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Old 05-17-2011, 02:49 PM   #1 
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Mineral build up on tank.

Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of the white mineral build up on the tank walls? Here is a pic of what I am dealing with. All the white or cloudy areas.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:52 PM   #2 
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is that from hard water?
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #3 
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Nevertheless I found the solution for you by looking at google images (O.o)

http://www.dailypuppy.com/articles/h...5-945540837b77
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No we have well water. The ph is 7.2 at most. We have a lot of calcium in the water and the filter only removes so much. I am going to change over to city water from my aunts house when I get home from work in a week. I just couldn't find anything that works on it yet so I thought I would ask so I can clean it before puting the other water in. I curenty have both fish in 2 gallon bowls till I have time to clean everything because it builds up so bad, and also so when I change water on them I can do it slowly before puting them back in the big tank.
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It looks like mineral/calcium deposits usually caused from hard water..... your pH may be close to basic but that doesn't mean your water is soft per se...especially well water...it usually is high in mineral content...this of course varies based on location.....

What I have found to work best for mineral/calcium deposits...vinegar and elbow grease-rinse well with running water....and sometime I have to use a razor blade with mine......
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Thanks guys. I think that I will clean it up and change to the city water. All our filters just are not cutting it.
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