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I've just brought one of my older tanks back in the house, and I want to clean it so that fish can live in there again, but there's this white film that will not clean off no matter how hard I scrub. Anyone know how to get rid of it? It's also on my hood...

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Hi Laurie, what did you use to clean the tank out with? You could try soaking it in a bleach or Potassium Permanganate solution?

Here is a very useful thread in disinfecting/cleaning tanks

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...opic=41101&st=0

Sounds like water stains/marks, they are stubborn but should come off after a good soaking in a bleach or PP soulution, a scrub and a thorough rinsing :)

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i was told that white vinegar will dissolve the white film (which is calcium i think) on the tank. you could use CLR as it does the same thing.

its not a matter of what you put in to clean, you just need to rinse that tank out really really well.

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Yup. If it's just limescale, anything acid will do - citric acid, vinegar, or cut a lemon in half, even, and rub all around as if it were a sponge. Just try not to use a household limescale buster as they often have other chemicals too which might not rinse out and leave traces which could be harmful.

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