11-18-2008, 11:47 AM
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Well, cleaning has been fun. I basically threw away everything that came with the tank. The Heater was an ancient glass heater that appeared cracked. the Filter...well we just won't go there. It also had an underground filter setup, that wasn't pretty. I threw it out, along with the rock it had in it.
I'm about to throw out both hood Lights included with the tank as well. One of them the plug was corroded as well as the switch wouldn't pop in and out, therefore I couldn't shut that light off, The other one seems ok. However if I get 1 new light, I might as well get them both, right? lol And the glass for under the lights...Ugh Calcium deposits about a quarter inch thick, that would be alot of work.
So, all that Aside, I put 5 gallons worth of water in it, and it's held that. There is a crack in it that had been sealed, so I'm hoping that it stays sealed.