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DJoneser replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

I read elsewhere that vinegar, preferably white vinegar, will dissolve limescale, if that is what is on the glass. I will imagine you need to soak the vinegar on the area.
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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

hi there an welcome ill give the vinegar a try and keep u guys posted.

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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

Its probably limescale from the water, I live in a hard water area and we get it around taps, in showers etc. The vinegar should work because is acidic and it reacts with limescales and dissolves it. If that dont work try a limescale remover but be careful not to get any in the tank

I clean the outsides of my tanks once a week with plain water and then i dry it off with a shammy leather.

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thanx 4 advie guys

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Stacey replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

Definitely recommend vinegar. It's cheap and effective, and much less toxic than window cleaner. :laugh:
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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

so ive tried the vinegar and it made it better but not yet gone ill keep doing every now and then untill it removes it completely.

i found this tank standing in a mates back yard for o ver a year so you can imagine all the crap it collected in this lovely weather.

in saying that i pulled all the 10mm glass apart cleaned it up and rebuild it and whallah my first fish tank i ever build and its been holding up for a few months and no leaks

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

Vbaby wrote:

in saying that i pulled all the 10mm glass apart cleaned it up and rebuild it and whallah my first fish tank i ever build and its been holding up for a few months and no leaks


Coolness! I had been considering that with my stone old tank when it started leaking but didn't dare then. Then only time I tried to work glass and silicone I rather glued myself to the tank :blush:

And good to hear the vinegar shows some effect :)

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

building a tank is easier than it looks give it a try

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dinger454 replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

I would try vinegar as someone else suggested
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Kenshin_Himura replied the topic: Re:Cleaning glass

take a little bowl and mix up some white vinegar and a bit of lemon juice ... put it on a paper towel and moisten the trouble area and let it sit for a few moments (a minute is fine) ... you can even put a dab of baking on the paper towel if it is really thick and nasty when you go to wipe it down. The baking soda acts as a mild abrasive, the lemon juice can cut through a lot of things, and vinegar is great for clean streak free glass.

Baking soda and lemon juice makes a little chemical reaction (foaming) ... cleans drains too and isn't dangerous!

In fact, those three cleaning products cleans houses wonders ... watch those two ladies from 'how clean is your house' and you will see it in action (or try it yourself :P ) My mom swore off chemical cleaners, then shown me just how great it works, and I won't use chemicals anymore either ;)
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