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Old 11/06/2018, 01:35 PM   #1
skene
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Scratches on inside glass panels, safety?

I have a 4' long x 35" tall 3/4" tempered glass aquarium that has several scratches on the inside panel and one scratch on the outside panel (near top, ~3") Tank is 3/4" all around with double glass eurobrace / center brace.

Some of the inside scratches are 8 ~ 10" long horizontal, some are 4 - 5" vertical and I can feel it with my fingernail but not deep enough to catch a razor blade. They all seem very feint and not too deep but definitely noticeable at right angles and catch my fingernail. I found multiple scratch marks such as this throughout front and side panel.

I only use soft padding (magic eraser) with magnet cleaner and a bit baffled as to how these scratches occurred, unless they were previously there before it was filled? Tank was a custom new.

Should I be concerned about safety and strength of the panel? Especially concerned since I read that scratches on tempered glass can be more dangerous?


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Old 11/06/2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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From your description the glass is fine.


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Old 11/07/2018, 08:07 AM   #3
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The tank will be fine. I have a 125g that I use as a QT and there are scratches all over it


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Old 11/07/2018, 03:10 PM   #4
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The tank will be fine. I have a 125g that I use as a QT and there are scratches all over it
Does it make a difference that it's a tempered panel?


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Old 11/08/2018, 06:50 AM   #5
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Does it make a difference that it's a tempered panel?
Just so you don't try and drill any holes in it, it shouldn't matter. If you're really worried about it take it outside and fill it up to the top and see if it holds water


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