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Thread: Glass scratches

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    ok question i bought this tank from person and well they used mag float without sticking a pad on the Velcro so the inside of the glass is scratched beyond belief ether that or its not a glass one. is there anything i can do to fix this being inside of the tank or not really? i mean it looks decent once u fill it up with water atleast.
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    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. I know you can buff out scratches on acrylic tanks ok but for glass I'm guessing you might need some pretty specialist tools.
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    If the scratches disappear when the tank is filled I probably wouldn't bother trying to fix it. Maybe see if the back wall of the tank is nicer and just rotate the tank, make the front the back. If you think it's a deeper scratch, you would be able to feel the ridges of the scratch your fingernails, you are probably out of luck. For minor scratches you might be able to use a glass polishing kit and diamond powder. Someone in a local reef forum did that and was able to clean up a deep scratch a little bit. Here is a link to it http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forum...ad.php?t=82425 , I think you should be able to see the pictures in the thread, can see how much he was able to remove. It might not be worthwhile for a small tank, but for a larger more expensive tank I can see trying to fix it.

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    its a 45 gallon corner unit that i got for 50$ so i don`t mind putting some money to fix it XD im just debating if they are scratches thought i did clean the tank with 1/10 bleach/water to kill anything but idk they look kind of weird
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    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    If the scratches disappear when the tank is filled I probably wouldn't bother trying to fix it. Maybe see if the back wall of the tank is nicer and just rotate the tank, make the front the back.
    +1 to that, if it's not that noticeable, i'd leave it alone.
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    Pictures without water: when u add water it just makes the water basically look off whiteish color which i don`t mind to much just wanted to make sure xD




    they used no treatment to this fish tank when they had goldfish in it so was wondering if its was just from the water so was wondering if damage is from town water too hmm lol ether way was a good price xD
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    Looks like some fine scratches, see how the tank looks when it's filled. I think the calcium or hard water buildup on the glass is probably causing that whitish color to it as well. That can be a pain to get rid of, after a while it seems to just etch itself into the glass, and can actually pit the glass if it's been on the tank for years. I have had some luck using CLR (calcium lime rust) remover, it is kind of the nuclear option when cleaning tanks though, keep it away from silicone, and rinse the heck out of the tank afterwards.

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    this tank is probly atleast 10+ years old with untreated water city water hmm i hope its not to damaged. hmm as for CLr i wonder if i can water it down before use. i`ll have to buy some tomorrow n give it a try i`ll do it outside so i can hose it out like crazy then xD
    Last edited by ChaosWolf; 07-11-2013 at 11:06 PM.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    I soaked a rag with the clr and then let it sit on the glass, to get rid of some ugly buildup. Then a razor blade to scrape it off, hold the blade a very shallow angle so you don't end up gouging the glass and making more scratches.

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    hmm thats going to take a while snice the whole tank is tinted with the white besides for the bottom lol. Also one question do u know how to do the W/L of a corner unit? XD 2 back sides are 21 1/2 and 3 panels in front are 12. Also one more thing it says its tempered glass dose this make any difference for removal?
    Last edited by ChaosWolf; 07-11-2013 at 11:29 PM.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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