|09-27-2013 11:08 PM|
|09-26-2013 07:21 PM|
|creekbottom||Ditto on ditching the glass top. BUT... Take it off the tank, put paper towel on one side and soak in full strength vinegar. Let sit for a long time, even until the vinegar is almost dry. Wipe clean. Repeat on the other side if necessary. No scraping required!!!|
|09-26-2013 06:22 PM|
|Mark Fisher||Better yet, ditch the glass top. Unless you have jumpers there is no reason to have one.|
|09-26-2013 05:19 PM|
I've used citric acid and paper towels with great results, no scraping required.
It's sold as "sour salt" in most grocery stores.
|09-26-2013 05:17 PM|
|ipkiss||I hope it's not etched.|
|09-26-2013 05:11 PM|
|ThatGuyWithTheFish||There's aquarium-safe glass cleaner, too.|
|09-26-2013 05:07 PM|
|PlantedRich||You may/may not need the vinegar. Depends on how the scale goes. Lots of the hard water mark will be limestone. That is alkaline so adding vinegar, which is a weak acid tends to cut and loosen the scale. With a razor blade scraper, you may not need the vinegar if you keep livestock who might suffer from just a bit of weak acid in the water. A good water change will also reduce the effect if some does drip into the tank.|
|09-26-2013 04:32 AM|
|flight50||It depends on how strong of a smell you can take. Typically I do 50/50. I let it soak for a few minutes if its a tough stain. It allows the vinegar to do its work. The less you dilute the more I'd advise to be in a more ventilated area.|
|09-26-2013 01:51 AM|
|09-26-2013 01:38 AM|
|shinycard255||Awesome. Thank you both. Do you dilute the vinegar or is it just straight vinegar? I have razor blades and a toothbrush so I will give both of these a try.|
|09-26-2013 01:21 AM|
|HuntCast||I use vinegar, razor blade, and a tooth brush.|
|09-26-2013 12:58 AM|
|flight50||Vinegar, water, razorblade and newspaper. Yep. Newspaper. I learned as a kid that it wipes better than anything. Doesn't streak and very little debris left behind. Just change it when it gets to saturated. Sometime it takes a little more elbow grease or a second application but it works well.|
|09-26-2013 12:47 AM|
Hard water stains...
What is the best way to remove hard water stains off of a glass top? It's just covered and I feel as if the lights could be pumping more light into the tank if I cleaned off the glass top.