Hard-water scale buildup can be cleaned effectively and inexpensively through the use of household vinegar. Discover how to use aquarium wipes to remove hard-water deposits with help from the manager of a pet store in this free video on aquarium maintenance and fish tanks.
Hi, I'm Ashlee from Pet Planet in Riverton, Utah. Today, I'm here to show you how to remove a hard water scale buildup off your aquarium. One easy way is if you are just starting your aquarium and you do want to get the hard water off the inside and the outside, a good way to do it that's cheap is vinegar, if you have any vinegar laying around your house. Also, if you happen to just have your tank already going and you have hard water stains in the front, you can actually buy an aquarium wipe. It's...it helps remove the hard water deposits. So this is just another way that you can do it that's a little bit easier. It's almost like baby wipes, but for tanks. Also, you can use a scrubby brush. This does help on the inside of the tank, as well as I've found myself using a razor blade from time to time. As long as you're careful, it should be fine and it worked really great. One other thing is that you do want to avoid using an SOS pad or any kind of chemicals that are not aquarium approved because they could hurt your fish in the long run, so...
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