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post #1 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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60 Gallon Tank Help

Just got a used tank from a guy on Craigslist, it has two holes in the back of the tank that have been sealed....is there anything I could do to make it look better or use them for something?

The tank is going to hold two catfish that came with it but eventually it will hold some cichlids and other freshwater.
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 02:41 PM
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Just got a used tank from a guy on Craigslist, it has two holes in the back of the tank that have been sealed....is there anything I could do to make it look better or use them for something?

The tank is going to hold two catfish that came with it but eventually it will hold some cichlids and other freshwater.
Assuming they are sealed correctly and everything; I would use some sort of aquarium decor to hide it. How big is the tank and the holes?
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Assuming they are sealed correctly and everything; I would use some sort of aquarium decor to hide it. How big is the tank and the holes?
Aquarium is 60 gallons, 36in long, 18.5in wide, and 21in tall
The holes are 1 3/4 in and 1 in diameter
Holes are in the back towards the top

What bothers me is that they are one the outside of the tank...
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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Aquarium is 60 gallons, 36in long, 18.5in wide, and 21in tall
The holes are 1 3/4 in and 1 in diameter
Holes are in the back towards the top

What bothers me is that they are one the outside of the tank...
Oh, on the outside of the back of the tank? Do you have your tank up against a wall or anything?

Maybe a picture would help.
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post #5 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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I think this will work......


Also any help on the hard water stains?
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 06:09 PM
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I think this will work......


Also any help on the hard water stains?
Yikes. To hide it from the outside you could use a background, though there would be an indention. To hide it from the inside you could use a taller plant (live or fake). I'm not sure about the stains.

Did it say that there were holes in it on craigslist? How much did you get it for?
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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For $100, I got a 200W Heater, Emperor 400 Filter, 60 gallon tank, an air bubbler with hose and stone, a large decor piece, a red tail catfish, and a marbled achara catfish
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 08:23 PM
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For $100, I got a 200W Heater, Emperor 400 Filter, 60 gallon tank, an air bubbler with hose and stone, a large decor piece, a red tail catfish, and a marbled achara catfish
That's a good deal as long as those holes are sealed properly.
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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They look like they hold but I might try to put another layer of silicone on tomorrow, because the catfish need to get into the tank and its going to take a couple of hours to clean the sand, get and re-silicone the glass.


Any tips on redoing the silicone?
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post #10 of 18 Old 05-12-2012, 09:53 PM
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They look like they hold but I might try to put another layer of silicone on tomorrow, because the catfish need to get into the tank and its going to take a couple of hours to clean the sand, get and re-silicone the glass.


Any tips on redoing the silicone?
Just make sure it is safe for aquariums. I would use clear. And try to keep it as smooth as you can. You can use a hard plastic that wont leave debris in the silicone to smooth it out.

Edit: Also make sure it has plenty of time to cure before adding water and your fish. It should say on the container how long.
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