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Calcium Deposits and My Aquarium

May 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 252

I have to remind myself from time to time that I enjoy looking at and after my aquarium. I enjoy seeing the fish swimming around the aquarium and the different ornaments and backgrounds that I have chosen to create the atmosphere I want for my aquarium. But then there are other times that the maintenance of the aquarium is a pain and I usually procrastinate when I have to clean and maintain my aquarium in a timely manner.

I've been diligent in cleaning all the calcium deposits off the aquarium top and the filter parts in a timely manner when ever they appear. It seems like when I clean the white spots off one day and by the end of the next day I can see them forming again. In an attempt to clean the calcium deposits up properly I take the top off and dismantle the filter and put it into the bathtub in order to scrub all the parts to get the calcium deposits off. No matter how carefully I scrub and clean everything, after a few minutes of it drying I can see where I have either missed or not done a good enough job of cleaning everything off.

I have checked at different pet stores in the city and there really isn't any answer to try to control the calcium deposits on the aquarium parts. It seems that the formation of the calcium deposits is just one of those things that comes with using the city water in my aquarium. One time after I had vacuumed out the tank and had siphoned it down to less than a third of the water left, I topped the aquarium water up with some reverse osmosis water in 5 gallon jugs that I had purchased. I hoped that using this new water in my aquarium I would be able to get away from the calcium deposits forming. I was disappointed later when I saw the calcium deposits starting to show up later that same week. I found out later that the reverse osmosis water has all the same minerals in it as the city water. This as it turns out wasn't the easy answer that I was looking for.

I should really clean the top and the filter body every week, but as I stated earlier I tend to procrastinate about getting my aquarium tank cleaned up. I usually get motivated to clean up the aquarium when I can't stand the look of the aquarium any more with all the edges of the top covered with calcium deposits. In spite of this aggravation I would never consider not having an aquarium in my house.

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