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Old 10-13-2015, 09:25 AM   #1
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65 gal acrylic hex tank repair

So, I found this 65 gal acrylic hexagon tank at a local Goodwill. I really enjoy the hexagon tanks since not many people have them.(I already have a 20gal glass hex tank set up)

The acrylic is in great shape with some minor scratches and a few deeper ones. There was about $80 worth of accessories in the stand it was on.
Here's my process of making this new again and making it my own.



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Old 10-14-2015, 09:09 AM   #2
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Nice find!

Any idea what will go in it?


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Old 10-14-2015, 10:19 AM   #4
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Thanks! I will be putting my 2 African Spotted Leaf fish in there along with various colors of African Cichlids


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Old 10-14-2015, 10:27 PM   #5
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Awesome find! I have a 65 gal hex as well, although it's glass. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Old 10-15-2015, 01:33 AM   #6
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Awesome find! I have a 65 gal hex as well, although it's glass. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Thank you! Could you post some pics of your hex tank?


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Old 10-15-2015, 09:49 AM   #7
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It's not set up right now, but here's some pics from back when it was.

I used it for saltwater since I bought it from someone and that's what they used it for and it came with all the rock and fish. When I get the chance to set it up again in the future I definitely think I'm going to go freshwater.
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It's not set up right now, but here's some pics from back when it was.

I used it for saltwater since I bought it from someone and that's what they used it for and it came with all the rock and fish. When I get the chance to set it up again in the future I definitely think I'm going to go freshwater.

Awesome! I bet that tank was super heavy with it being glass. Mine is really light since its acrylic. I probably wouldn't have bought it if it was glass haha. I love the tanks that aren't the regular rectangles, thanks for the pics if yours
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:08 AM   #10
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Thanks! Yep, it's extremely heavy lol. No problem! I love hex tanks as well, I currently have a 5 gal hex set up.

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How's the tank going?

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The tank is all buffed and clean! But I still want to put some acrylic weld on the one seam just for safety. I want to get it done but school is keeping me from having enough time to finish it. I plan on completing it in the summer though!

I have the fishes in a planted 35 gallon hex tank currently and they love it!!Click image for larger version

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Awesome! The 35 looks amazing! Are you going to plant the 65 as well?

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Awesome! The 35 looks amazing! Are you going to plant the 65 as well?

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Thanks!! I'm not sure yet because the hole up top limits my accessibility to the bottom of the tank. I literally can only tough the bottom if I stick my head through the opening up top... Which means my head would be in water unless I drain enough before maintenance lol. I might just use it as a future cichlid tank so I can just place rocks and leave them be.
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Gotcha. I had that issue with my tank as well. I was also thinking a pretty strong light would be necessary to reach all the way to the bottom.
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Gotcha. I had that issue with my tank as well. I was also thinking a pretty strong light would be necessary to reach all the way to the bottom.

Oh yeah definitely. I was thinking of using 2 24" T5 HO fluorescent bulbs since i don't want to drop the money on LEDs or metal halide lol.
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I don't blame you lol. How tall is your tank? If I recall mine is something like 36 inches.

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Here is what I got off the internet for the size.

66 Gal. Hex28L x 24W x 30H sides 14in wide.
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Ahh, I see. I'll have to measure mine when I get the chance. It seems like your dimensions are different than mine. I believe mine is a bit taller and thinner. I'd take 6 inches shorter, haha. Thanks!

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I really think mine is bigger than those dimensions too lol. I need to uncover it and measure to see


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