Help! I can't get these spots off my glass!

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by alext72888, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. alext72888New MemberMember

    I'm trying to clean the glass before setting up a turtle tank and I can't get these spots off.

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    I have tried

    alcohol
    vinegar
    a razor

    all of which with lots of elbow grease

    nothing works. I have no idea what they are but they seem to be embedded in to the glass if a razor can't get at them..
     
  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Alcohol and vinegar is a big no no for tanks. Are these spots on the outside of the tank or inside?
     
  3. OP
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    alext72888New MemberMember

    inside
     




  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Have you used water and paper towels?
     




  5. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    What kind of vinegar did you use?
    If the spots are calcium deposits then white vinegar or apple cider vinegar ime works best
     
  6. OP
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    alext72888New MemberMember

    yes
     
  7. OP
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    alext72888New MemberMember

    yes I used both. they are spiral shaped dots. so strange
     
  8. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Have you used your fingernails and tried?
     
  9. OP
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    alext72888New MemberMember

    thanks for the helpful post. Great contribution.
     
  10. leftswerve

    leftswerveWell Known MemberMember

    glass tank right? Swirls? did this used to be a saltwater tank? If so, you may not be able to get them out, they could be etched in the glass.
     
  11. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Your very welcome:)
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Do you feel those when you touch it with your fingers ?
     




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