How to Clean Hard Water Stains on Home Aquariums

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Home aquariums are fun to watch, there is really no doubt about that, but when you are already seeing white stains on your aquarium glass, you know you have to do something about it unless you enjoy not seeing your fishes due to hindered vision. Good thing that there are ways you can clean hard water stains on your aquariums, and I will try to discuss some of them in this article.

Hard water stains are actually lime deposits caused by the hardness of the water in the area where your aquarium water is taken. Now, you really do not need to worry about these stains hurting your fish because they are practically harmless minerals in the water. The only problem about these stains is the fact that they make your aquarium look unsightly, and for a decoration point of view, you would not like that to happen to your fish tank.

First thing you bought to try out is to scrape the stains off your home aquariums. To do this, you may use an aquarium scrubber or razor blades for more effective scraping. The advantage of using this technique is that you will not need to take out your fishes from your tank and you would not need worry about harming your fish. The only thing you have to worry about is how you can safely use the razor blades without harming yourself. Also, this will take much toil on your part since this takes more physical work.

The easiest way for you to clean home aquariums is to use lime juice or vinegar solutions against the stains. You must remember though that these things are acidic in nature and may harm your fish if you use them too much. Use them on your own discretion, or better, try to take out your fish first before cleaning your aquarium thoroughly.

Source by Emmanuel Bismonte