Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-27-2014, 07:58 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 21
If you have a torch or lighter you can VERY carefully brush the flame across the acrylic until clear. Google it and you'll find instructions. Your just slightly melting the very surface maybe .0003" of it and it naturally dries clear.
__________________

__________________
jhullandermn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 10:05 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Thanks for the info! I tried with a match, but was hard to control. I can't seem to find a lighter so I will try again once I can find one around the house.
__________________

__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 04:16 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 21
I would go like propane torch. I've never used a lighter it might leave soot residue....
__________________
jhullandermn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Hmm. Well we certainly don't have any of those around the house. I would also think it would be a safety hazard, the tank is in my bedroom and is full of water and running at the moment.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhullandermn View Post
I would go like propane torch. I've never used a lighter it might leave soot residue....
six of one, half dozen of the other.
A lighter or similar may create soot, but a torch may be more tricky in controlling the heat.

I strongly recommend practicing on scrap if possible before taking flame to your tank. If the acrylic catches fire, your tank is screwed.
__________________
PB_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 11:46 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
Well, in that case, I think I will pass with fire altogether. LOL

I have zero handy skills and I already felt unsafe last night when attempting with a match. I don't have a torch nor scrap to practice on either.

I'll keep trying to buffer with the novus products that I ordered online and hopefully I can get this scar as less visible as possible, and turn the tank around so it's in the back.
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #17
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,529
I had a small acrylic tank I gave my daughter it was hazy
used that headlight restorer on it looks like new
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
okapizebra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,033
I think the damage is too deep for that. I appreciate the advice though!
__________________
okapizebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by 54seaweed View Post
I had a small acrylic tank I gave my daughter it was hazy
used that headlight restorer on it looks like new
__________________

__________________
PB_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
acrylic, age, damage, fog, foggy

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
foggy tank, please help Jesse Lee Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 21 02-16-2014 04:13 PM
Help.... Foggy Water RoVic Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 09-10-2012 11:51 AM
foggy water, help goldfish1212 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 06-04-2011 01:51 PM
Prime Mini Chiller Potentially damaged in shipping, Help me! helicopter General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 07-25-2007 10:52 PM
Help! Green foggy water? ryorgason Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 03-23-2004 12:14 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.