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Posted: 1/20/2006 7:20:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 8:16:33 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:32:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 7:33:16 PM EDT by mojo]
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:33:08 PM EDT
Sorry to hear about that my man.
POP had a huge tank - about the same size when I was a kid - it popped twice.

Pure horror in the house when this happened - the world stopped and it was all about the fish and the carpet.


I feel your pain. - But do not want to be in your shoes.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:32:09 PM EDT
That sucks dude. Hope it never happens to any of my tanks.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:54:49 PM EDT
salt or fresh?

fake or live plants?

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 10:13:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 10:14:15 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:04:26 AM EDT
thats freakin nice!

use to love frontosas but never got them to be nice with each other and usually ended up with only one in the end.

then we ended up with one of these bad boys


was about a foot and a half long before it finally died, was in the family for 13-14yrs then decided to eat one of those plecos sucker fishes.

what brand tank do you have and why does it keep springing leaks? ours is a 135gal from oceanic and the glass on that thing is almost an inch thick
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:20:02 AM EDT
Is the 240 gallon tank, 'the big one'?

Wow!

That's a real bitch, I would imagine.

Hopefully, you can get the problem solved without too much trouble...or too much more trouble.

Eric The(GrilledOrBlackened?)Hun
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:13:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 6:19:25 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:17:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:18:10 AM EDT
Hate to hear that. Never lost a tank. <crosses fingers><knocks on wood>

Fish are great and it looks like you had put a lot of effort into a great tank. Fish tanks are better than Paxil or any of the other soul sucking drugs to relax and refresh the mind when one kicks back and watches them for an hour with a good classical CD playing.

wganz

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:18:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Guess I will need 3 people later to help me move the big tank outside.
Damn 240 tank wieghs around 500 lbs. alone without any sand in it.



I can confirm that it was a PITA moving it onto a new stand due to its size... with 4 people.

If its broken, can you just break it :D and get it over with?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:22:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:36:58 AM EDT
Sorry about your lose. I need to get in touch w/ you the next time you come over to TRG's house. I want about a 175 gallon fresh water in my new house, and would appreciate your advice before buying anything.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:38:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:34:23 AM EDT
Are the smaller tanks more reliable? Since there is less pressure on the walls?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:30:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:58:25 AM EDT
Sorry to hear about your tank that is a really nice set up.


Can any of you guys help me out? I have a 55 gallon oscar tank with one oscar. I reset it up after I moved to Houston with a new oscar and one pleco. I have had it set up since July with no problems and last week, over about 3 days, it has clouded completly greem. I cant see in the tank 3 inches.

What can I do to get rid of this? Is it an amonia problem? I will take a pic if that would help. thanks
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:06:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:10:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:35:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Are the smaller tanks more reliable? Since there is less pressure on the walls?



Not necessarily, depends on age and how many times the tank has been moved.
Also a level or un-level stand will determine tank strength over time.
A lot of things can go wrong. But if you have an all glass tank, odds are
That at some point it will leak. But I have a 55 gallon tank that is almost
20 years old and has never leaked. Also have a 100 gallon that is 8 years
old and has never leaked. They are both all glass tanks.




same with our 135gal. ~15yrs
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 1:56:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 1:57:35 PM EDT by DaTrueDave]

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

I'll sell it cheap. Some other fish types won't mind re-sealing it if I sell it cheap enough.



Indeed.

Resealing is a pain, though. You have to scrape off and clean all of the old silicone off the edges for the seal to be reliable...

Edit: I would ask you what you want for it, but I've got no room for that size tank right now...
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:12:23 PM EDT
Dude. I've been there. Used to raise African Cichlids.

Nothing like the sound of drip-drip-drip and flopping fish to ruin your night.

Good luck.

Ed
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:10:23 PM EDT
I have a 40 gallon setup if anyone wants to Buy it for cheap.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:46:47 PM EDT
Sushi at Leg's place tonight.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:21:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Well, bad things happen to bad people.

TRG



Yep, I tried to get him to come to Tate's with me and hang out, but he was too "busy" with computer problems, or some such nonsense.

Now look what happened. Instant Karma.



TRG - you owe me $20.

Legs - you owe me $65.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:43:57 AM EDT
Those Frontosas are good looking fish, glad to here you were there to save them. Sorry to hear about your tank and I feel your pain. I have a 225 gal that needs repaired. Came home after being gone for a week on vacation and noticed my tank looked funny. Then I noticed the top of the sides were bowed out. After inspecting the tank I found that the top brace holding the sides together had pulled apart, broke off one side. Now I have clamps holding the top together until I find the time to drain the tank and make the repair. I don't know how the side glass held together under that amount of pressure, but feel luck it did.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:14:13 PM EDT
I L L, I'll help you move your new tank in, and your old tank out, just gimme a holler.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:13:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 7:14:16 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:26:22 AM EDT
Fuck a moving van, I gots a truck. We'll strap it down in the bed of my truck. It'll hang out the back about a 1 1/2, and I'll just tie a piece of red cloth to the end. We'll look like rednecks, but we'll be in Denton, so we'll blend in just fine.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:55:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:10:10 AM EDT
So you are buying another glued together glass leakaholic?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:36:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:17:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Neww chair for me, yh\r\thin waoons wiht mgear gets it bad 10 fold.
Lots goodied oanedd, And since TRT\G won;r there, mre for thr nr members,;




Lay off the booze, my man.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:00:46 PM EDT
should be free on sat, let me know if you need bodies man

txl
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:35:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
should be free on sat, let me know if you need bodies man

txl



+1
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:48:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:59:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By FAIL-SAFE:
Fuck a moving van, I gots a truck. We'll strap it down in the bed of my truck. It'll hang out the back about a 1 1/2, and I'll just tie a piece of red cloth to the end. We'll look like rednecks, but we'll be in Denton, so we'll blend in just fine.




Needs full support for the trip to my place. Can't have any of the tank hanging off the end of the truck at all.
I will also have to put styrofoam under it for the trip home.

Otherwise, the stress may break the seal somewhere. Then I would be right back it the same boat.



Sorry, I completely forgot about that part. I'll still be able to help you out this weekend, though.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:25:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By FAIL-SAFE:
Fuck a moving van, I gots a truck. We'll strap it down in the bed of my truck. It'll hang out the back about a 1 1/2, and I'll just tie a piece of red cloth to the end. We'll look like rednecks, but we'll be in Denton, so we'll blend in just fine.




Needs full support for the trip to my place. Can't have any of the tank hanging off the end of the truck at all.
I will also have to put styrofoam under it for the trip home.

Otherwise, the stress may break the seal somewhere. Then I would be right back it the same boat.



Just put a sheet of wood and a sheet of foam underneath it... That'll give it the same protection that a big truck would offer.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:43:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:47:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 6:58:53 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:05:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:09:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:25:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
I have FAIL-SAFE and wganz and FALARAK to help saturday.
Free pizza for your time and effort.



I am on Atkins. Steaks sounds good.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:18:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:25:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mojo:

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
I have FAIL-SAFE and wganz and FALARAK to help saturday.
Free pizza for your time and effort. Thanks guys.

I'll be renting a U-haul. Not taking any chances this time.



Man....I would spend all my $$$ on guns and ammo...instead of fish, their food, equipments, cleaning up with or without leaking.....



Mojo, you do spend all your money on guns and ammo
Well, and kids, and education....


TXL
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:03:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:32:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
I have FAIL-SAFE and wganz and FALARAK to help saturday.
Free pizza for your time and effort. Thanks guys.

I'll be renting a U-haul. Not taking any chances this time.





TRG



Mission accomplished.

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:22:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 4:23:32 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:30:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
I have FAIL-SAFE and wganz and FALARAK to help saturday.
Free pizza for your time and effort. Thanks guys.

I'll be renting a U-haul. Not taking any chances this time.



www.math.hawaii.edu/~hile/math100/comba_files/stooges.jpg

TRG



Mission accomplished.




Yes it was! Thank you wganz, falarak, lordtrader and Fail-safe for helping me out.
It was one heavy bitch. Hope everyones back is ok.

xzodus.com/fish/newtank03.jpg

There is water in the tank now. Leting the filters do there thing.
I'll post pic's when it's all set up.



and I had to drive off and leave the old tank behind because I don't have place/time for an awesome tank like that now.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:50:04 AM EDT
Tagged for the pictures when set up.
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