calcium build-up

David C
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What is the best way to clean the calcium build-up off my tank lid. I know lime-away will work great, but the stuff is toxic for humans so I can only imagine what it would do for the fish

So... what product would work well but not be bad for my fishy friends?
 
Chief_waterchanger
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A brillo pad or sponge will work on a lid. We use the scrubbing brushes they sell in the pet department of almost any store. Also, a razor blade will do the trick.
 
Butterfly
Member
if you can remove the lid, soaking it in white vinegar works great. that's what I do with my glass covers.
Carol
 
Chief_waterchanger
Member
Ohhh I forgot about white vinegar! Good call! (Plus Vinegar smells so clean. )
 
Butterfly
Member
One note you must never mix vineger and bleach! it will burn your eye and take your breath just like mixing bleach and ammonia.
Carol
 
Slug
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Chief_waterchanger said:
Ohhh I forgot about white vinegar! Good call! (Plus Vinegar smells so clean. )
I can't stand it! It seriously can drive me out of a room/house. I avoid it at all costs, sucks that silicone smells like it.

I just use a scrub pad and water.
 
Alasse
Member
I not long did my lids which, honestly, I thought were ready for the rubbish. I wiped them over with a good layer of vinegar, waited a minute, then rinsed it of well. Brought them up like they were brand new!
 
Butterfly
Member
Vinegars cheap too
carol
 
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David C
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Thanks for the tips, I'll pick up some vinegar tomorrow during my weekly trip to Walmart. I only go in there once a week because I can't get out for under $100. I'm sure I'm not the only person with that problem
 
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