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08-02-2010, 12:56 AM
I ust go to look a the Seaclear fish tank 55galon some scratches on the seaclear tank.

He sale for 50$ with light system and moon light

I told him I will e back if I can find out solution how to repair scratches.

If you guy know we can repair Seaclear tank scratches easy please let me know?

this guy must sale it to night.

thank you

08-02-2010, 01:22 AM
You can't repair them from my knowledge, but I don't see it really being an issue, as long as they aren't so deep they can cause cracking of the glass.

the only issues is visual appeal. a 55g with a good lightship for 50 os a deal, even with the scratches, it depends on how bad they are, and if you can deal with having them on the tank.

08-02-2010, 01:27 AM
he current use salt water, he just took out fish.
it is very durty
he sid light system cost 200$
He sale every thing 50$

08-02-2010, 01:30 AM
I would get it. You can clean it up and use it for either fresh or saltwater.

Even if the scratches are bad, $50 is worth it for the lights if they are in working condition.

08-02-2010, 01:31 AM
ok guy
I will go get it
thank you

08-02-2010, 01:37 AM
I wish I could get a 55g with that type of deal.....

08-02-2010, 01:39 AM
I wish I could get a 55g with that type of deal.....

CL or kijiji are where i got all mine from.

08-02-2010, 01:46 AM
He has power convert to the light hub with day light and night light, he has light strip timer for day light, night light, also he has moon light.
all working.
His fish tank smell like ocean, first time I see the fish tank very durty.

right now I don't know how to clean it yet.

I will pick it up in 1 hour and get the picture let you gu see how durty is it.

He put in on craiglist for 100$. when I come over he said he have to move every thing out tonight he will sale all for 50$

I just got the Wanger 905 steam system.
Can I use it to clean the Seaclear Fish Tank?

08-02-2010, 01:48 AM
You can clean the tank very easily. Fill it up with some water/vinger mixture and let it sit over night. That usally helps with cleaning up the salt stains and such. I cleaned out my 46g that was SW and it took like...4 minutes....

08-02-2010, 04:48 AM
Here the pictue all I got for 50$



08-02-2010, 04:58 AM
This picture isthefrontof th Seaclear tank


This picture is th back of Seaclear tank


This Picture is cleaning process with banking soda and Venagar.


08-02-2010, 05:04 AM
What I need to put in the back of Seaclear tank for filter.


the guy he give me the bag of blue bio ball, he tell me put in thebck of the tank, but in the backof the fish tank has total 6 slot and 1 tray.
last slot a th left coner has the waer pump Rio 2700.

Please help me for tha back of seaclear tank flter.

Thank You

08-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Easy to understand my question

Look at the picture please.


08-02-2010, 06:23 AM
After cleanig process I need to repair alot scratches on this fish tank

Some one know how to repair Seaclear fish tank cratches please teach me how?

thank you

08-02-2010, 09:49 AM
Great deal! thumbs2: That tank isn't glass, it's acrylic. Acrylic scratches more easily than glass, but you'll be happy to know that acrylic is also MUCH easier than glass to remove scratches from.

There are many available techniques and products used for removing scratches.
I'm sure others will recommend their favorite product/technique.

Here is mine:
I'm using a buffing pad attachment on a electric drill. I use two different pads, a firm pad and a medium pad, with two different compounds on each, a heavy compound and a light compound, respectively.
For deep scratches, start with sandpaper. I used 220 grit. Sand until scratches to be removed are no deeper than the haze of scratches caused by sanding. (It is recommended to go through a succession of finer and finer wet-sanding papers, up to ultra fine grit in the thousands but I decided to just buff longer with the heavy compound)
Buff with heavy compound on stiff wheel until the acrylic has a dull shine.
Buff with light compound on medium wheel until the acrylic is crystal clear.
Clean off buffing compound residue with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.

Lady Hobbs
08-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Man, now that's a guy that really wasn't into tank maintence. There is a scratch remover for acrylic tanks that may help with some of those scratches and pure vinegar or lemon juice for the calicum deposits.

08-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Bios Linist
Would you please give me what product name are you using for repair scratch and whee I can get?
if you have thi link to that product It will be help.

Thank You

08-02-2010, 06:17 PM
I believe SeaClear also sells a product to remove scratches.

Google this up: SeaClear's Scratch Remover Kit

I've never owned one of these before but I'm going to take a guess at what to put in there.

1) nothing
2) bio noodle, bio ball, bio media, anything with a lot of surface area for bacteria to grow on
3) same as 2
4) heater
5) possibly a skimmer goes in here but you can probably put media and sponge block in there
6) Probably where the water goes in and those are prefilter to keep the fishes from getting in.
7) maybe a thin layer of floss to filter out any larger debris so that clean water can drip through to the media

Here's a link that shows what goes in the back of something similar.


08-02-2010, 07:13 PM
What a great deal!!

08-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Thank You all

I just call my local store Aquarium Arts they siad they have

Novus #2 Acrylic Fine Scratch Remover, 8 oz


Have any one use this stuff before?

08-04-2010, 08:42 AM
I'm using 3M brand dry sandpaper but it is recommended to use wet/dry sandpaper with water for finer work.

The buffing products (pads, drill attachment and compounds) I'm using are Task Force brand. Got them from Lowe's. Task Force appears to be a store brand of Lowe's so it's unlikely to be sold under the same brand elsewhere. Really any decent buffing pads and compounds will do.

If you have a hand-held power sanding/polishing tool, it's probably better to use that instead of a drill. Different tools may also require different pad styles so use the appropriate size/shape pad for your tool.

I've never used Novus, so I can't say how good it is. But a member called Scrup recommended it to me very enthusiastically. Here is a copy/paste of his post recommending Novus:

Have you tried 1000+ grit (wet sanding) sandpaper? I used it to remove the blemishes from welding agents, as well as a few scratches on mine. Just wet sand it till you get a nice even haze and can't make out the blemish anymore, clean it off with a wet rag, then apply some acrylic polish (I use novus number 2 in the red bottle). comes out crystal clear. You only need to reapply the polish every 6-12 months, depending on how often that area gets washed/scrubbed. There are also many accounts of people using novus inside tanks, in marine and freshwater setups, with no impact to the fish. I cannot advocate enough the wet sanding as opposed to the lower grit. Would hate to see this get ruined. Try it out on some scrap first...see what you think.

08-04-2010, 10:22 AM
Not on an aquarium but I have used the Novus polish on other projects and it does a nice job. Just be sure to use a very soft cloth otherwise you will just add to the scratches.