I recently acquired a very used and abused aquarium (with stand). for free - so even if its garbage, i'm not out any money.
the glass is 1/2" thick, dimensions are 60" x 17" x 24" tall - so i think this comes out around 100 gallons or so.
The tank seam leaked at the bottom, and the owner decided he was done with it. One of the end panels was cracked and repaired (still not usable) - and the front and rear long panels are scratched up pretty bad. There is no bracing on this tank and i wondered if thats why the bottom seal leaked.. is 1/2" glass too thin for this to be braceless?
So i was thinking of using it as a project tank.. fixing it up over time, and possibly using it at some point. I would rip down the entire tank, clean it up and polish out the glass scratches and then re-silicone everything.. replacing the end panel with 1/2" again might be pricey, could i go with thinner glass on the end??
I've never done any of this before - so i figured, since it was free, this would be a good tank to experiment on and get some practice. Gotta start somewhere, and i don't have any smaller garbage tanks sitting around!
is this a bad idea?