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    I sold this tank in 1980 along with a custom oak stand and a custom filtering system. I was looking on CL for a new (used) tank 3 years ago and found this one on the side of the original buyers house. I knew right away that it was one I built because of the custom threaded blocks on the bottom that only I used and I also remembered the guy that bought lt. It needed a lot of buffing and a little old English for the stand, but it restored nicely. I paid $70 for the tank and stand and after 39 years of use it's still in great shape.
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    That's neat to get it back after all that time, looks great
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    I still don't understand why acrylic tanks get a bad rap?

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    Pricey, and they scratch easily (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Pricey, and they scratch easily (?)
    this tank looked like they stored motor oil in it, and I could still buff it out and I'm not an expert at buffing. As far as pricey, the used ones go pretty cheap.

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    Good to know

    It was stored outdoors, for a long time?...what do you mean by "custom threaded blocks"?
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    Oh SO pretty! Agree, it is very neat that you got it back after all this time.
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    Awesome!
    Everything is in a circle.
    ...and, of course, nice tank; guppies in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Good to know

    It was stored outdoors, for a long time?...what do you mean by "custom threaded blocks"?
    It was stored out side under a tarp for over a year. If you leave acrylic in direct sunlight it will ruin the tank. Custom blocks are what I came up with, the are 2 inch acrylic squares that are a 3/4 inch thick You drill a 1 inch hole in the tank and glue on the block, gives you a 3/4 inch tapped hole for any type of filter you want. At the time Lifegaurd and Seaclear were the best for custom installations, now I just used some pvc threaded plugs to seal up the holes so I could use canisters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold View Post
    Awesome!
    Everything is in a circle.
    ...and, of course, nice tank; guppies in there?
    Lots of different fish, the one I llke the most is a group of honey comb bn pleco (wabenmuster), I don't think it even has a L number yet.
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