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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
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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.
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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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    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 .

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelfish11788
    I am about to leave to pick it up. i will, also yall keep saying frame. is frame and trim the same.
    No, they are two different things as already posted in this thread. Trim is there for looks only while frame pcs will keep the tank from falling apart over time.

    Worse case situation for you right now is that the tank has a broken frame pc which needs replacing and you need to replace the outer seal of the tank. Frame pcs are not that expensive and you should be able find a supplier on google or get one directly from a tank manufacture.

    Replacing the outer seal is real easy to do and I normally replace the outer seal on all used tanks that I buy just so I have a pc of mind knowing it will not leak

    Even your worse case situation gives you a great tank really cheap

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=52239
    Last edited by Cliff; 12-28-2012 at 03:47 PM.
    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 seeing this as walking out the door, i swear my head is a cloud, sorry yall, I will just post a pic, so yall know extactly what i am talking about, then we will go from there.

    cliff, i swear i am not an air head,


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    here is what i am talking about, also is this stand homemade, never seen a stand like that in a lfs. everyone left that helped me carry it so i had to take a pic as best as i could, i cant move it much





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