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Old 06-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Help me please, like now!

I'm standing in this guys garage looking at tanks he got from a foreclosure, and need your help, like...now.
1st question. I've searched google but can't find the answer.
A bow front that stands 20" tall, 13" front to back at the ends and 16.6" front to back in the middle and 36" end to end. How many gallons?
How tough and expensive would it be to find a lid?
And, would the stand that I have that is 36x13 work for it if I put a wider board on it to take care of the bow? Or would that be too flimsey?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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You may be looking at a 36 Gl. You can order the lid online. Stand I think if you use to 1/2"boards it may work.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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How much do you think the lid would run? I mean, I'm broke, so if its too much, it'll end up a doorstop
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Also, if these were reptile cages, is that dangerous to put fish in?

I've decided against the bow front, I discovered its a 46 gal
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I did a quick search an found them for $30. Now you can go to a hardware store and get one made for less
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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I've discovered that whoever the owner was just left his animals to die! One of these have a couple of those giant hissing cockroaches dead in there! (Not that I think ANY cock roaches should live!!yuck)
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Well good luck finding some thing more suitable to your needs. I've learned that bigger is better in this hobby.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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Thank you! But I think I'm concerned about a way top heavy stand with the bowfront. So now I'm looking at 20 gal longs. I have a ten gallon now.
Am I just going to be disappointed that I got a 20? I'm really wanting a 29, I think. None of these have lids.and they are really dirty, lots of calcium or something.. Someone be my voice of reason. Do I get a 20, even though I want a 29 or 30, without a lid, that will cost anothe 30 or so, on top of the 15. Or...should I let these pass by, and hope for something better?
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For a lid you can cut acrylic from hardware big box store pretty reasonable and screw on a handle with stainless steel screws.
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Why not try at petco they have the dollar sale. They are bare tanks.
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