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250 Acrylic Gallon Fish Tank

Postby lestatak » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:36 pm

I need advice on the breakdown and removal of a 250 Acrylic Gallon Fish 8 foot tank. I agreed to terms with a guy with a verbal agreement of $250 A nice deal considering I was about to spend 300 for a new 120 gallon glass tank. There is a lot of rock work and 12 various saltwater specimens including 1 starfish, tang etc...I will be picking up this tank which is built in the wall with easy access to back. It's on a f foot high stand and the doorwall. I will have to alter the plumbing a bit to to the lower profile. I need to either purchase a new stand or build one. Funds are a issue as I"m high on my budget already and I figure I may need to rent a box-truck for this. The tanks dimentions are 96 1/4 " x 29 1/2" x 24".

I also have no experience with salt water but I have freshwater nailed. This tank was intended for my growing Oscars and other South Americans. But it was truly jawdroping setup and would not want to change a thing and look for a 120 for my S/As.[/img]
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Postby TheeMon » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:07 pm

you shouldnt put a fish tank in a box truck the first bump u hit it will bounce and shatter... you might want to rent a huge van and just take out a row of seats.
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Postby Darkside » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:29 pm

TheeMon wrote:you shouldnt put a fish tank in a box truck the first bump u hit it will bounce and shatter... you might want to rent a huge van and just take out a row of seats.


Acrylic tanks won't shatter.
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Postby lestatak » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:30 am

Thanks for all the replys. :roll:
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Postby TheeMon » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:28 pm

ok well im a glass guy, i know little about acrylic. i didnt know
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Postby lestatak » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:59 pm

You know what, nevermind. A lot of other forums have been much more responsive.
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Postby convictkid » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:14 pm

So I shouldn't pick up a 125 gallon tank in A pickup truck??
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Postby lestatak » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:51 pm

convictkid wrote:So I shouldn't pick up a 125 gallon tank in A pickup truck??


Unfortunately, I wouldn't count on a quick answer from this group.

I've moved a 75 gallon in a pickup with no trouble. Just pad the bottom with blankets to absorb the shock. Drive slowly and avoid quick stops.
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Postby Darkside » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:35 pm

lestatak wrote:Unfortunately, I wouldn't count on a quick answer from this group.


Is that because this is the cichlid forum and not an aquarium supplies forum? Did you stop to think that this may be the wrong heading under which to pose this question? When dealing with a marine set up... is it better to post on a marine forum? Did you ask yourself these questions or did you just complain because of a lack of interest in this thread?
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Postby lestatak » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:53 am

Darkside wrote:
lestatak wrote:Unfortunately, I wouldn't count on a quick answer from this group.


Is that because this is the cichlid forum and not an aquarium supplies forum? Did you stop to think that this may be the wrong heading under which to pose this question? When dealing with a marine set up... is it better to post on a marine forum? Did you ask yourself these questions or did you just complain because of a lack of interest in this thread?


thanks for your input
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Postby Darkside » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:23 am

lestatak wrote:thanks for your input


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