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post #1 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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How long should I wait?

I've been planning on upgrading to a bigger tank from my 29 gallon for a while now. Earlier this year I found a 55 gallon on the town's junk days. At the time I didn't think I needed it for anything (little did I know then) and so I gave it to my nephew who had more room. He never used it, and decided he didn't want it, so I took it back and I'm going to use it for my new tank. I got it back this afternoon and filled it up outside. I had never tested it for leaks or anything, and neither did my nephew. How long should I let it sit before I can assume it's ok to use? I would like to get going on my little (not so little actually) project of bringing this tank back to life while I have the free time this weekend if possible. I want to do the painted background (with krylon make it stone paint), and if possible I would like to get to it tomorrow assuming no leaks on the tank. Should I let it sit longer?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 08:52 PM
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just an hour or 2 should be fine to make sure its pretty visible if a tank is leaking

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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It's been out there for about 6 hours...I figure overnight should be a pretty good indicator...but who knows. It hasn't had water in it since at least april.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 09:11 PM
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Do you mean, how long should you cycle it? I would say at least a week, more is better.

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post #5 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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No, how long should I leave it with water in it to determine if it will hold water.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-06-2009, 10:27 PM
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Not sure, but I recently setup my 20 gal for qt and it started leaking immediately!
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-07-2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Well, it's been out there overnight now, and no visible leaks, no bowing or anything. I ran my hand along all of the seams...all dry. I think the deer got into it for a drink though...

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-07-2009, 02:22 PM
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Sounds like you're good to go. Maybe start a build thread with pictures?

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post #9 of 12 Old 09-07-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it's going to be a week or so before I have all the stuff to get it up and running, but I'm taking pictures as I go. When I get it done I will post them all. In the process of getting the background sprayed on. Literally watching paint dry...

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-07-2009, 03:56 PM
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That's about as fun as watching grass grow!
Looking forward to the pics

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