Vinegar to clean inside glass?

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Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by mool » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:03 am

Tell me how you use vinegar to clean inside of the crabitat, please. I've used diluted vinegar in a spray bottle to clean the outside glass, but I never thought to use it inside the tank.

I'm getting some water spots and I want to clean them off, but don't want to harm my crabs.

I need the directions, please!

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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by Tala » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:27 am

I just sprayed some on a towel and wiped the water spots with it-- I'd read that it's safe for crabs so just assumed that meant in the tank. I hope I didn't do something wrong. :(
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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by CallaLily » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:20 am

Tala's way is exactly how you would want to do it. Just dampen the towel, not dripping. I always dilute the vinegar with water 50/50. Most of the time I just wash the glass with plain water though.

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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:09 pm

I slosh some onto a paper towel and use it straight for all my critter tanks inside and out. Works like magic, and a pair of disposable gloves keeps my hands from smelling like fair fries.
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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by mool » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks y'all! I use vinegar all the time to clean but never thought I could use it inside the tank too!


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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by Sweet Pea » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:45 pm

I use a microfiber washcloth with diluted vinegar. It seemed to help with hard water buildup inside the tank better than paper towels did.


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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by mool » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:06 am

@Sweet Pea
That's a great idea! The glass will be less likely to haze or etch with microfiber. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by Kermie16 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:36 pm

Is the vinegar diluted with dechlorinated water?? I usually keep a spray bottle with dilute vinegar in my kitchen for cleaning but it is mixed with tap water.

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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by DragonsFly » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:56 pm

Kermie16 wrote:Is the vinegar diluted with dechlorinated water?? I usually keep a spray bottle with dilute vinegar in my kitchen for cleaning but it is mixed with tap water.
I use straight vinegar, like wodesorel; just put some on a washcloth and wipe the glass. If it seems super-"fumey" I'll leave the lid open for a minute and wave them out; otherwise no problem.
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Re: Vinegar to clean inside glass?

Post by mool » Sun May 01, 2016 10:15 am

Kermie16 wrote:Is the vinegar diluted with dechlorinated water?? I usually keep a spray bottle with dilute vinegar in my kitchen for cleaning but it is mixed with tap water.
Put a drop of de-chlor in it and problem solved!!

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