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Old 03-25-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
 
120 gal tank

I have an oppertunity to buy a used 120 gal glass tank for $60. The tank will come with two filters (not sure of the brand) and decorative rokcs. Also im not sure of the age of the tank.

I plan to inspect the tank for cracks, chips and scratches on the glass that may compromise the integurity of the tank.


My question:

Are there any other areas or testing of the tank that I should concern myself with?

Thanks
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:23 AM   #2
 
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I have an oppertunity to buy a used 120 gal glass tank for $60. The tank will come with two filters (not sure of the brand) and decorative rokcs. Also im not sure of the age of the tank.

I plan to inspect the tank for cracks, chips and scratches on the glass that may compromise the integurity of the tank.


My question:

Are there any other areas or testing of the tank that I should concern myself with?

Thanks
I would want to see if it held water when full .
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
 
Common sense, look at all the seams to make the glue - caulking from the manufacturer are intact, there was no patch job done. A quick visual before you add the water. Do ask questions of any repairs or the previous use, it seems like a good deal. Just your due diligense.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #4
 
If you have the room/time, it never hurts to fill the tank in a garage or patio and watch it for a few days. I would not worry too much though, the larger tanks are usually pretty well made.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:51 PM   #5
 
Having a small leak is easily fixed by replacing the interior corner silicone glue with new glue and your good to go. If it were me, I'd automatically replace the interior glue just to be safe.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
 
That is a really good advise to replace the inside silicone glue if you are not sure about the history of the tank. A+ to rsn48
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