Man, I know I have been asking a lot of questions on this forum, but I cannot even begin to tell you all how much you have helped me so far.
After all the questions I have asked, I realized I have been forgetting the most important one, and that is concerning the tank.
I am buying a 125gal tank from my cousins husband. Like I have said in previous posts, I am buying it for $200. He said the last time it was filled was 3 months ago, sounds good right? He was keeping bass, and slider turtles in the tank. He seems like one of those individuals who go with the flow and deals with a problem when it comes up, so I am not exactly sure how well the tank has been takin care of.
Recently, from some pictures he sent, I noticed that the tank does not have middle braces. This became a concern to me, in regards to the glass cover I would have to buy. What was going to support the glass top? And what was going to support the light fixtures?
After doing some research, I've noticed most tanks without braces are generally older. Not exactly sure how old it is though. So when I found out about how old it might be, I began to worry about the seal in the tank. Would it hold? Is one side going to give out? Became really concerned with this, and now, quite paranoid.
So here I am. I do not have the tank just yet, but when I decide to get it, what route should I do? Should I do the 1/3, 2/3 and then full refill process to check for leaks? Should I check for the hardness or softness of the seals? Should I just go ahead and reseal the tank? Or should I just say "screw it" and by a new 125 gal tank from a local fish store?
My buggest concern is the seals and then the brackets for the middle of the tank. I have read about tanks bowing, due to not having brackets for such a large tank. I have also read about leaks and even sides of tanks failing. WHERE DO I START AND THEN GO? Posted via Mobile Device