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Re: scratched tank/green spot
Thank you to all who responded (via posts and private e-mail)! It sounds
like the razor is the way to go to deal with green spot. I'm curious,
though - when I was a little kid and my family kept a fish tank, I seem to
remember having this long-handled scraper that held an actual razor for the
scraping part. Nowadays, I can only find these things with plastic edges.
Do they no longer sell the real-razor things?
Where's the cheapest place I can buy the razors to clean the green spot? I
assume we're not talking about the refills for shavers... Is it the kind
that's rectangular with one dull edge to hold and the sharp part protected
by a small cardboard cover? Could I find it at ACE hardware?
To answer one suggestion to simply turn the tank around - I thought of
doing this and looked from the back to see if the scratches would be
visible in the background. They are. Not only this, but I've heard that
algae can get stuck in them. I'd rather start over with undamaged sides. I
can also try to improve on my aquascape, since there's really no rhyme or
reason with what I have right now. My technique and artistic eye need some
serious practice. Funny how something positive can come of childrens'
mischief... ;-). Gotta love 'em (if you don't throttle 'em, first)!