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Thread: The Lake

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    So I've been watching for a good deal on a 55 gallon while waiting for petco's $1 per gallon sale... Went to the LFS last night and they had a whole stack of used 75's! A few of them were drilled, and most had some kind of scary looking chips in the corners, but one stood out. No chips, no scratches, glass almost twice as thick as the other tanks... I couldn't resist! It came home with me last night for $70! Hehe

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    Cool! Nice find.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    Thanks! Gonna be an african cichlid tank. Leaning towards Peacocks...

    Gotta reseal it and build a stand...

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    A 75 gallon for $70.00 is an awesome find, well done.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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    Thanks! I couldn't pass it up... especially when my wife gave me the green light!!

    Quick question: I am thinking I will have to make a custom cover since this is an older tank with no center brace. How thick should the cover glass be? The cover would be roughly 47" by 15" to allow space at the back for filtration, heater cords, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingIsFishy View Post
    Thanks! I couldn't pass it up... especially when my wife gave me the green light!!

    Quick question: I am thinking I will have to make a custom cover since this is an older tank with no center brace. How thick should the cover glass be? The cover would be roughly 47" by 15" to allow space at the back for filtration, heater cords, etc.
    You would have your 3/16 inch thick glass cut at a glass shop and can buy the plastic hinge and the plastic piece (for the 3/16" glass) that you can trim to fit around your filter at Drs Foster & Smith - they come in 6 ft lengths. Here is the link -

    www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3731+13819&pcatid=13819
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Thanks! I knew about the hinges, the LFS stocks them. Just wasn't sure how thick the glass needed to be since it has no center support...

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    That is an excellent find - and what a price! I don't think you'd ever find anything that cheap here in the UK. Good work, I look forward to seeing how this tank progresses. What are your plans for a stand?
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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    For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl 
    I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingIsFishy View Post
    Thanks! I knew about the hinges, the LFS stocks them. Just wasn't sure how thick the glass needed to be since it has no center support...
    For the glass tops you buy, anything over 30 inches wide is 3/16 inch thick glass.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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