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Old 05-02-2013, 04:30 AM   #21
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Yea I like it too. And it's good to see what works and what doesn't. When I bought my first 55g it was pretty rough and I gave up on it and bought a new one because I couldn't find a good DIY guide lol. I'm already watching this and wanting to look for cheap 55 or more on craigslist lol
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #22
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Now time to go get some templates made for the glass supports...
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #23
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Try making a baking soda paste. It was recommended to me from someone on here and it worked on my "stanky used tank".
What exactly is in said paste
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #24
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What exactly is in said paste
Provably baking soda and water ?
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:06 AM   #25
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Provably baking soda and water ?
Exactly what was said in the last post. Baking soda paste - baking soda , water, blend into paste.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #26
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Thanks, hopefully this will help out.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #27
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Yup that's all it is is just baking soda and just barley enough water to soak it it doesn't take much water.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #28
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I had a tank like that before. I placed kitchen cloths around the top, pour neat vinegar onto them and just kept them wet(with vinegar) and after 24hrs, I use a paint scrapper, the razor blade ones. ALL the gunk came off, even the cloudy stuff.
Also a friend(!!) used a bathroom limescale remover called Cillit Bang. Turned the tank upside down, sprayed the area with the cillit bang, waited 5 mins and every spec of gunk came right off. He then used a garden hose and gave it a really good rinse... He had that tank until very recently and had NO issues from using the product....
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #29
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Mine still has a scale ring inside where the trim was. I couldn't get it all.
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Mine still has a scale ring inside where the trim was. I couldn't get it all.
Are you going to leave it or does the OCD in you want it gone???...haha
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #31
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How long do you leave the paste on!!
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I want it gone lol. If I can't get it all I'm going to paint a white border on the outside of the tank. I'd rather get it all off because painting the bottom trim white then painting a trim line around the top defeats the purpace of doing a rimless conversion and might as well just order a new trim set...

You use the paste to scrub with the baking acts like a pumace.
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I want it gone lol. If I can't get it all I'm going to paint a white border on the outside of the tank. I'd rather get it all off because painting the bottom trim white then painting a trim line around the top defeats the purpace of doing a rimless conversion and might as well just order a new trim set...

You use the paste to scrub with the baking acts like a pumace.
Try the vinegar and cloth method. Leave overnight, trust me, it will work!!!!
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Not trying to hijack but can you guys take a look at me Thread " how much would you pay for this?" Have some questions about a tank I just bought on Craig'slist for 17$
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Try the vinegar and cloth method. Leave overnight, trust me, it will work!!!!

ill try that thanks.
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Vinegar is AWESOME too! Hey try vinegar and baking soda .. See what happens lol! Sorry I couldn't resist! It's actually pretty cool when you throw a balloon in the mix. (Yes my son recently had a science project lol) How'd you make out with the white ring of frustration?
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The last pics I posted are where I'm at I am gonna try the soaked rags in vinegar trick next. The baking soda paste did help a lot though.
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The last pics I posted are where I'm at I am gonna try the soaked rags in vinegar trick next. The baking soda paste did help a lot though.
Yeah the soda paste is great but the vinegar rags will soften the rest and a glass scrapper will take it off.....
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cool thanks ill try that this weekend after i get paid next im gonna take it up to my local glass and mirror place and talk to there glass cutter about what would work best for bracing. once i get them in and dried ill be posting some new pics of it.
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Awesome! Can't wait to see
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