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Old 12-12-2008, 06:22 AM   #16
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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!!


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Old 12-12-2008, 06:27 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:38 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:20 AM   #19
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Make sure you dilute the muriatic acid if you do use it.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:24 PM   #20
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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???
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:23 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:42 PM   #22
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No sense wasting time if they are going to pee water all over the place.
Hehe. Nice one Glenn.
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