Feelable scratches in aquarium
I went out today and purchased two aquariums. The top one I was told was a 35 gallon and the one that sits on the bottom part of the stand is a 25 gallon im told. I noticed after cleaning a few scratches. Some inside some outside. Some I do not feel some I can feel with my nail though not to deep. I took some pics. The tanks were filled with water and fish when I picked them up so he could show me it held water. I assume these are safe and I have no concern about the tank glass caving in in me.
I took some pics
Heres the set up, its filled now with water
Also, I feel like something is missing in my filter but I cant figure out what. Carbon filter?
Scratches are harmless and do not effect the strength of the tank.
True, but there damned annoying!
Measure the length & width = do a G search.
Check the other side of the tank to see if it's better/worse. Most damaged side faces the wall.
Search for "bio wheel cartridge" & figure out which one you need.
Top tank is 29 3/4 inches side to side, 12.5 inches back to front and 18 1/4 high
Bottom is 24 inches side to side, 12 1/4 back to front and 16 3/4 high
Petsmart website for a 20 gallon
24 1/4"L x 12 1/2"W x 16 3/4"H
Petsmart website for a 37 gallon
30"W x 12"D x 22"H (couldnt find a 35 gallon)
The damaged side is facing out. I thought it was better to do that in case the tank caved, it wouldnt cave all over my electric outlets...water is already in them. I was going to use the top tank for chiclids (not oscars) and the bottom tank for just some glass catfish, mollies etc
That's good, at least you didn't get totally ripped off. I could have swore it was a 20G & 10G.
Scratches on a tank that small aren't going to do nothing other than drive you batty when observing your fish. Turned the scratched side around to face the wall.
There's a ton of snow on the sidewalk that needs to be shoveled before it freezes so....
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Sorry in the last post, I didn't have time to compare your measurements to the standard dimensions of the most common fish tanks.
This is how I value the equipment in the picture.
Note... These is US prices.
Since the tank was badly scratched I wouldn't have bought it unless it was a very RARE unique shape that I WANTED.
Also a FILTER can vary in quality, efficiency & dependability, they're NOT all the same. Sounds like your tank had a UG filter (Undergravel Filter).
Anytime you buy previously used equipment, always ask questions & always be slightly skeptical about any claims the seller makes.
35 gallon tank
20 gallon tank
50lbs of substrate
big wood thingy for the one tank
2 light fixtures with bulbs
all would of cost $738 after taxes here.
I feel so bad now for buying it, I feel like I have been ripped off. I took that money out of savings I had for my dog (was going to replace it in a month anyway but still). As for the UG, he never gave me one. Not sure if one was used on this tank or not
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