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    Default Cleaning scale from inside water tank.

    I have an aluminum water tank that from time to time builds up a white scale inside. It comes out in pieces thru the spigot or sometimes clogs the outlet at the bottom of the tank.

    Is there a product that will disolve it and is:
    Safe for dogs after multiple rinsings
    Safe for use with aluminum.

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    Tom Dorroh

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    You could try a couple of things: cider vinegar, diluted w/ equal parts water if it's not too bad, more vinegar than water if it's bad, soaking with solution for a a couple of hours to a couple of days and a little elbow grease, depending on the scale, should work well. You could use a cleaner used for coffee makers, but you may need a quantity depending on the size of your tank. Lemon juice might work too. All safe for dogs.
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    Thanks, I will try the some of these suggestions. Elbow grease might not be an option since all I have is a 2 inch filler tube. It would have to be something I could pour in and let it sit and disolve the scale.
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    x2 on the vinigar
    fill 2/3 full
    shosh around, rally sport driving! top off to full
    next a.m. empty and rinse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhenee Fadling View Post
    You could use a cleaner used for coffee makers,.
    vinagar is great for cleaning coffee makers
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    You could try CLR ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Dufour View Post
    You could try CLR ....
    I had someone else recommend using CLR, but my concern was how log it took to flush out of my water tank for the dogs to drink. Any issues or suggestions?
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    CLR then water and vinager

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    The CLR label says not to use on aluminum.
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    I think cider vinegar would work as well but most recommend white vinegar for scale. I think it's cheaper and not as smelly.
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