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[APD] RE:Glass Cleaner

Message: 2
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 12:41:08 -0500
From: "Kevin Madsen" <kevin_madsen at hotmail_com>
Subject: [APD] RE:Glass Cleaner
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

Now how about a method to clear deposits you should have cleaned before you filled, planted, and stocked the tank?

1. Razor blade for any thicker stuff.
2. The vinegar works pretty well, and is harmless in any tank with a decent amount of buffering. [If pH wants to crash because you don't have that, just add some baking soda to keep pH up until the next water change.]

Diluting the vinegar with tank water will render it ineffective, so do lower the water below the deposits before attacking them. Keep the vinegar in a scrubber pad, and out of the water as much as possible.

Please note that some deposits are not. The distilled water that can condense on the cover glass and above the water line is highly solvent, and can actually dissolve the glass, leaving a whitish etch that looks just like a deposit. No acid will really cure that. [Hydrofluoric will smooth it, but it is *really* unsafe to use. :-)]


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