White Build Up On Glass

Pdiddy

For at least a month or 2 now there has been a build up of white spots on my aquarium glass. It is hard and does not come off easily. It does not move. My algae scrubber won't get it and I can just barely scrape it off a little with my nail. I've tried looking for an answer but haven't quite been able to find what I'm looking for. It covers all of the tank walls but weirdly stops in a straight line a few inches from the top. If anyone has any advice as to what it is or how to get rid of it I'd love to hear it.

The tank is newer (set up beginning of July) and cycled. Ammonia: 0, Nitrite:0, Nitrate: 5-10.
 

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kallililly1973

Looks like a calcium buildup. Try using a razor but be very careful or try using a used gift card that is my go-to for stubborn "things" on my glass.
Edit: Also dedicate a wash cloth or towel to be able to wipe the outside of your glass to clear off any water spots.
 

MissNoodle

Yup. Hard water stains. Ive had to scrub this off a used 20g. I was bad and used steel wool on it (no water or fish in it then) but this can badly scratch the glass...

But it does need something hard to scrub it off if it builds up enough (most common spot is at the water line). You could also try those "nonstick scrubbing pads" theyre found at the dollarstore. Theyre plastic so shouldnt scratch the glass
 

Pdiddy

Thank you for the replies! I used a giftcard as suggested and it came off like a charm. Thanks again!

Before and after picture in case ya wanna see. Still have a little spots here and there but I was able to quickly get most of it. Huge improvement
 

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MissNoodle

So much better!! And the tank scape is beautiful too! That piece of driftwood is fantastic
 

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