How to Clean Aquarium Glass

How to Clean Aquarium Glass safely


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How to clean aquarium glass? It’s not easy. If your tap water is rich in calcium and magnesium, this is great for the goldfish, but when these minerals build up around the water line in your aquarium; it’s unattractive. Some folks call it lime deposits. Lime, which is short for limestone; is made up of calcium. Calcium and magnesium are common minerals found in tap water. Water softener is the key to removing mineral deposits. You can find water softener in the laundry section at your grocery store

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How to clean aquarium glass

Fill the tank with water and about 1/2 cup of softener for every 10 gallons of water; let it stand

It may take a few days or just a few hours; you may have to use some elbow grease

If it works; rinse the tank well and then fill with hot water and a cup of baking soda; let it sit for at least 24 hrs; repeat. This assures all of the residue left behind from the softener is removed

Next; let it air dry for a few days before using. It helps if you can place it in the sun

Water softener is dangerous for goldfish; even a small amount could lead to a pH crash; so use extreme caution

How to clean aquarium glass

how to clean aquarium glass
How to clean aquarium glass

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Author: Brenda Rand