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Old 03-08-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Ive got water stains on my all-glass aquarium and some have told me to use vinegar. Is this a good idea? Will vinegar not hurt the fish? What else can I do to rid the tank of water stains?

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Old 03-09-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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Vinegar is pretty safe. Although you would need to tear down the tank to clean the insides. <Remove fish & everything else to a clean container, soak buildup with undiluted vinegar, perhaps using vinegar soaked rags, then scrub clean - use a razor on the stubborn bits. Then all you need is a good rinsing & the tank can be set up again.>

If it is outside, you can clean with the tank set up, just try not to get vinegar inside the tank, as too much will drop your tank pH.
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