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vinegar should work like a charm. Just need to have a little patience. I suppose you could use lime-away if you have the tank gutted. As long as you rinse well, ther ehsouldn't be an issue.

hmm...I suppose you could use some CO2 to help you ;)

fill the tank completely with H2O and desolve enough CO2 to crash the pH ;)

if that can disolve snail shells, no reason it shouldn't do the deposits too :D

partially, but not completely joking on the latest method ;)
 

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I have that kind of water too and I wish there were a magic bullet that would make it easier.
If you find something better than what you named above, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

I've heard a salt paste is supposed to be effective, but haven't had the guts to try it.
 

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When I clean up any tanks of mine I use a clean rag and white spirits. This I have found to be the most effective thing for cleaning stubborn glass stains of nearly any kind. As it is alcohol based it evaporates dry and doesn't leave smudges. Once I have cleaned the whole tank I let it sit for about 1/2 hour then give it another go for good measure. Once the white spirits has fully evaporated I then rinse it. To do this I completely fill it with water then let it sit for 1/2 hour and pour it out, I then repeat the process about 2-3 more times although once should be enough. I have never had any drama's with fish or plants by doing things this way and have been doing this for quite a while. I also use it for cleaning the outside of all my tanks and it cleans the calcium build up on the outside of one of my tanks that gets built up really my bad quicker and better than anything else that I have tried. Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Bryce.
 
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