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    I remember them too... think I was 10 yrs old and my dad set up a 10 for me....fond memories!

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    I've been trying to find a tank like that for about a year now.

    I think having one of those old tanks set up and running would really cool
    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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    Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 
    Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 
    Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
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    That's what the 5 gallon I had as a kid was!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus 
    Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 
    for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly 

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    Ill have to get a picture uploaded of my 45gal metaFrame tank. I have harleys and a breeding group of neon rainbows in it.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    to keep a tank lasting it's longest I would recommend to never let it sit empty. this is usually when the silicone will dry out and degrade.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Well, sure enough. If you think about something over and over it almost always happens right? My 75g is at my parents house and I go over to do water changes periodically. For some reason, I knelt down to to the carpet and noticed how damp the carpet was. I chalked it up to my oscar splashing and some water wet the carpet. Well, as I got a little further in my water change, I noticed that under the tank in the cabinet was all wet. Turns out the tank WAS leaking from the bottom back right area. No idea what caused this as the tank isnt more than 10 yrs old and its had fish in it every day except 1 full day. I was leaving for my honeymoon the next day (great timing right?) so I had to act quickly.

    I ended up draining the entire tank, set up a 45 gallon for the time being that I had in storage and got my oscar into that set up. I know its not ideal, but Im lucky the tank didnt burst and the fish end up dead.

    Now I'm in search of a new 75g for the O.

    Moral of the story- you never know when the silicone is gonna go. Everyone go check your tanks for leaks now lol!
    55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
    75G-oscar

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    My 65 gal. tank was purchased new over 30 years ago. It was left in a basement at our previous house until we moved to where we live now. It also sat empty here for 5 yrs. It never had water in it after I tore it down after it had been set up the first 3 yrs. When I decided to set it up this winter I filled it for a leak test and let it sit full of water for 5 days. No leak not even a drop. I guess it's safe to say no matter how old a tank is it will either not leak or it will leak but the best thing to do is test it prior to setting it up for use as a fish tank. Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Ill have to get a picture uploaded of my 45gal metaFrame tank. I have harleys and a breeding group of neon rainbows in it.
    Oooo, I would love to see a pic of this tank (love neon dwarfs).
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank (still cycling) - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras

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