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Cleaning Water Oxidation Off Aquarium Glass

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Black Forest Knight, May 26, 2012.

  1. Black Forest Knight

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend the best method for cleaning those water oxidation marks off aquarium glass? I'm cleaning up an old tank that was partially filled for years so the top half has a lot of this gunk on it that I can't seen to fully remove. Help!
     
  2. Curiosity101

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    If it's limescale (or similar) then some sort of acid might work? Lemon juice or vinegar could be a good try. Problem is that it needs to be in direct contact with the limescale for awhile before it'll break down the mineral deposits enough for them to be wiped off.

    You could also try scraping it off with a metal razor blade. But you might leave some behind if you do that.
     
  3. Tonyb111111

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    On the assumption that you will be giving the tank a really good rinse when you have finished the clean, I would recommend Viakal from your local supermarket. It is a weak hydrochloric acid and will remove most limescale deposits.
     
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