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Cleaning Glass

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by damo666, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. damo666

    damo666 Registered

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    I'm in the slow process of doing an upgrade. Tbh, I was reluctant to buy the tank + cabinet, it wasn't what I wanted being black and tank showing signs of age. However, the price was good and when finished I'll have 480ltrs instead of 300ltrs. I've now finished the cabinet rebuild (oak). Have the new return pump, skimmer, dosers, atu, light have re-done tank background and wier acrylics. Filled tank once in situ to check both stability of cabinet and that it didn't burst lol, been moved around a lot. Have a "haze" on the inside of the glass that's proving hard to shift. Calcium deposits? Is it safe to half fill tank again with tap water and citric acid mix, wash everything down the drain and fill a few times to get rid of any traces? Don't worry I'm not on a water meter!!
     
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    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    No reason why you couldn’t, That’s what I would do :)
     
  3. shady

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    I would fill up all of it and leave to soak in citric acid with maybe a powerhead for a few days
     
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  4. damo666

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    Sounds good to me thanks
     
  5. shady

    shady Moderator Staff Member

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    It will clean your powerhead at the same time - Bargain
     
  6. damo666

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    Never thought of that, nice one shady. My lad got a bargain today, though took a while. He was getting my current tank, lights and equipment when I moved stock, rock, coral and sand to upgrade. Well, yesterday I decided to start afresh so he got complete set-up, live rock, corals, fish and all equipment. Long day, not long finished.
     
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    Does citric acid have negative effect on silicone?

    White vinegar ruined my o rings on my reefer!!!

    A.
     
  8. shady

    shady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ive never had a problem with this and I have soaked a load of things in citric
     
  9. damo666

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    I'll let you both know how it goes
     
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    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    Yes please do:)
     
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    How did you get on? Might be worth investing in a proper scraper too with a blade. Sometimes an algae magnet just doesn't cut the mustard
     
  12. damo666

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    Yeah, worked a treat thanks. I've got the TMC AquaHabitats large one, came with a selection of blades. One powerful magnet, pulls the cleaning pad back if it floats off if I clean too quickly. Looking at the sump set up next. Don't know whether to go for a traditional cheato section under l.e.d's or the tmc micro algae reactor to free up space. Looks a nice bit of kit, read some good reviews.
     
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