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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by tyler_medeiros, May 14, 2005.

  1. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    so me and my girlfried were out wandering around looking at different garage sales and stuff and we found this awsome 90 gallon corner tank. And only for $100. It has no leaks and it only three years old. We saw it but passed it by. Today we were thinking that it would be a great buy and we could put it away untill we get a bigger place in a year or two. So we called back today and they still have it. Its been 3 days and no ones bought it yet.
    Anyone think we should go for it.
     
  2. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    oh ya also i noticed a hole cut in the side of the tank with a pvc pipe coming out of it. I know it went to a sump which means it was a salt water tank but could it still be there if i mak eit a fresh water tank.
     
  3. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i think you could
     
  4. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    you could just seal over the hole, but i dont know if that would work well.
    I think, for $100... GO FOR IT! WITHOUT QUESTION! BUY IT!
     
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I don't know how you would go about setting it up, but I do know that you can use a sump with a freshwater tank. I wouldn't try just patching the glass because that's a lot of pressure and I think it would probably blow out any seal you put there. Unless maybe you could put a cap on the PVC but I'm still not going to guarantee that it won't leak. Another option would be to completely replace that pane of glass.

    -Chelle
     
  6. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    So we just got home with the new 90 gallon tank and it is huge. It just barly fit through the doors. the bad thing is it has to be moved again in a month or two. It is absolutly filthy. It was a salt water tank and haddent been cleaned in three years. Does anyone have any good recomendations on filters, heaters, pumps, and even ways or products i could use to clean it up. It has red algea all over it and salt clumps everywhere. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
     
  7. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    I think you should set up the sump. You COULD try patching the hole form the insdie with a peice of glass and a few tubes of silicon that way when it is filled up the water will be putting preasure on the patch to stay in that spot.
     
  8. hooterhead

    hooterhead New Member

    razor blade to get the coralline algea(red) just be careful around the corners where it's sealed. you could use a sump or do what M_wm said and use a piece of glass/plastic and silicone it over the hole. i think either would work just fine. the salt will just wash off. for a tank that big, depending on what you are putting in it, a sump would probably be your best bet. if you want to go more simple, get 2 HOB (hang on back) filters. something like the emporer 280. i've got one of those and the emporer 400 that i've had for a couple of years and they are doing fine. salt and fresh. good luck
     
  9. A*F*O

    A*F*O New Member

    no that dosent fresh water tanks can have sumps aswell and you dont need a sump for a sw. just wash it dow with bleech and then rinse real good and the tank should be clean of any bad substances
     
  10. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    ok so i researched the sump idea and it seems like to much work and money.
    I decided to go with two AquaClear 300 which aree rated for a 75 gallon (i think) so im going to have to cap off the sump hole. Since i dont want to completely get rid of the hole im just simply going to turn the flange around so the elbow is inside the tank and then cap it off and hide it with plants and stuff.

    <img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/tyler_amanda/fix.bmp" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    any suggestions let me know.. Thanks
     
  11. sleeper

    sleeper New Member

    Hey buddy do you have any pictures of that tank? I'm curious what a 90 gal corner tank looks like!
     
  12. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    no sorry i dont i can try and get one for ya though
     
  13. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    sorry i couldnt get any pics
    this is the basic shape of it.

    <img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/tyler_amanda/tank.bmp" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">
     
  14. hooterhead

    hooterhead New Member

    yeah those are nice. my lfs had one with his mascot fish in it. it was an angler the size of a volley ball! great stuff. did it come with a canopy and stand too?
     
  15. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    unfortunatly no.
    I am planing to start building one very soon and im hoping for less that $100 but that may be pushing it. I hoping though.
     
  16. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    have you ever thought about a diy sump ? and it clean it i would use vinger and rinse well
     
  17. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    yes acctually i was planninmg to build my sump but i still dont think its worth it. Its so much work. I had it all figured out and then i thought of what happens if the power goes out. I will just over flow all over the ground unless i put float switches in then i have to get into all of the electronics and its just alot easier to buy a filter.

    Oh ya i spent two hours cleaning it the other day and i did use vinigar and water and a scrubby pad.
     
  18. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    How loud are sumps???
     
  19. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i'm not you sure i belive there quiet tho
     
  20. A*F*O

    A*F*O New Member


    ARE YOU CRAZY lol thats no where near a good anuff fiteration ac 300 was what i had on my 33g and that was just anuff ac way over rates there fiters you will have fishdieing i have a ac 300 adn a ac 500 on my tank and that keeps it nice a clear. i have a 90g as well and if i had a tank like the one you have i would want it as ncie a posible! lol there is my input
     

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