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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by singh View Post
please help me.. i got 105 gallon freshwater tank that was assembled at my place 5 years ago... the aquarium is placed on 1st storey /floor .. and i m bored of it.. i need to get rid of it. i contacted the person who installed it and he told me to keep the aquarium as fishes are fun to watch.. then i went to glass shops to ask them if it could be disassembled or not.. they refused me saying that it would make them cut themselves if they tried to do so as the glass is 12mm thick and very heavy. is shattering the glass only way to get rid of it ?
If it is assembled with silicone then you can use a razor or very thin wire as a 'saw' to cut through the silicone. I can't believe you can not find labor in India to remove a tank. Try a demolition company or a homebuilder.

Pay for my airfare and put me up for my stay and I'll do it for free.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 04:19 PM
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India does have Craig's List and aquatic societies. I hope you can find somebody that would bring a crew with strong arms to take it away for you rather than take it apart.

A 105 gallon tank with 1/2" glass is not too heavy to move with 2-4 people. My husband and I were able to move my old 100 gallon tank plus its stand without too much trouble. I made carriers with rope and bits of pvc for handles so we didn't need to lift it up. If the tank has walls built around it then you will have to take either the wall out or cut the seams as dogfish suggested.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 06:00 PM
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Joon - post or send me a pic of the 110. I might be able to come up and get it
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 11:12 PM
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I would take any aquarium for free .. scratches or not. They still come in handy. So definitely don't trash them.

Put on Craigslist and give someone a chance to put them to use.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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Yep, craigslist and freecycle.
Also, nature centers, wildlife rescue places and nature rehab places would take them.
Shoot, I wish I could take the 110 right now, my turtles need a bigger home and none are on craigslist at the moment! If you want to drive to GA I would buy you dinner! :P
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