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cutting a 125 acrylic???
Old 08-25-2010, 08:51 AM   #11
 
thanks

yeah selling it might be easier....the work if the project doesn't bother me, as i am a contractor....but i just didn't know how the epoxy or glue would hold after reassembly...and the tank doesn't have a rim or anything...it's just an acrylic rectangle...
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #12
 
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all cast? or pieced together? if its not cast the weld on or poxy will work.....
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:10 AM   #13
 
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id hate to see you do all this, then fill it, stock it and that side gives out. what you want to do can be done, but i personally would not risk it failing to ruin my tank, livestock and home. just my opinion ofcourse. i also still suggest moving something else for the tank to fit to where you were going to put the tank in the first place. there arnt any spare bookshelves in the house?
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:59 PM   #14
 
the tank

here it is...i wanted to move my mixed mumba into the 125 from my 55...but the length of the tank......
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #15
 
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this may work well since it has the frame on the top. if you do go through with it, please take pictures along the way.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:20 PM   #16
 
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just out of morbid curiosity did you pick this up in western MA??? i saw some one selling two of them at a recent yard sale and almost got one!!!!!!!!

yeah i agree it looks good for cutting :)
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:17 AM   #17
 
the tank

thank you all for the good advice....so here is my plan...i am thinking, if i cannot trade the tank then i will as a last resort cut and reseal the tank....your 180 gallon build was great. i have all those tools, and it looks pretty straight forward.....but the practice is what counts...i will be practicing alot before i would cut and weld the tank back together...so i will just sit and wait...i put the 125 on craigs list...hope fully someone with a 100 or 90 will trade...if not i will post pics on the whole build....because i need a canopy and a stand, and the thoughts if making a wet/dry sump for this project...angain thanks to all for the advice and i will keep you all posted..
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:20 AM   #18
 
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and sorry bearwithfish i got that tank from a buddies girl friend.....she said it was taking too much room in there house. it was a saltwater tank and they moved to town, and had no room in their new house...so he got a 90 and the 125 sat up stairs empty for 2 1/2 years....thank you....but yeah this all happened in michigan...
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:23 PM   #19
 
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oh ok i was just asking because i almost bought them and thought it was a bit odd to see one a week or two later LOL,....any how i hope it all goes well and look forward to seeing a build thread on what ever you decide....
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