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Old 09-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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My husband and I were just at his great grandpas house going through some of his things from when he was a kid.. And we got to poking around in a building and look what we found!!! I know it got left from someone who lived in the house last, no idea if it holds water or not... But I'm going to be asking if I can have it. Anyone wanna take a stab at maybe how big this bad boy is? We weren't able to get it out to measure it or anything yet. If I can have it it will be a HUGE project obviously, it's so dirty! But I'm really hoping I can have it and get it cleaned up and that it holds water!
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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No idea how big it is but that'd be a great score if it's still intact and you get it for free! Hope it all works out for you.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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my guess is 55+
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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I would do the same lol but my wife would kill me if o got it haha. Looks to me like a 125g did it look like you could lay down in it? If so then its a 6 footer of some sort
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And I got part of my answer.. The tank is mine!!! :super happy dance: I'll have to hunt down a hood for it... That oughta be fun. Cleaning it will
Also be a job, but man am I excited!
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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The depth and width look like it might 24". I would guess anywhere from 120g (4x2x2) to 150g (5x2x2).

Either way, nothing beats free! Congrats!
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I was thinking 125 or 150 as well. That is fricken sweet! I hope it holds water for you!! I'd be less worried about the hood and more so about what you are using as a stand. That things a beast! It's gonna way a lot. I'd also question my floors and that weight. lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #8
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I'm so anxious to go get this tank and just see how big it is for real... And i really really hope this holds water. I've been debating for a while on switching to sand with my 10g... I think I may just start with sand with this tank once I get it up and running, again I'm gonna have to go on a hunt to find something for this to sit on.. whether it be a stand or some piece of furniture... Ahhh my mind is spinning right now!
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I'm so anxious to go get this tank and just see how big it is for real... And i really really hope this holds water. I've been debating for a while on switching to sand with my 10g... I think I may just start with sand with this tank once I get it up and running, again I'm gonna have to go on a hunt to find something for this to sit on.. whether it be a stand or some piece of furniture... Ahhh my mind is spinning right now!
is hubby hand at all?? If so I'd think about making something. You could do it for far cheaper than buying a stand of some sort. You are looking at something that will be about 1200 -1500 lbs if this is about 150 gallons. Unless you buy a stand meant for a tank I would say you will need to re-enforce anything that isn't meant for it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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I will probably end up trying to find a stand meant for a tank that weight just to be safe. I'll be stalking CL for one more than likely as well as equipment for it. It will be a little while before I'll be able to get it up and running, I'll definitely have to invest in a python or something to help with WC's, I definitely don't wanna be hauling buckets for this big boy!
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