|12-13-2008 08:42 PM|
|12-13-2008 08:23 PM|
Well that's not good.
I got the 40 long, the 40 breeder, and the 15 gallon back here to my other house. and the 40 long is currently out on the dock for it's leak test. When I was emptying out the gravel though, I noticed that there appears to be a crack in the bottom panel that's been sealed and then reinforced with another thick piece of glass. It doesnt seem to be leaking noticeably with an inch of water in the bottom, but i'll have to check back in an hour.
Also, my dad managed to crack about a foot off the top rim a little to easily.
The silicone is definately old, and crappy.
I think eventually this means i'll be rebuilding this tank with a new bottom piece. But for the meantime, if it holds water, how would building a new rim work?
Either way. It looks like i'll be ordering some silicone.
|12-12-2008 03:24 PM|
|Hoppy||I get rid of old substrate by scattering in in the plant beds around my condo. Once I even lightly dug it into the dirt. Hey, it grows plants under water, how can it harm plants in the ground???|
|12-12-2008 11:20 AM|
|Gatekeeper||Make sure you dilute the muriatic acid if you do use it.|
|12-12-2008 06:38 AM|
|12-12-2008 06:27 AM|
|12-12-2008 06:22 AM|
With the industrial strength lime deposits on those tanks, I would head
directly over to the pool supply store(or Home Depot) for some
Muriatic Acid. No elbow grease needed, just wipe on...wipe off.
It will work so easily that you'll be back on this thread
thanking me profusely.
Good luck and post some pictures of clean glass boxes!!
|12-12-2008 03:40 AM|
|12-12-2008 03:39 AM|
Will do, after I get the rest of the gravel out tommorrow.
I'm a little doubtful of the 10 gallons, since the silicon seems to be getting old, if that's possible, the quality is all over the place.
But I guess if they're messed up, I can rebuild them. We have the technology.
Better than they were before. Better, wider, cooler.
|12-12-2008 03:22 AM|
|Gatekeeper||Nice score. Before you start cleaning, do leak test on all. No sense wasting time if they are going to pee water all over the place.|
|12-12-2008 02:44 AM|
Craiglist Score = $100
The look on a spouse's face as we ask for help dragging yet more tanks into the house = Priceless...lol
Congrats on your haul!
It must be a good month for deals as I got one recently myself.
|12-12-2008 02:10 AM|
|Naja002||Just scatter them in a yard or field, send them to the landfill.....unless you actually want to use it for something or give it away. Then just soak it in bleach first....and have at it.|
|12-12-2008 02:06 AM|
The current plan seems to be find a bunch of really cheap buckets and then go from there.
We'll see how it's panning out by January.
|12-12-2008 02:00 AM|
wow. good score!!!
start a journal on your amazing find and set up
|12-12-2008 01:57 AM|
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