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12-13-2008 09:42 PM
macclellan
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Originally Posted by gmccreedy View Post
No sense wasting time if they are going to pee water all over the place.
Hehe. Nice one Glenn.
12-13-2008 09:23 PM
Dollface 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 04:24 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 12:20 PM
Gatekeeper Make sure you dilute the muriatic acid if you do use it.
12-12-2008 07:38 AM
Dollface
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Originally Posted by doug105 View Post
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!!


Doug N
It actually looks alot worse in the photo than it really is, but I'll keep muriatic acid in mind. I'll go at it with vinegar, Isopropyl alchohal, and bleach tomorrow. If that doesn't work, well, I needed some fresh razorblades to take the rims off the 10 gallons anyway.
12-12-2008 07:27 AM
D-007
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Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.
Dig a deep enough hole and bury it.
12-12-2008 07:22 AM
doug105 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!!


Doug N
12-12-2008 04:40 AM
lauraleellbp
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Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.
Works great in the bottom of pots when potting flowers.
12-12-2008 04:39 AM
Dollface 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 04:22 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 03:44 AM
jinx© 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 03:10 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 03:06 AM
Dollface
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Originally Posted by Naja002 View Post
Uh, is this a pop-quiz.....or are you actually looking for suggestions.....?
I'm hoping I'll end up with the latter.
The current plan seems to be find a bunch of really cheap buckets and then go from there.

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Originally Posted by monkeyruler90 View Post
wow. good score!!!

start a journal on your amazing find and set up
I would, but It'll probably be a long while before any of these get up and running. First I need to clean them, then see if they hold water, and on and on and on and on.
We'll see how it's panning out by January.
12-12-2008 03:00 AM
monkeyruler90 wow. good score!!!

start a journal on your amazing find and set up
12-12-2008 02:57 AM
Naja002
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Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.
Uh, is this a pop-quiz.....or are you actually looking for suggestions.....?
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