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swaman 03-02-2009 08:34 AM

Tank clarity......not water.
Hi All!
I have recently established my second FOWLR tank, and have a question about the clarity of the glass.
Both tanks came from well known manufacturers, and looked crystal clear before filling. I was careful to completely clean them brfore getting started.
Why do you suppose the tank is less than "crystal clear" now that it has clean water in it? I have been dissatisfied with both my tanks with regard to clarity, and I'm curious as to what gives them a "smokey" appearance.
This condition is [relatively] insignificant, however it IS dissapointing, and I'm hoping you can help me "clear things up".

Erok7620 03-03-2009 12:14 AM

I could be wrong but I believe the smokey appearance is lead or other metal in the glass. You can get whats called starfire glass that is clearer... at a price. Or acrylic.

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