the ones with a razor blade inside???
U used a razor blade and it just keeps coming back everytime the tank is left empty
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U used a razor blade and it just keeps coming back everytime the tank is left empty
Is it like a white haze??
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Is it like a white haze??
Ya I even used viniger and baking soda and scrubbed it and used razers

We have really hard water in Cincy
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Ya I even used viniger and baking soda and scrubbed it and used razers

We have really hard water in Cincy
Yeah we have really hard water too. It's not there when you leave water in it, right??
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Yeah we have really hard water too. It's not there when you leave water in it, right??
Probably not but I mean its not like it will kill the fish or anything right? It's a beat up tank anyways temporary set up just to establish a bio filter and untill I can buy a new bigger tank
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Probably not but I mean its not like it will kill the fish or anything right? It's a beat up tank anyways temporary set up just to establish a bio filter and untill I can buy a new bigger tank
No it'll be fine. Any tanks I have unused are like that but when I fill them, I clean them with my class cleaner and the white stuff goes.....until the water level drops!!!
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No it'll be fine. Any tanks I have unused are like that but when I fill them, I clean them with my class cleaner and the white stuff goes.....until the water level drops!!!
Ya that makes sense because when I scrape it it powders off bit if there was water and I did it it would just into the filter
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Sure sounds like long term calcium deposit in the glass pores. Yes, glass has pores albeit very small. One drastic solution may be to use murietic(sp) acid. (Hydrochloric Acid) then neutralize with sodium bicarbonate and then rinse really well. But if it dissappears when water is added you may just live with it. That little bit of calcium build up shouldn't hurt the fish. Just another idea. Good luck, OS.
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Sure sounds like long term calcium deposit in the glass pores. Yes, glass has pores albeit very small. One drastic solution may be to use murietic(sp) acid. (Hydrochloric Acid) then neutralize with sodium bicarbonate and then rinse really well. But if it dissappears when water is added you may just live with it. That little bit of calcium build up shouldn't hurt the fish. Just another idea. Good luck, OS.
I don't know if I want to go that far into it haha I used baking soda and Vinegar
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