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PostSubject: Acrylic Tank Care   Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:20 pm

Hi,
I bought a Acrylic tank recently and want to fix it up. It has a lot of scratches and I am suspicious about whether it holds water. I tested it for 24hrs and it didn't seem to leak but the stand has some water stains from its previous owner. How can I fix the scratches? is it really hard to reseal an acrylic tank?

Thanks in advance!


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PostSubject: Re: Acrylic Tank Care   Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi, NVFC.  Only just now catching up on CVAS messages.
To fix scratches in acrylic/plastic you're going to need a product like the Novus Plastic Polish kit.



If you're looking to reseal an acrylic tank you'll need a product like Weld-on #4 Acrylic Solvent Cement.



Check out websites like Reef Central.

And Monster Fish Keepers.

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PostSubject: Re: Acrylic Tank Care   Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:00 pm

Thanks so much! I noticed some minor crazing and decided it would be bette to sell it to someone else. re welding acrylic is tough!! Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Acrylic Tank Care   Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:29 pm

@NVFC Check this out, also:
http://cvas.forumotion.com/t1561-removing-scratches-from-acrylic-tanks

The video was made by @Jchitty (Jim Chitty) of Manassas; you may know him, from PVAS auctions.Sorry I was late to the discussion, but I hope you find it helpful.
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