Originally Posted by MizTanks
OMG!! You need to go into a little more detail as to how this was done
What did he use? Most of all what happened to all the coralline that was scraped off?
Your tank looks beautiful Tom!! Wonderful job Carl
Thanks MT. Here's how he did it.
He used a Kent scraper with a METAL blade and just be careful with a very steep angle. Any more and you can feel yourself cutting into the acrylic. We used the hand unit, the 2 ft and the 3 ft.
Don't use too much pressure
Most importantly, bend the corners of the blade away from the surface so it doesn't catch and scratch/gouge. Keep checking because it bends back pretty quickly.
Inside scratch removal:
Using the wet sanding kit, he used the heaviest grit first and worked his way down the list. First, sand sideways, switch to the next grit and sand up and down, etc.
Outside scratch removal:
Same idea, (use a bucket and keep the sandpaper wet)depending on the depth of the scratch and then finish off with Nova 3, 2, 1. Still can't believe that scratch that stopped my finger nail is gone.
I finished the job today. Took everything apart plumbing wise and scraped like crazy. Only took a couple more hours:
Originally Posted by dentdominator
WOW, talk about night and day difference. Carl, you did a great job. Your forams must be made of steel to deal with those Clarkii clownfish.
I used a rubber glove on my hand and a cut rubber glove on my forearm and they were still ripping at the rubber.
Originally Posted by ebushrow
Just more proof that Carl is awesome!
Originally Posted by binford4000
WOW unreal diffrence !!!! Great job carl and Tom ya gotta be loveing it> Tank looks even more awsome !!
Thanks Chuck! I'm lovin' it. Now the other tank looks dirty.