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Old 01-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #11
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The chip is very minor. I think it will be fine unless you see water seeping out.

The resealing job by the previous owner is something I would be more concerned about. I should be water tight, but it's messy looking.

Currently in most parts of the US for the next 2 weeks you can get a brand new 30G tank for $30.

The amount of time it would take to repair, I would buy a new tank since it's not even setup yet.

Here's a photo of the edges of my 29G tank, so you can compare the silicone seals.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:33 AM   #12
 
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The resealing job by the previous owner is something I would be more concerned about.

Currently in most parts of the US for the next 2 weeks you can get a brand new 30G tank for $30.

The amount of time it would take to repair, I would buy a new tank since it's not even setup yet.

Here's a photo of the edges of my 29G tank, so you can compare the silicone seals.

A 37 gallon aquarium here is $179.99. Im in Canada, every thing is soooo much more expensive. The guy I bought this tank from is a breeder. He breeds Chiclids (sp?), builds his own stands, makes his own foods, has a ton of supplies and has about 32 set ups in his place. So, if he resealed it he would of done a better job then I would I think? Dunno, theres no leaks yet that I can see. It is all set up, just needs fish. I can keep my eye open on kijiji. I technically just need the tank. Would a smaller tank fit on my stand? The base of this one fits the stand with maybe 1/2 inch on each outer edge to spare
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:48 AM   #13
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Based on the measurements you gave me... it's 29G

It's definitely NOT a 37G tank.

29G tank kits go for about $120-$200 in the US depending on what's included.
  • $120 range = (Basic filter, basic 100W heater, fluorescent lights)
  • $200 range = (Nicer filter, deluxe 100W heater, LED lights)
Leave the chip & scratch issue alone, but make sure you clean the inside of the glass as much as you can before you fill it with water.

Use the tank for now, if you come across a better deal later on, you know what to look for.
  • Be careful when you clean algae around the seals.
  • What brand & model filter did you end up buying?
  • What's the wattage, brand & model of the NEW heater he gave you?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:53 AM   #14
 
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It's definitely NOT a 37G tank.

29G tank kits go for about $120-$200 in the US depending on what's included.
  • $120 range = (Basic filter, basic 100W heater, fluorescent lights)
  • $200 range = (Nicer filter, deluxe 100W heater, LED lights)
Leave the chip & scratch issue alone, but make sure you clean the inside of the glass as much as you can before you fill it with water.

Use the tank for now, if you come across a better deal later on, you know what to look for.
  • Be careful when you clean algae around the seals.
  • What brand & model filter did you end up buying?
  • What's the wattage, brand & model of the NEW heater he gave you?
At this point I dont care what kind of tank it is. I just want it to be able to hold water and be fine. I wont be able to replace it until the end of February or March even. New heater is 50 watts (will be replacing it anyway its an OLD OLD heater not sure I trust it) as for the model I see Vis but cannot read the rest forgot to check it before I put it into the tank. Filter I bought is meant for a tank 40-50 gallons I believe. Basically, all I need now is fish, heater...and maybe some plants. When I cleaned the inside I just used warm water and a cloth. I did not touch the silicone with anything rough. Ive had a few tanks before, just none with chips etc

When I went to his place to pick it up, both tanks were filled with water. He had to drain and scoop his fish out. So I saw it held water fine. I think what happened was the background he had on the tank was on the side with the chip and I just did not peel back the backing to check anything. I have the side that was covered with the backing facing the front now because of the "Hagen" symbol I am anal about stuff like that lol

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