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Old June 15th 08, 02:34 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
NoSpam
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Default Tank Thickness

I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence
Last tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed
corners. It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the
front. Scared the heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.



This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after
years of use?



I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used
tank? And the stand? and the hood?



Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?



Want Don't want



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Old June 16th 08, 03:00 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
KurtG[_8_]
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On Jun 14, 8:34*pm, "NoSpam" wrote:
I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence
Last tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed
corners. It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the
front. Scared the heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.

This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after
years of use?

I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used
tank? And the stand? and the hood?

Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?

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All tanks bow to some extend be it glass or acrylic. You may be
paranoid about it busting, but if you buy a decent name brand tank you
do not have any worries, Buy some off brand piece of **** and take
your chances. Lopok on your local or area Craigslist for used tanks.
Tanks today are made in euro brace as well...........they eliminate
most if not all bowing of any tank be it glass or acrylic but IMHO
leave a lot to be desired when it comes to access in certain tank
sizes. Are yu that far from a LFS that you cannot checkout a tank? Tis
much better to plut your eyeballs on a tank or other things than
relying on a description written up by some idiot..and then have some
folks interpret what is being stated.and what is actually being said.
Oceanic, AGA Perfecto are all name brands of tanks but all are glass.
or check out glasscages.com as they make acrylic tanks and have lots
of info on acrylic tanks on their site..
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Old June 16th 08, 11:06 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Default Tank Thickness

If you want an use tank, I'd got to ebay.com

But not to buy only the tank, but the whole setup.

It'll be cheaper.




"NoSpam" wrote in message
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I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence
Last tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed
corners. It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the
front. Scared the heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.



This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after
years of use?



I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used
tank? And the stand? and the hood?



Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?



Want Don't want



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(Art Challenged



Thanks everyone.






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Old June 17th 08, 02:22 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
KurtG[_8_]
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Default Tank Thickness

On Jun 16, 5:06*pm, "RubenD" wrote:
If you want an use tank, *I'd got to ebay.com

But not to buy only the tank, *but the whole setup.

It'll be cheaper.

"NoSpam" wrote in message

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I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence
Last tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed
corners. It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the
front. Scared the heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.


This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after
years of use?


I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used
tank? And the stand? and the hood?


Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?


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Yea right., Ebay, where a lot of the times you buy someone elses
headache, or it arrives cracked or busted or missrepresented and it
takes a lot of screwing around to get corrected and get compensated
for it if at all. What one considers in good or perfect shape is
trash to another.CAVEAT EMPTOR..........Tanks are not all that
expensive overall, but add shipping to that price on an Ebay tank and
it soon passes out a new tank. Thnags are not really a bargain on ebay
anymore, and lots of the crap is put out by JEBO which has to make
thew worst crap there is..but fake the names so it looks like brand
name stuff which it is not. Buy the tank local and buy a decent one it
will be with you a long long time and you have a company to fall back
on if it screws up. Oceanic and AGA both have 5 year
warrantys.........whats an ebay tank have? "0" As for filters and
pumps etc , thats pretty cheap also abnd again best bought local or
from an online vendor such as BigAL's or Drs Foster and
Smith.........better prices than what most stuff sells for on ebay and
its new, has a warranty and its returnable without a problem
too...........Its the live rock and corals that cost the most in money
as will the lights, Once again buy from an online vendor.hello lights,
The two docs place AH Supply, Big ALs Marine Depot etc etc..........

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Old July 11th 08, 04:59 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
Ridley Scoot
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Default Tank Thickness

If you're buying new, I always say set your budget up front an buy as
big as you can afford.

My first few tanks were used though and you can absolutely get a great
buy that way. People who have a tank and don't want it REALLY want to
get rid of them - the bigger the tank, the truer that is, so the better
the deal is usually. YMMV.

Check your town paper's classifieds as well as the classified magazines
like Tradin Times that cover your locale. If you shop eBay, I'd still
recommend shopping only around your area.

And *of course* test fill any used tank *outside* when you get it home!

Good luck.


On 2008-06-14 21:34:03 -0400, "NoSpam" said:

I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence
Last tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed
corners. It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the
front. Scared the heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.



This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after
years of use?



I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used
tank? And the stand? and the hood?



Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?



Want Don't want



___________________ _____________________

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| | |
|

| | |
|- How

| | |
| Thick?

| | |
|

( ) |
|

(_________________) |____________________|



(Art Challenged



Thanks everyone.



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Old October 6th 08, 04:24 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
damn hippie
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Simple - if you are getting a used tank hold out for an oceanic - they are
the thickest glass in the biz "off the shelf". reseal any used tank you buy
though - regardless of how good it looks.
All Glass makes good tanks too but nowhere near the quality of Oceanic.
Avoid acrylic at all costs.
Oceanic has a chart on their site giving thickness of glass along with
all other dimensions of their tanks. They are the Rolls Royce of "off the
shelf" tanks.

"NoSpam" wrote in message
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I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence Last
tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed corners.
It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the front. Scared the
heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.



This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after years of
use?



I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used tank?
And the stand? and the hood?



Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?



Want Don't want



___________________ _____________________

| | | |

| | | |

| | | |- How

| | | | Thick?

| | | |

( ) | |

(_________________) |____________________|



(Art Challenged



Thanks everyone.






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Old October 6th 08, 07:06 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
John Smith[_3_]
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Default Tank Thickness

On Oct 6, 10:24*am, "damn hippie" wrote:
Simple - if you are getting a used tank hold out for an oceanic - they are
the thickest glass in the biz "off the shelf". reseal any used tank you buy
though - regardless of how good it looks.
* *All Glass makes good tanks too but nowhere near the quality of Oceanic.
Avoid acrylic at all costs.
* *Oceanic has a chart on their site giving thickness of glass along with
all other dimensions of their tanks. They are the Rolls Royce of "off the
shelf" tanks.

"NoSpam" wrote in message

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I'm thinking of getting back into the hobby after a 20 year absence Last
tank I had was a store bought 55g size, rectangular, with bowed corners..
It developed, after 2-3 years, about a 1" bow across the front. Scared the
heck out of me. It was a fish only tank.


This time I want a 90-110g tank, rectangular, acrylic with the bowed
corners. How thick should the tank be so that it stays flat after years of
use?


I would like to buy it used. What's the going price/gal for a used tank?
And the stand? and the hood?


Can anyone recommend a web site so I can get a look at it?


Want * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Don't want


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Thats your ****ing opinion dude. I hear your much better at sucking
dick than giving advice. Go get a ****ing clue your opinion does not
mean a dam thing, nor does your so called title of official crotch
crickets (crab's) checker either..Especially in such a dead dead dead
beyond dead usenet group.
 




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