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Old 04-06-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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What kind of Fishtank is this?

Hello Aquarium Advice Forum !

I'm glad there a forum for aquariums!

Im sorry to be here to ask this but im completely stumped.

I dont know what kind of aquarium this is.

Google has not been any help in helping me find this kind of aquarium.

I would greatly appreciate it if you can help me!
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Looks like a 50 gallon acrylic aquarium with chambers for an inboard sump filter.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:25 PM   #3
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What kind of Fishtank is this?

Hi welcome to AA! This is a great resource for all fish owners maybe someone could help you with that picture, but some more angles could probably help us find the particular brand.. Is there a special reason why you would like to know ?
Edit; the measurements could also help
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:27 PM   #4
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Looks like a 50 gallon acrylic aquarium with chambers for an inboard sump filter.
Hello Thank you for a reply.

Okay sorry to ask more question but it seems appropriate to ask here.
We've had this thank in the shed for a long time and we want to use it.
I know its pretty beat up and old.
So how do I properly use a tank like this?
Am I suppose to fill this with the back area with bio balls?
Im honestly lost where to start with this tank I can't find too much information on a tank like this online.

Based on what you said I've found information on sump filters however there are many variants of sump filters.

Im posting an image of the back im sorry i know its dirty Im trying to get my hand there to clean it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:31 PM   #5
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Just looks like a sump for an aquarium to me.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:34 PM   #6
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Hi welcome to AA! This is a great resource for all fish owners maybe someone could help you with that picture, but some more angles could probably help us find the particular brand.. Is there a special reason why you would like to know ?
Edit; the measurements could also help
Hello Thats for the welcome!
I will often visit this forum as it does seem like a great resource.

Sorry for not providing enough images i will take more.

The reason I would like to know is because I would like to use this tank.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:57 AM   #7
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Hello Thats for the welcome!
I will often visit this forum as it does seem like a great resource.

Sorry for not providing enough images i will take more.

The reason I would like to know is because I would like to use this tank.
The sump looks a little homemade, but it looks usable. This is how I would use it. Other people may use it differently.

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:42 AM   #8
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The sump looks a little homemade, but it looks usable. This is how I would use it. Other people may use it differently.

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Im back I been trying to clean this tank with a light scrub.

I've been wanting an aquarium and my dad put this in the shed because he was too lazy to clean it.
He said someone gave it to him and he use to fill all the chambers with bio balls.

Wow thank you so much for that information that seriously helps a lot. I kept googling for a aquarium like mine online and how to set it up.
Im looking to purchase all the item you said on amazon. This is what I have.
Carbon
floss
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I know i would need tubing for the hole not sure what kind however is there a name for it?
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The sump looks a little homemade, but it looks usable. This is how I would use it. Other people may use it differently.

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I dont think my other comment is approved yet or will be approved because i added amazon links.

Well I wanted to say thank you for the image it seriously helps a lot.

I been wanting an aquarium and my dad put this aquarium away a because he was to lazy too clean it.
I been cleaning it with a light scrub right now.
He said someone gave him the aquarium and doesnt really know much about aquariums. He said he would just fill all the chambers with bio balls.

Im now looking on amazon for the items you pointed out on the image. I linked the amazon items on another comment but that has to be approved. I wanted anyones input if the items I linked would work.
Hopefully it gets posted.
Thank you again
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Just be careful how you clean the acrylic. Scratches are a pain.


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What are you wanting to do with this sump? Use it to filter a huge tank? It's not really designed to put fish in...
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this looks like a SeaClear tank to me from the 2 pictures i have seen of it. try googling that
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Looks like a sump
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What are you wanting to do with this sump? Use it to filter a huge tank? It's not really designed to put fish in...
oh really? I was planning to put fish in it. Im already going the wrong direction.
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oh really? I was planning to put fish in it. Im already going the wrong direction.
well it's certainly not designed to house fish, you could do some kind of betta setup with all the separate chambers, just pile in substrate to cover gaps on bottom, some nice talk anarchis plants in the background?? That would be pretty awesome!!
Edit- or you could try and trade it on Craigslist, someone wants it out there, it looks to be well designed..
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well it's certainly not designed to house fish, you could do some kind of betta setup with all the separate chambers, just pile in substrate to cover gaps on bottom, some nice talk anarchis plants in the background?? That would be pretty awesome!!
When we had the tank up in my old house we actually had gold fish in it and like 50 guppies

Im just trying to recreate that but with the right filtration but now im being told its not even a fish tank but a sump tank
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That's interesting..
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No, it's not just a sump. Look at the first photo again- the top view. It's a tank with an internal sump.
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No, it's not just a sump. Look at the first photo again- the top view. It's a tank with an internal sump.
I'm very confused now, I should post more images sorry about that.

I already have the items in my amazon cart to buy the things listed on a photo a user provided. I'm just going to wait then
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No, it's not just a sump. Look at the first photo again- the top view. It's a tank with an internal sump.
boy do I feel stupid.. That is in fact a super awesome "FISH" tank indeed! Sorry op, I missed that.. So back in track, it will probably require a pump of sorts to run the chambered filter in back!
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