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    Posted: August 31 2015 at 2:59pm
I need info about:
Repairing Scratches in glass.
Structural importance of the plastic frame/ braces.

The tank in question is a 180g 6x2x2
If someone can please call me and give me advice it would be very appreciated
Thanks in advance
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You can buy new plastic frames or repair them fairly easily... they are needed to keep the glass from bowing out.

Scratches can be buffed out if they are very shallow scratches... deep scratches are harder to remove..... also some very small scratches are not visible when water is added to tank.
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Thank you, shark bite called with some good info too.
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Braces are essential to avoid bowing, scratches can not be removed, and he still has 2 180g tanks in better conditions for $500 each.
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I would agree that getting scratches out of glass is really difficult. I bought a used tank that had some fairly light scratches. You could barely feel them with your fingernail. I bought a buff pad and some cerium oxide (as the internet searches suggest) and after an hour of buffing with my power drill couldn't tell a difference. It is possible that I wasn't using enough compound or whatever, but it is something that I know I don't want to deal with again :).
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