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Glass aquarium scratches
I have an aquarium that is probably around 10 years old (bought new). The glass seems excessively scratched up. I realize some scratches are probably from the gravel or movement of rocks over the years, but lots of them are horizontal lines -- can razor blades scratch the glass? Is it just getting old? Also, the seams, or plastic adhesive, in the corners is coming off -- is this a problem? I'm worried if the scratches might become crackes. I am mostly noticing this in the front glass.
Have you/ Do you have a magnet/algea scraper? Sometimes little pieces of sand/gravel can get inbetween the scraper and the magnet and cause scratches.
Ah, yes, I did use one briefly (kept falling into the tanks), can't remember if I used it on this tank, but would explain it as I have experienced that before, and I know the gravel I have in the particular tank is easy to scratch glass.
Well then that is the most suitable answer :D
Razor blades will most likely scratch the plastic tanks but less likely on glass.
at the moment i use a new kitchen sponge that u use for pots and pans!!!! :roll:
what sort of round tank do you have ?
So is it possible to get the glass buffed? Or would I be better off getting a new tank if the scratches drive me crazy? And what about the sealant in the corners of the tank? Is it a problem that it is coming off? Should it be replaced?
As for sealant, if you don't attend to it, then your tank will leak. So you should have it replace.
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