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    Default Cleaning Water Spots from Misting

    After quite a bit of misting my cresties tank some water spots are appearing. I'm wondering what the best way to prevent/clean these spots. Thanks a bunch.

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    I had this problem too.

    After scrubbing with paper towel I gave up and grabbed a green scrubby pad used for dishes and it works perfect! I was worried it would scratch the glass but if your careful it shouldn't cause any damage. At least I didn't see any when I used it.

    To try and prevent, I noticed when I started over filtering the water it wasn't as bad. We have a sink filter and I put the water in a brita filter jug. Or you could just buy "spring" water from the store. I'm not sure if this helps anything but I'm sure others have better experiences.

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    I cleaned mine with a mixture of water and vinegar. Just a bit of vinegar and they come right of, it's awesome.

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    Or you can prevent them in the first place (though more expensive) and spray with distilled. That's what I do. White vinegar does work though for really stubborn hard water spots on glass (not acrylic, it will scratch) a straight razor works wonders with a bit of elbow grease... I've cleaned out many fish tanks that way as our water here is liquid rock.
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    I use straight white vinegar on a paper towel. Takes 3 seconds. (you can add some lemon or lime juice to the vinegar for a more pleasant scent.)
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    The water and vinegar mix works like a charm, thanks! I'll have to try misting with distilled water.

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    I add a little lemon juice to the water i clean with and it takes the spots off. Just make sure if its the same bottle you rinse it well before using it for spraying them!

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