New build?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by Melonbob, Jun 4, 2009.

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    Melonbob

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    Hey gang!

    I'm starting a new build, downsizing so all my tanks fit in one room. I can get a great deal on a 65 tall rimless starfire on 3 sides. It was run for a year, then sat empty for a year. I was wondering if the silicone will still be good after sitting dirty for a year. Its a 4 hour drive, so I want there to be a good chance everything will be good before I make the trip? I know with a new tank in a store, a year is probably no big deal, but what about a tank that was used and sat empty?

    And will the Octo NW 110 be enough for this setup? It comes with it
     
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    It'll be fine as long as it never leaked before.

    Since it's a 4hr drive, tell the seller you want close up pictures of the seals before making the trip.
     
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    I think it should be fine, as long as it didn't leak before...also, that skimmer should be fine.
     
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    That would be an awesome tank. I was just thinking about how cool it would be to have a rimless tank yesterday. i think you should be just fine.
     
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    Should be okay, but he could have it filled sitting outside when you get there so you could inspect it. Tell him your bringing a gun and will shoot him if it's leaking and you made a 4 hour trip for nothing!:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: Alright may be a bit extreme, especially for a Canadian!
     
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