Thread: Tanks...how long do they last?
03-04-2014, 07:01 PM #11
I remember them too... think I was 10 yrs old and my dad set up a 10 for me....fond memories!
03-04-2014, 07:13 PM #12
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 coolIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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03-04-2014, 07:44 PM #13
03-06-2014, 06:44 PM #14
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
03-08-2014, 01:20 AM #15
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!!!
04-29-2014, 03:15 AM #16
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
04-29-2014, 11:03 PM #17Junior Member Guppy
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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.
04-29-2014, 11:09 PM #18
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