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Old 10-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Used acrylic tank

Have an opportunity to purchase a 120 gallon external coast to coast overflow acrylic tank with no scratches. I'm curious to know what I should be looking for to ensure the tank is worth picking up and I'm not getting a raw deal. Should I have them fill it up or leave it empty? This is my first used purchase so I'm not that familiar with what I should be looking for / inspecting. This is a naga tank.
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I would leak test it, but there's really nothing else necessary.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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Picked up the tank today... Here's a picture...

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I have a question... At the top of the overflow there are no teeth to prevent fish and critters from getting into the overflow. Any information on how to add teeth for this purpose ?
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I would first contact the seller and find out how they had it set up. Then research online for ideas if not given a solid answer from the seller
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I have a question... At the top of the overflow there are no teeth to prevent fish and critters from getting into the overflow. Any information on how to add teeth for this purpose ?
You could find a piece of acrylic and cut your own teeth in it and simply glue it on. I would not cut teeth in the existing tank. It will lower the water level a bit. What kind of clearance do you have once filled?
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I'm not sure yet, I haven't added water to the top of it yet. Probably sometime this coming week I'll do that. I was thinking of gluing in egg crate to fill in the gap between the top of the overflow wall and the top of the tank.
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You could use some egg crate from the lighting department at most hardware stores. Nice find, good luck!
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Ok I was working on cleaning the tank tonight and something I noticed that I'm wondering if I should be concerned with is on the side of the tank (same side showing in picture) there is perm distortion in the side panel that you can see and feel when you run your hand across the side from top to bottom. It runs from the back to the front of the tank near. Where on the side panel? Around the bottom of the overflow forward. Is this normal for acrylic? Something to be concerned with?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:41 PM   #10
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Got the majority of the coralline off the front of the display with vinegar and some elbow grease and a old credit card! Looking very nice! Just finishing up the overflow.



I have a question... What could I use on the outside to remove old sticky pieces where they attached wire holders? I want to remove them as I think they're ugly and I'm not sure if I'll need them going forward. Thoughts?



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