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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy How do you get a nice looking tank?

I am not talking about how to plant, but all the tanks I have I bought off craigslist, and only one of them looks halfway decent as a show tank (no scratches or blemishes). My 55 gallon is the most noticeable. It seriously looks like someone almost keed the thing, and took spaces inbetween.I try to keep them as clean as I can, but with the scratches it doesn't really matter. You can't really tell from like 10 feet away, but when you are in reach to actually enjoy it, it looks kinda messed up. I just call them my "utility" tanks, but it would be nice to make more "show" tanks. How do I get all the stupid scratches off?
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Most of us traded our ferrets for ADA tanks.

Seriously, not worth the effort to polish a 55. It's not practical for our purposes.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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lol I traded my ferrets for my 37 gallon It is my show tank. I originally wasn't going to plant the 55, but it looks pretty daggone good if I say so myself. But you can polish aquariums? Wouldn't the polish kill your fish?

Also, do ADA tanks get scratched?
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Oh...I was thinking about getting a nice tank awhile back, but even the brand new $500 tanks can look like mine after awhile, so I bought a banjo instead Too many scratches, Too little plants, that is always the problem I guess lol

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