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what do you guys use to clean the outside of the glass,ive got some white run marks on my front glass that i cant seem to get off looks like a salty substance,dont know what the previous owner did with the tank.

any suggestions pls.

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OFL replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

Mr Sheen window cleaner and a duster does a wonderful job. Don't spray it anywhere near the inside of the tank.

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

ill hv to look for mr sheen in the local stores hvnt seen it here in new zealand but will go look for it anyway thanx penn

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

I would suspect that white stuff to be .. err .. Kalk .. sorry, just realizing I don't know the English word lol, calcium carbonate by chance? :unsure:
Have the same on my Oscar tank atm because the Oscar splashed a lot of water out at feeding time, and I didn't move my lazy butt to wipe it away instantly.
Else occasionally using window cleaner as Penn said, and for really resistant cases I've used something with a razor blade, just gotta be careful not to get near the silicone. Just thinking I could possibly try such a thing I use for cleaning the ceramic stove top sometime.

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

"Kalk" is that some afrikaans i see there meeto.

i know what u meen though its like white stuff i tried to scrap it off with a stanley blade but no success

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

Lol sorry ... it's German but can sure be it's the same in Afrikaans. I once noticed I can read a bit of Afrikaans even.

That's dumb that not even a blade works. I would think if soaking that stuff with lemon acid or some kind of vinegar first, it might be easier to scrape away, but I'd be a bit afraid of using that on a fish tank, even on the outside only :unsure:

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

maybe ill just hv to get over it and let the stains stay there.

german,afrikaans very close, my parents are german and im english/afrikaans and understand sum of the stuff they say i suppose all dutch has sum sumalarities

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

True, a bit of Dutch I can read as well, although it sounds funny to me, just like I sound funny to everyone else probably lol.

Boy, I'm getting confused here now, I thought I was talking to vbaby02 from NZ, so are you the same or a different person now? :unsure:

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

born South African but immigrated to NZ a few years ago NZ is a Much beta country.

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

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born South African but immigrated to NZ a few years ago NZ is a Much beta country.

Oh phew! It was actually that and the username that confused me lol.

I shall shut up now before I carry this thread to whereever. Hopefully someone knows a better solution to remove those crusty stains.

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