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Old 09-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Used tank, missing frames?

They have this tank for cheap, but does it look like its missing frames and center support? I haven't seen it in person, just these pics.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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It's tough to tell, but is that glass or just (dirty) acrylic? I don't see any caulking around the seams, and I don't know if a glass tank of that size would stay together with no framing.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Its glass. 49Lx16Wx32H 100g
Going to go take a look at it today if I have time.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #4
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That glass looks awfully thin for that height. I would use an online calculator that tells you thickness of glass needed for those measurements. Just looking at it, there's no way I'd trust it as is.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #5
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I agree, it does look thin. I have not had a chance to go see it yet. Here is another picture that he sent me that shows the thickness a little better. I have no problem making frames for it. I looked around already and it seems that no one makes frames for that size.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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I agree, it does look thin. I have not had a chance to go see it yet. Here is another picture that he sent me that shows the thickness a little better. I have no problem making frames for it. I looked around already and it seems that no one makes frames for that size.
Tell him to fill it with water before you buy it
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I wouldn't risk it. Not when the $1 a gallon sale is going on for brand new tanks.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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Too bad that sale is only up to 55 gallons. I have a 60g already, just wanted to step up to 100g with the same footprint to be able to us stand an canopy.
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Curious..what was the verdict? Glass that thin with no framing probably couldn't support 100 gallons. Was it used as a dry display tank for something, or maybe a cover for a display (turn it upside down)?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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After reading all the cons against it in both of my post I decided not to get it. But I'm keeping my eye on it, maybe they will eventually give it away for free. Lol
Never went to see it.
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