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Re: [APD] Anyone Have Experience With Acrylic Tanks???

3M used to sell a plastic polishing kit called "Finnes it"   That was a few
years ago when I the kits to polish the inside of Australias largest
freshwater public aquarium to remove all the scratches on the acrylic caused
from the pignose turtles and the freshwatwer sawfish.   It took 8 days
working ten hours a day.   The kits worked well.


On 25/9/05 5:24 PM, "Jerry Baker" <jerry at bakerweb_biz> wrote:

> I just picked up my first acrylic tank today and I am already regretting
> the decision to go acrylic. I was so happy to see the custom tank when I
> picked it up. I gave it a cursory inspection and everything looked
> great. I was so happy to finally see the result. I brought it home and
> placed it where I plan to locate the tank. Looks great. Fits even better
> than I thought it would....
> Then the sun got lower in the sky and a beam came in through the window
> and hit the tank. To my absolute horror, the entire 6 feet of the front
> of the tank is now covered in spider web scratches. It looks like
> someone sanded the tank with really fine sandpaper. It actually made me
> sick to see it. Especially thinking that I just threw away the better
> part of a thousand dollars for this, and spent the last two hours
> driving over 50 miles away to pick it up.
> Is this normal for acrylic tanks when they are new? This is not
> acceptable. It's not like a few tiny scratches. It literally looks like
> the tank was sanded with a 2000-grit sandpaper.

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