Mineral Deposit On Tank

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  1. Snailerator

    SnaileratorValued MemberMember

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    I have a ton of stubborn mineral deposits on my tanks rim. Do any of u have a good way to get this off? Thanks! 1565021676251.1565021690997.1565021703997.
     
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    Just use razor or I heard that ph- dissolve mineral deposits but I didn't try.
    Good luck.
     
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    I clean gritty tanks for storage by dumping 1 gallon white vinegar per 10 gallon tank volume) top the tank off (clear to the very top) with hose water, drop the glass tank lid in, cover it tightly with a piece of plastic (like a piece of old shower curtain) and let it sit on my patio in the sun for 5-7 days. I'm all about energy conservation (mine) aand this method works great! That stuff will mostly wipe off, minimal scrubbing if you let the vinegar and solar heat do the work!
     
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    If the tank is empty, use vinegar and a toothbrush. If you still have inhabitants in there, I would carefully use a razor and make sure not to touch the silicone.
     
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    Well I'm making it into a crested gecko tank. No fish in it. I tried vinegar and a cloth and it didn't work. It really tough. Thanks!
     
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    I would use a razor. Spray it down with water and just hack at it. You’ll have to use some elbow grease.
     
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    Vinegar works if you soak it the way I said. I've done at least 6 tanks that way. I live in the SW desert, my GH is 380-400.
     
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    Ok, thanks.
     
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