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  1. Default ugggghh. I need some help guys tank trim and filters oh my


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    first off, new free aquarium I was gonna pick up has pieces of the black trim at bottem peeling off. giver say that she has pics of it holding water. ok, not that i wanna argue with a person giving a 125 way. problem is it is a long drive in a truck that drinks gas. After all this hype and planning i feel crushed. as she is is giving it away; i feel bad to tell her to fill it up and to be honest, I am not sure she or me know what to look for on spur of the moment. So does trim affect seal. She tells me that when it started peeling the drained tank and added extra sealent to be sure. also if it doesnt leak with seal missing is it halfway to a leak?? or "damaged goods".

    second question. my Aunt found a few HOB filter that work at a yarsale, all penguin 350s with no lids. as i take the motor off to clean them.( I did not know you could do this till tonight as i was fiddling with them and got it off) i look at the model number and kind.. It as follows e63138: Model T3. ok so i go online to look for lids. all i can find is tetra t3. This filters have slots for bio-wheels and looking at tetras filters, i have yet to see one with bio-wheel. I feel lost on both. exspecially on the 125. I dont want it to burst in my living room.


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    Is it a trim pc, or a frame pc ?

    A frame pc will have one or two cross braces which provides needed support to the tank

    It won't cost too much just to replace the frame pcs (top and bottom) along with resealing the tank.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Is it a trim pc, or a frame pc ?

    A frame pc will have one or two cross braces which provides needed support to the tank

    It won't cost too much just to replace the frame pcs (top and bottom) along with resealing the tank.

    trim along the bottem, so it can be done, will it less the strengh of the tank, I mean does make back to 100% or get the job done, if ya know what i mean


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    I'm not too sure what you mean

    But is the manufacture put frame pc on the bottom, I would think they did it for a reason. I would replace it. You can order the standard sizes on line from places like glasscages.com
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    My moms bf has 2 tanks a 55 and 29. The bottom black frame was broken off ( both tanks had 1 side peice broken off.). All he did was super glue it back together and called it a day. 4 yrs down the road no problem. But those are smaller and im not sure how bad its broken either. But i saw how tanks are made and it looks like the bottom frame is just to make the assemblers life easier and prevent the bottom glass from chipping or damaging. So wat im trying to say is, i would buy the tank and look at the replacement frame like cliff said. If its too far out of ur budget it might be fixable urself....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    But is the manufacture put frame pc on the bottom, I would think they did it for a reason. I would replace it. You can order the standard sizes on line from places like glasscages.com
    +1 to this!

    They are not expensive at all and even if they were they would still be cheaper than fixing the damage 125G of water can do. This alone = Case Closed IMO.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    ok, will look at getting a new frame, yes the tank is free, so yea. It is the black trim along the bottem of the tank. broke in small odd pieces, would I have to strip the whole thing, i cant see the new pieces fitting in with odd broke off pieces


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    Also, don't forget to remove the old silicone as the new silicone will only stick to the glass and frame. The new silicone will not stick to the old silicone
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    i am freakin confused, i go to the site, i cant find the 72x 21(whatever the dimensions of a 125, forgot at moment) I am also worried I mean i just rip all the black trim at the bottem and strip the silicone, what holds the glas together then, or is the tank held together by seperate silicone on the inside( i probably should know these things). On my big tank back in the day, the whole top piece on one side was ripped of, I just turned it facing the wall, but this is the bottem and i am bit terrified.


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    I can't see how you could possibly find what you are looking for IF you don't KNOW what you are looking for.

    This is your first problem.

    A 125 footprint is 72 x 18.

    If Glasscages doesn't list that size I would call them and ask if they carry it but don't list it [Doubtful but possible] I would also look elsewhere.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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