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Getting rid of Hardwater Stains
Old 07-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
 
Getting rid of Hardwater Stains

Hi I need help getting rid of hard water stains on a decrepit tank that I happened upon and received for free. I thought that someone would have some valuable information on their method of getting rid of these stains. So I will take any help I can get.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
 
A large amount of vinegar usually does the trick. I would take the tank outside to a paved area, gently lay it on its side and pour a bunch of vinegar so it covers all the stains on that side. Let it sit for a little before gently scurbing w/ a soft sponge. Repeat to all sides.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
 
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+1 to exactly as mikaila stated............should do the trick for you!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
 
Alright how long should I leave the vinegar sit for? I tried vinegar earlier but just cleaned the tank with it. I didn't set it on its side and let the vinegar sit. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
 
It didn't work guys. I wonder why I let it sit for a very long time but still nope.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
 
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hi
i've never tried that way,i found that carefully using the blade from a slanley knife
removed any build up i have.
hope that helps.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #7
 
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I've occasionally had to get hard water spots off my hermit crab tank...my favorite way is to get a little sand on my finger and rub the spots with it. I like Willow's idea though, a knife blade would probably work great.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
 
Yesterday I went to my LFS and they recommended that I use a single razor blade and they said that they use it all the time. Does anyone have any experience using these but i will try a knife.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
 
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hi
the blade is what i ment to say,i have removed the blade from the actual knife
and used it for that purpose,have the blade at an angle when you do it,
and you should get a feel as to how hard you should scrape.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #10
 
Incredibly even the razor blade didn't work. I am at a loss. I feel defeated. But now that the tank is filled and finished I realize that nobody will even notice the hard water stains.
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