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Old 05-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #11
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That sounds fun! What does it consist of? And here are some more pictures!
I would start really scrubbing the whole tank down if u want to start the cycle and get the tank goin. Did u get it from Craigslist or was it just sitting around in your garage for a while? The tank needs quite a cleaning.
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DIY sand fall? Never even heard of a sand fall. What is it?
I'm interested in this as well.
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Here's a question the tank doesn't have silicon on the tall part (in picture) but has back braces??
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Here's a question the tank doesn't have silicon on the tall part (in picture) but has back braces??
No silicone but holds water?! Where is the back brace?
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No silicone but holds water?! Where is the back brace?
The bottom of the tank has silicone but not the sides! The third picture is the brace, it's some kind of metal? Is this ok?
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The bottom of the tank has silicone but not the sides! The third picture is the brace, it's some kind of metal? Is this ok?
If the sides don't have silicone, u r gonna have to do it yourself or else it will crack/burst. Could u post a better pic of brace?
My 55 gal side:
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If the sides don't have silicone, u r gonna have to do it yourself or else it will crack/burst. Could u post a better pic of brace?
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And this is the back left, it goes in to the black trim and it seems pretty sturdy, I really can't post a picture in any other way
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^ this is the front left corner

And this is the back left, it goes in to the black trim and it seems pretty sturdy, I really can't post a picture in any other way
Ok.
Now I see the metal brace thing. I think you should leave the brace there as it can help keep that side of the tank sturdy.
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Ok.
Now I see the metal brace thing. I think you should leave the brace there as it can help keep that side of the tank sturdy.
Should I re seal the silicon on the in side of the tank? 50 gallons of water on my floor won't be good
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Should I re seal the silicon on the in side of the tank? 50 gallons of water on my floor won't be good
Lol. 50 gallons of water in anybody's home is bad. I would re-silicone the inside to make sure it doesn't crack in the future.
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