I just acquired a new tank, a nasty looking Craigslist special. When I brought it home my lovely wife was totally horrified by the looks of it!
Hence the name of this thread!
Check out the photos below. It was used as a saltwater tank. I am planning to convert it to freshwater planted tank. I always wanted a tank with a sump setup, so this is like the ultra poor man's cheap Ferrari for me! Excited!!
But, I gotta clean it first! Any cleaning tips for that nasty crusted algae on the weir?
Here is what it looked like, in the Craigslist listing:
By the way, it is a 75 gallon, not 90 gallon as the seller says in the CL listing.
Horrifying, right? Only a fool like me would go get it!
Anyway, after bringing it home, it is sitting on the deck. Took these photos as I started to spray some water on it...
It has a "proper" Durso overflow!
Came with a sump
Protein skimmer, not sure if it is usable/working though. It may be useful later on......when I want to get Discus fish.
Came with a couple of pumps, I tried plugging them in, both seem to be dead