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aquarium scratches

hi guys! question, do find the scratches annoying? or its okay.?
bought it couple of days ago from CL..



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 11:59 PM
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Removing scratches is difficult. It involves a buffing process and most times without the right skill, right tools and specialty pastes you will do more damage than good by creating cloudy areas. It is extremely hard to buff glass totally clear.

Sorry, I wish the news was better. I own a window company and I'll generally replace glass before I'll buff it because 9 times out of 10 I'll end up replacing it anyway..

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If you do try, don't just take advice from an aquarium site, go and ask questions where they do this sort of thing. There's a forum for everything nowadays.
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That is filled? Lot of dust or lint, maybe on the outside? If so, cleaning would clear much of the unsightly things. But then you may still have some things that would put it into an area I don't like for pretty tanks. For growout or breeding, no problem.
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Thanks guys :-) rich its already filled, its in the inside i already cleaned the outside ;-( i guess this tank needs to go.... someone with turtle might be interested ;-) thanks again

Mecasa ive been reading about buffing and some of the results are not positive either, so ill not try it... :-)
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I remember seeing an 80 high tank set up as a paludarium in a high end pet shop ~ probably was 15 years ago now. I thought it was a really inventive use for the height/ width ratio, and it looked fantastic.
I had no idea what a paludarium was so I googled it on Google images and I haven't been that impressed in a long time.

Some of those tanks are magnificent and if yours is only scratched on one side..............

You could actually have a real waterfall!!!
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I had no idea what a paludarium was so I googled it on Google images and I haven't been that impressed in a long time.

Some of those tanks are magnificent and if yours is only scratched on one side..............

You could actually have a real waterfall!!!
I like your idea!! :-) only hafl of the tank has water... okay ill goggle some pictures and how to's,,, thanks
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