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Help me get rid of this residue
Old 06-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
 
Help me get rid of this residue

I just got a used 38 gallon tank and I want to get rid of this excess silicone residue. I used a razor blade and got rid of the majority of it but there is a very thin film of it left. Ive heard some suggest alcohol, others vinegar, and even acetone. Anyone have any safe ideas? All advice and help appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:10 AM   #2
 
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vinegar or ammonia and a razor blade. rinse well after.

alcohol or acetone will prob. be toxic.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #3
 
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vinegar or ammonia and a razor blade. rinse well after.

alcohol or acetone will prob. be toxic.
yea thats what I was thinking too. Ill have to try the vinegar tomorrow morning since I have some here at home, if that doesnt work out well Ill run to the store and grab some ammonia. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
 
I know you can use alcohol in aquariums, just rinse, rinse, rinse and when you think you rinsed enough rinse once more.
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