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Old 12-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #1 
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Hard water build up

I have hard water and it occasionally builds up on the inside of the glass and I usually keep up on it and scrub it off but sometimes I forget to do it and it builds up. I usually take the brush to it just before a water change so i can replace some the water with clean water, should i worry about the hard water film leaching into the water when i am scrubbing it off? are there any other ways i should be going about doing this?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #2 
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That's just calcium and magnesium and other minerals that are in your tapwater and in the tank anyway. Scrape it off while it's soft, like you're doing. It's OK if it gets into the tank.
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ok, wasnt sure if lots of it getting into the water at one would be bad for him or not since i've neglected the back and sides a bit
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Sometimes, after a good algae scraping, I'll do a double-change just for looks.

Take a pH reading --- and GH or KH --- before and after a scrape/change and see what it is. I'd like to know.
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Sure, if i can get my hands on a good water test for that stuff, only have a ammonia test at the moment.
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