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Old 07-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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What do i do?

Soooo, I just moved into a rental house and it has a 50gal fishtank built in to the living room wall...

I remember my dad always had a fishtank during my early childhood, and I used to help him with it, but I don't really remember anything from then.

I have lots of experience in many other things, and understand water chemistry and whatnot from my years as a hydroponic gardener.




How do I rehab this tank and make it awesome again?
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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That is so freaking cool wish the place I was renting had something like that.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks!



So what should I do?
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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What do you haveto do to access the tank? It looks as though there is a cabinet above the aquarium door in the second pic. Hopefully whoever installed the sucker thought about that. (I tried to help a customer set up a a tan once where he had someone put a cutout in his wall that was only about 3" taller than the tank and no access panel. As I recall, he was VERY disappointed when he figured out he had no room to put in fish, much less vacuum the gravel or scrape algae.)

What equipment do you have? I see the power filter in the second pic, and it looks as though there might be some stuff in the tank. Can you get some pics of individual components to share? Take an inventory to see what you have, and then we'll go from there.

I would start by pulling the tank out and rinsing. If you have hard water stains or scale, you can use vinegar and elbow grease to dissolve it.

I'm sure many folks on this board (myself included) will be happy to help you out any way we can.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #5
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Aiiiight, i will take a crack at removing it from the wall today..... Seems to be pretty easy to remove (there is a bit of wiggle room)
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I'm so jealous!!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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This could b very cool. Keep us updated.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
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I personally would not do anything to that tank since it doesn't belong to you, spending money on something that belongs to your landlord seems like a waste of money to me. That task belongs to the property owner, just like making sure the stove works,
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:46 PM   #9
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I feel like that there is a back ground taped to the front of that, or something. Please correct me if i'm wrong lol.
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Aiiiight, i will take a crack at removing it from the wall today..... Seems to be pretty easy to remove (there is a bit of wiggle room)
Have some one help you, it'll be heavy and might be better to have someone there with you...
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