Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A glass aquarium cannot get scratched.
The rest of the story: Glass can scratch. Unlike acrylic tanks that have lots of available scratch removal kits, removing scratches in glass is very hard and often times not worth the effort especially if the scratch is deep enough that you can catch it with your finger nail.
Here are some easy ways to keep your glass aquarium scratch free:
- Make sure your algae scrapers are free of debris like sand or gravel before scraping down the sides of your glass tank.
- Store your algae scraper outside of your tank. Calciferous snails and other critters can setup shop in the magnet scraper and when you scrape down your tank, these creatures are along for the ride.
- When working in your tank, be extra careful to avoid hitting the glass with rocks. Even light touches can gouge or scratch the glass.
Bonus tip: Low-iron glass products such as starphire glass scratch easier than “regular” glass. Clients of mine who own starphire tanks all tell me the starphire panes scratch easier than the regular panes. If you have a starphire or low-iron glass, be extra careful.Browse the Store! Questions?