04-02-2011, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by SinCrisis
im also pretty sure acetone has a lower density than water, not just a little less dense, but light enough to separate on its own. Its likely that a lot of it sat at the top of the tank instead of mixing into the water and hurting your fish. That being said, your running an acrylic tank which is susceptible to melting, perhaps your nail polish remover had different chemicals in it? I would imagine any amount of nail polish remover to leave melt scars on the tank.
I once put acetone on a piece of paper and rubbed a stain on a capet the carpet melted, its pretty caustic stuff..
well the water was emptied out of the bowl right after it happened, and i cleaned and scrubbed it good.. didnt see any grease on the top of the water or anything slimy.. i called my local fish store where i always go and they said the tank should be fine but not the decor :) but yea ur prob right with the dense thing.. thats a good observation