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How and what to use?
I have a white buildup on the window to the light and can't get it off. I scrub my tank once a week but the white stuff on the light is the only thing that won't budge. I do have very hard water.
How do I prevent this, and what do I use to safely remove the white buildup.
 

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The white is calcium and it can come off, there are products that are out there than will remove it but I don't the risk of contaminating the tank water. You could try scraping it off or hot water and elbow grease.
 

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How about vinegar?
 

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razor blade and a scrungie sponge (only used for fish tank)
 

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make sure any sponge you use doesn't already have detergent/soap in it.
 

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If you can take it off the tank, wash it and scrub hard with vinegar. And then rinse it REALLY well.

I just had to do that too. My Quarantine tank had a leak in it, and I needed to get another one ASAP, so I found one on KijijI and picked it up that day.
The tank had been sitting for a year, and somehow had Calcium EVERYWHERE. On top of the lid, on the bottom of the lid, inside and outside the tank, all over the light, all over the stand, all over the filter. I really have no clue how it happened :S

Anyways, after some good scrubbing with vinegar we got it all gone
 
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Ok I thought vinegar would take it off I just wanted to hear from you guys before
I did it.

Thanks for the info.
 
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And of course you want to use white vinegar.
 
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