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post #1 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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YAY!! I just got my new 55 gallon tank!! I bought it from my neighbor who used to keep reptiles. I have it set up in my driveway filled with water to check for leaks!! so excited!!!

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post #2 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 03:23 PM
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AWESOME

When are you bringing it in, setting it up, what fish do you wanna keep, when are the pictures coming???

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post #3 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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im getting ready to post pics of it now. im not sure of the stocking list yet. my boyrfriend wants a freshwater aggressive tank....so im not sure yet.....i REALLY want lake malawi mnuba cichlids...but who knows.....hopefully we will have it up and running early next week but im gonna TRY a fishless cycle....

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post #4 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 03:52 PM
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WARNING! WARNING!

Make sure its an actual "aquarium" tank and not a reptile tank. Most reptial or snake tanks are NOT meant to hold water just keep the little scalies in the tank. They are made of much thinner glass and can easily explode from water pressure. It may fill up nicely. But one good bump from fish or keeper can land 55 gallons in your living room.
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post #6 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 04:02 PM
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Looking good! Cichlids sounds like a very nice idea and there's SO MANY beautiful ones to choose from too.
Did you have any leaks while testing? Just measure and see how think the glass is should be around something like 1/4-1/2", just make sure it not the super think glass like the old windows at granny's house type glass

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post #7 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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the glass is about 1/4" thick.....same thickness as the one they have set up at the LFS (went by there to pic out possible inhabitents)....it is still holding water we will probably empty it and bring it in tonight. although the black plastic around the bottom edge is cracked at one corner, this shouldnt affect anything right?! any way to get rid of scratches on the INTERIOR of the tank, i am assuming it is from the iguana scratching t the glass

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post #8 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 05:06 PM
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You mean that plastic wanna be molding they put around the tanks? Now that don't matter, just put the tank in a way that this crack will sit on the 'back' so you don't see it

No whether glass or acrylic tank, there's nothing you can really do. Except for: Face that side to the back (and hope the crack is on the same side, so all 'ugly' parts are in the back) and just plant in front of it, won't see it

What inmates did you check out?

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post #9 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 05:14 PM
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congrats on the new tank :)
are the scratches on both sides of the tank,if not them if possible
perhaps turn the tank so the scratches are to the back,
i'm not sure if there is anyway to perhaps buff them out,would you be
able to speak to a glazier(sp)
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post #10 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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yes the wanna be molding around the base and top.....unfortunaley no they are on opposite sides.....my boyfriend is a true superglue fanatic and says superglue will fix it (the molding) LOL so we will see.....once it is set up and has new fish i dont think anyone will notice the cosmetic flaws. The only thing that suck is that the only real place we have to put it is in front of one of our living room windows (we have VERY heavy curtains and blinds)...however, i am trying to sucker him into getting a new tv because at the moment the place I want to put it is taken up by a big ol'sit on the floor tv....so..........im trying to work it in that it would look nice to have a tv hanging on that wall with the tank under it....still working on that8)

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