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Battling Limescale in Aquariums

By October 18, 2012

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Limescale, or white residue, is an unsightly problem on aquarium glass, equipment and other surfaces. We've all lost a few fingernails and acquired some gray hair trying to battle the relentless white creep. Not to mention the small fortune spent on cleaning products. Believe it or not, there is an inexpensive product that does a pretty good job of removing white residue, and it's something you may have in your pantry already.

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October 19, 2012 at 11:26 am
(1) Warren says:

I find that paper towel soaked in vinegar, left to soak, will dissolve any limescale, given an hour or two. If you just pour vinegar on or spray it on with a spray bottle you won’t get it all removed. Secondly I find that the paper towel approach is improved by the addition of table salt.


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