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dp0350 04-02-2007 05:13 PM

Grime Line on 75g tank
I recently got a used 75g tank. When I got it I cleaned up the tank and got it set up. However now that water is in it I noticed that the top inch of the tank has a white tint to it. It looks like it is a faint line or mineral deposit. I have tried scraping it with a razor blade scraper but with no luck. I would really like to get rid of this line but I don't want to drain the tank, I just got it going less than a week ago. Any tips for getting this stuff off?

Daz 04-02-2007 05:19 PM

Sounds like lime deposits, have you tried vigorous elbow grease? it should really come free with a soft cloth and hard work.

dp0350 04-02-2007 10:31 PM

I scrubbed pretty hard but Ill really give it a go. I tried a razor blade but it couldnt really get under the light stuff. The heavy deposits came right off with the razor.

Amphitrite 04-03-2007 05:22 AM

Ok, I could be wrong here - but I'm sure I heard someone mention vinegar once. Just rub it along the glass where the mark is - being very careful not to get any in the water.

dp0350 04-03-2007 08:43 AM

I heard that too somehwhere going through posts. Next time I do a major water change Ill give it a shot. Ill try soaking a rag with a little vinegar then dabbing the lime.

Amphitrite 04-03-2007 08:53 AM

Ok, good luck with it - let us know how it goes :)

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