Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2012, 03:23 AM   #1 
Junglist's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pacific NW
Hard water stains

Does anyone know the quickest & safest way to clean tough hard water stains?

-Vinegar & Lemon
-Hot water
-Baking Soda
-Lime cleaner
-Ammonium Chloride Det.
Junglist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 04:07 AM   #2 
HatsuneMiku's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: ♥ so kali ♥
coke .. the soda .. not the drug ^_^ .. yes that's right coke .. and it has to be coke classic .. not diet .. not cherry .. not coke zero ..

and you have to let it soak like over night .. so hopefully you have a rimmed tank .. as if you have a rimless this would be very hard to soak a side in coke .. it would probably take u 4 days to do all 4 sides of your aquarium .. but this really works .. and it's safe ..

or if you do not feel like waiting 4 days .. use a razor .. and slowly scrap off the calcium (which is mostly what makes the hard water stains) ..

good luck!!
HatsuneMiku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 05:54 AM   #3 
Reference Team
Hallyx's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fungus corners
Thanks, Miku. Great idea.
Hallyx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 06:16 AM   #4 
Cattitude's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
I recently pulled 3 tanks and their decorations out of storage. All had a lot of lime stains. I used malt vinegar diluted 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water on a soft cloth and it took the stains away immediately. I think you could use white vinegar also. Once the stains were wiped away I rinsed everything thoroughly before setting up the tanks.

I tried straight vinegar too, but for some reason it worked better with a bit of water.
Cattitude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #5 
Junglist's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pacific NW
Tried the Coke, Vinegar, Bksoda etc. but still none exceed to work but I found a powdered cleanser that works very well that my LPS recommended that removes any hard stains and it's by BarKeepersFriend really good product and barely have to scrub works great on glass & acrylic
Junglist is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Tank: Soft Water to Hard Water? hanmasali Betta Fish Care 5 06-18-2011 06:28 PM
Hard water stains on my tanks? Alexanderismylife Betta Chat 2 08-26-2010 06:30 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.