Well today I hit the lottery. I was driving around my town when I noticed a large florecent aquarium hood that was thrown out in the bulk pickup trash. I got out to look at it and behind a bunch of trash bags was a proclear wet dry filter, it looked brand new. I almost had a stroke. After grabbing these items I went to the door of the house and asked them about the items and if they had anything else. The woman told me that yes she did she had a 110 gallon tank and stand which she was also THROWING OUT because her husband had died and he was the aquarist. She said I could have it all so I got a friends pickup and took it home. Unbelievable.
For me a recent college graduate broke and up to my eyeballs in debt this was amazing. The only problem is that people in my town are animals and cut the wires off any appliances in the trash to collect the copper, thus screwing up both the light and the pump in the sump which i now need to rewire
The sump filter, a proclear 150 apparently retails for over 300 dollars online and she said it was only a few years old. The irony of all this is that I just picked up my new 75 gallon from the store and now have two huge tanks ( I am trying to sell the 75 on craigslist it is still in the box and I got it only a week ago and if that doesnt work I will try to return it to the LFS
) Now I have some questions
1 The reason I did not go with such a large tank (110) in the first place is that I was on a budget and dont really have the room (but I would like to try to make it Work now!) The only problem is this tank is not drilled and it is going to be very tight with an overflow box behind. I am thinking about drilling it--It is an all glass 110 from 1996. So long as the side panels are not tempered how hard is it to drill-I have seen some people on here with great success.
2. The stand is particle board wood, which i dont trust because it becomes weakened when soaked--How are these stands and can I reenforce it--the woman had it in her home with no problems