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post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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How to remove scratches

Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

It is very light, I tried running my fingers on top of it and I can barely feel it but it is still very noticable.

Recently, a few days ago I tried the Toothpaste method and it doesn't work. Is there any home remedy or something I could buy (I do not have a buffer tool).

Thanks

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Im going to guess since you tried the toothpaste method, that we are talking about glass.
Cerium Oxide is what you need. And a buffer.
If the tank is Acrylic:
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 08:59 AM
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Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

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Note to self: don't use scrubbers.

Hope you get it cleaned up.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

It is very light, I tried running my fingers on top of it and I can barely feel it but it is still very noticable.

Recently, a few days ago I tried the Toothpaste method and it doesn't work. Is there any home remedy or something I could buy (I do not have a buffer tool).

Thanks

Lap Chi
Our glass cleaning rule: don't go near the substrate with the cleaning tool. Sand is nasty on glass.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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