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    Tank cleaning?

    I have to empty out the 150 gallon tank my Uro is in tonight, in order to put a new stronger stand under it. While I'm doing this, I'd like to clean some mineral deposits off the inside of the glass. What can I use to do this? Can I do this with vinegar? Will it hurt the lizard?






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    Hello,

    Vinegar wouldn't hurt the tank, but I am not certain how it would do against the mineral deposits. (I have never tried it.) Like anything, just make sure you rinse it well.

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    I use vinegar to clean mineral deposits out of my coffeemaker. Is there anything stronger that can be used?

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    Hello,

    What are the mineral deposits from? I am thinking water would clean any particulates off of the tank itself but I am believing that perhaps the tank was used for fish and has some "cloudy" areas? (I am trying to figure out what it is we are trying to clean off of the tank. lol Don't mind me. lol)

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    i use salt(table) ice cubes and swish the coffee pot works great, so try salt. What about rubbbing compound??

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    Do you mix some table salt with water and then freeze it? Just curious because I actually need to clean my coffee maker and I'm all out of white viniger. lol

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    It's mineral deposits from hard water.

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    Vinegar won't hurt your lizard as long as you rinse the tank off once your done.
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    Vinegar is the classic but I have had instances where it was not enough -- welcome to Indiana limestone water. Try various pops like Coke and Sprite both of these are very acidic but are a different acid than the vinegar. After the deposits are gone you then have to wash off the sugars and such though.

    I have used both vinegar and Sprite to clean out my coffee maker. Man is it thick when it comes out after more than a year of not being cleaned. I generally run the coffee maker outside if you use vinegar but the smell is not that bad.

    Amazing how acidic some pops are. Vinegars usually are 5%.
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