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Pic Of The 6 Ft Tank. Repairs&setting Up.

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Grant Varcoe, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Grant Varcoe

    Grant Varcoe New Member

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    This is my 6 Ft tank in progress. The bottom glass was smashed bought 2nd hand for a bargain price so it was off to the Glazier for repairs at my expense, daunting process moving it around. Setting up the base too, pics before and after.

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    Woah, that looks like quite an undertaking! Is it fixed yet or still in the process?
     
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    whats your plan? new glass panel or an epoxied plywood bottom? always wonder about costs to repair beasts like these lol
     
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    i had a quote from a commercial glazier very reasonable price $ 170.00 AU.
     
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    Here is the results of the repair also paint job on the cabinet

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    Hey Grant, looks great I have one just like it (except mine has a blown out side) that I've been planning to fix. I don't think I'll go for glass, but epoxy plywood (save my money for plants, etc.) and do it myself. I'm also thinking I'll flip it so the busted side becomes the open top. It will make it more shallow, but wider. Thanks for the motivation!
     
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    Your new to you tank looks great! Even though the picture does not show the repaired bottom of the tank, it does hold water which is a huge improvement on the first pictures! Haha! :D Great use of space! I assume you know the possibility of additional algae from the sun coming in the window behind the tank since you have shades pulled down on the window. Good luck with getting everything together!
     
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