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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Neevie View Post
I have liquid rock for water. I've tried scraping it with a razor and all different type of brushes to scrub it with but nothing works.
Two questions:

Just how "rocky" is your source water?

What type of scrub brushes have you used and how long did you use them?


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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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It's so "rocky" that with those liquid test kits it doesn't even register on the GH chart and the same with KH. I think I counted close to 50 drops before it changed color but it's been awhile since I tested it. We have to have a water softener in our house otherwise it does something to the pipes. Before anyone asks I get water directly from our well before it goes through our softener. But if you look at my last post I said it was most likely biofilm or something that just hardened.
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushkill View Post
So am I the only one having trouble understanding how mineral deposits can build up on a tank that's filled with water? At the waterline...sure. All over the viewing panels.......I'm stumped.
i have seen this in a few used tanks that i have picked up. it usually happens when the water level isnt maintained. not trying to say the OP is neglecting their tank or anything.

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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Bump because of an update
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