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Old 03-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Free used tank??

A friend of mine gave me a free 55gal tank and they uses it for freshwater so it has a couple of scratches from the gravel that they had inside it, does anybody know if there is a way to polish that?
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Yes, it can be polished using a progressively finer polishing grit and a lot of elbow grease or a buffer of some type. While harder to remove scratches than in acrylic, it can be done if they are shallow scratches.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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If theyre on the bottom if the tank its going to be covered with sand..... so it wouldnt matter.
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If theyre on the bottom if the tank its going to be covered with sand..... so it wouldnt matter.
My thoughts exactly
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Yea I know what you mean but then I woul need a
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Sorry messed up like I was saying is that I would need a 3-4 inch sand bed is that too much
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That just makes it a deep sand bed. While there are pros and cons to a dsb, I personally think the denitrifying ability of a dsb is worth it. Just make sure not to disturb it once everything is established.
Have you checked hoe the scratches look through water? I've seen some scratches that seem to vanish once the tank is full.
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Actually I haven't even checked I'll probably do that when I get home, and I guess I will go with a deep sand bed make it better for my clowns that always like to make holes
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Actually I haven't even checked I'll probably do that when I get home, and I guess I will go with a deep sand bed make it better for my clowns that always like to make holes
You could get a gold headed sleeper goby . He'll keep the sand sifted for you! I want one of those when I get my saltwater tank going.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...213&pcatid=213
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They need a lot of live sand. Not a good fish for a new tank. Cool though.
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