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Thread: White Sludge on liner removal.

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    Tosai
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    White Sludge on liner removal.

    Hi , i have an indoor tank for the winter and since May it's empty , i had the white sludge before emptying it for the summer but yesterday i wanted to clean some dust in it so i washed it and the sludge came back as soon as the liner get wet , i try rubbing it with a sponge but i really need to scrub to remove it , so i wanted to know if someone know a product or what can be done to remove it easily.



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    If vinegar takes it off, it is a calcium deposit.

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    Thanks , it was calcium the vinegar did help a bit so i took coarse sponge and it went away.

    I would like to avoid the same situation in the future is there anything that i can do to prevent this ?

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    I do not think there is anything practical you can do to prevent calcium deposits. The deposits are most likely a consequence of the mineral content of your water and evaporation. My aquaria develop deposits on exposed surfaces where water returns from the filters create a little splash. It takes many months for the deposits to become noticeable. When they become too unsightly, I use a single edged razor blade to scrape it off, which would not be suitable for a liner. If I eliminated the splash, the deposits would not occur, but that would be a very challenging thing to accomplish in my set-up.

    You did not say where the deposits occur on your liner. Usually they will be found along the water line or where aeration results in little droplets hitting a spot. They are not attractive, but cause no harm.

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    You might want to investigate a whole house water softener. Likely you are getting similar deposits in the house plumbing and appliances like electric water heaters.

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    Thanks , the deposit where all around the liner even underwater wherever it was humid , on the dry spot though it wouldn't show , i took a coarse sponge and i scrubbed and it all came out.


    What i don't understand is that i don't get calcium deposit like this elsewhere.

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    More evaporation?

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