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Looking at this tank, have not yet seen it personally. Guy said it had a ding in it so I had him email me a picture. What are your thoughts on it, should I be worried about it? 210 gallons 84X24X24 he has had water in it and there was no leaking. I think he had it filled for a week. I am torn about it, I think it would be fine but would love to hear your thoughts and is there anything I can do about it? I know I have read about sandwiching and siliconing a small psc of glass inside the tank for more support. Anyway here are a couple of pic's.




I should add he said the ding is not missing glass so it's not actually a chip, I also don't see any damage on the frame?
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personally i would not trust it since the chip looks to be in the inside of the glass. How close is it to the silicone seam? It could work for some months maybe a year but all of the sudden it can pop on you. Thats a huge risk man i would advice against it
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The last pic looks scary.It's a hair line crack leading to the other side of the glass.Big risk being that the tank is 210 gallons.Leave this one out with the worries of the tank leaking and keep searching for one in mint condition...
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I personally would leave it alone it it was a 75 or 90 no problem but the pressure of a 210 might not work and moving a tank like that might cause even more problems for you good luck
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If it is for a great deal, pick it up.
My 210 has a 3/8 chip on the corner and its doing wonderful magic for me.
Just check out the silicone is all that really matters.
I will post pics if you of my ADG Euro Tank 7ft tank corner chip and NO worries.
See if he sells it for 300 beans or less.
Thats stealing it.
You will be just fine with that, atleast my tank is and I am running some serious flow.

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Thanks all! The guy want's 500 for the set up, top tank and stand. I am really bummed over this part of me says take it not at 500 though, and part says stay away. I am also looking at 8'X24X24 tank only, for 300. I just don't know if it's still available, I am calling him today to see. I can do the 8 footer but the 7 ft would fit better in the space. An 8ft Tropheus tank would be awesome!!
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dude get the 8ft.
No question about that.
then spend less than 200 to make a real nice stand or have someone help or do it for you.
Thats a no Brainer bubba.
Good luck man in getting that monster tank you want.


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dude get the 8ft.
No question about that.
then spend less than 200 to make a real nice stand or have someone help or do it for you.
Thats a no Brainer bubba.
Good luck man in getting that monster tank you want.


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I decided against the tank with the chip, thanks guys, it would always be in he back of my mind. So I am picking the 8 footer up tomorrow like Darth said it's a no brainer!! It's going to be my project tank with the building of a stand and top for it.
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Good luck JimA.Can't wait to see your project
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Good luck JimA.Can't wait to see your project

Thinking about this?

So I am a one tank guy, this 8 ft tank will take the place of my 165. I have been looking at the current background in there and thinking about (when the other tank is ready) removing that background, flipping it completly over so the top will actually be on the btm of the 8ft tank all the way to the left of the tank for more of a shoreline effect starting high then tappering to the right with various rocks in place to give it depth? That psc originally was the btm psc of the actual background, so it is upside down now. Take a look at it if you can imagine it I would love to hear your thoughts! My only concern is the dead space under it, but I have been thinking on how to make it removable to clean behind it once and awhile. It would have to be anchored somehow yet movable. Maybe rocks glued to it?

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