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Old 10-28-2020, 03:32 PM   #1
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-- No-Scratch Black/Dark Substrate Options? ---

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setting up new acrylic aquarium.

looking for a black substrate that will not scratch, mark any acrylic. Can be real, plastic, or alternative to look like aquarium soil/gravel/rock etc.

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Old 10-28-2020, 06:17 PM   #2
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Have you tried calling the store where you bought the tank to ask for suggestions on types of acceptable substrate?
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they didnt have a recomendation for any substrate real or artificial that wouldnt scratch.
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I owned two acrylic takes about 30-years ago and never considered scratching caused by the substrate. �� Does your tank have a brand name/manufacturer?
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tank is a round Aquasphere 360.

Penn-Plax AquaSphere 360 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VHS785N..._beUMFbB3ZEF3N
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Troll, is this a planted tank? I looked around a bit and couldn't find a retail substrate that brags about not causing scratches. You might consider contacting a manufacturer that can produce a fortified, smoothed run just for you. From what I saw Seachem Flourite looks good if you want to roll store bought.
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I have 18 acrylic tanks and never worried about the substrate. Just have to be a bit careful when cleaning the acrylic but if you do the scratches are easy to buff out. Use Novus polish.
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