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Old 06-18-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
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Saw a tank at the goodwill store

Was at the goodwill store today and saw a large tank and stand for sale. A 90gal made by All Glass in 1990.
The plastic frame on the top has a few cracks and the center brace had been cut out. This makes me think the tank may be no good. The stand looks to be in good shape.

Price tag is $100. Is the tank fixable?
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Unless you are able to fix that center brace then no. If you can find some marterial to make a center brace from then I would say probally, Sounds like it might have been used as a reptile tank.
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i'd be REALLY concerned about leaks
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I will find a link for you - I was reading about how many SW hobbyists will remove that center brace (because it will create a shadow over the coral) and replace it with one made of thick plexiglass. If that is the only issue, then as long as you replace the center brace it might be worth it. Find out if they will let you return it if it leaks, or if they are willing to put water in it to show it does not leak (very temporarily, of course).
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Found it-

http://tropicalresources.net/phpBB2/...r+centre+brace
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The shadow effect only happens if you put a MH directly over the brace. Its not overly prevlent with Florecent lights and if you balance two MH bulbs on either side of teh brace the shadows cancel eachother out.

If the tank had a center brace then the center brace is crutial to the tanks stablility. The goodwill folks shouldnthave to much problem if you ask them to take the tank around back and fill it with water so you can check for leaks. At that time you can also check to see how bad the front and back glass bow out from the water pressure.

If its an allglass tank you can contact allglass about a replacment top frame. Its not hard to cut the sylicon off the frame and remove the old frame. THen use ample sylicon to secure the new frame to the top of the tank. I have done this with a 45 gal tank that I got.
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Didn't think about it then but the tank has a thin plywood hood. So it could have been a reptile tank.
I have to pass on it due to the size. Add to that having to put a brace on it and maybe reseal it. I couldn't help thinking about how nice it would be to have a tank that big.
Even if the tank is bad I would think the stand is worth $100 to someone getting ready to setup a aquarium this size. It's at the GoodWill store on Eastern ave in Moore OK.
Thanks for all the quick replys.
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Another thing that could be done. Is if you build the canopy really well and use a stainless steel rod you could create enough center suport on the caonpy to take place of the brace.
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I once saw a 120-gal with a wrought-iron stand in my local Bargain Trader-type paper for $100. I was too late, but there are definitely bargains to be had out there.
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