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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a beat up 55g, is it salvagable?

I work in a pet store. One of the regulars came in today asking if I knew anyone that would want a 55 gallon tank he was looking to unload. We worked out a $25 price tag, and I said I would take it.

The tank is pretty beat up, but I figure for $25 I would take a gamble. The first question I asked was if he filled it with water and if it holds water, he said yes.

Here's what's wrong:

The top rim is sheared in half directly in the middle of one of the long sides. This rim is also completely not sealed to the tank. It lifts right off.

The bottom rim is also not sealed onto the tank and it is damaged near one of the corners, though not completely broken all the way through.

Other than that, its just cosmetic stuff that I can fix. Also, the glass on this tank appears to be much thicker than most tanks though I could be mistaken. I've always heard that thicker glass = older tank = more durable, but I don't know how true that is.

So, what do I need to do to make sure this thing is going to work?
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