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Author Topic: New leaky mystery tank  (Read 150 times)

Tweeder982

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  • Location: Tuscola Tx
New leaky mystery tank
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:48:37 PM »
I was given a tank that has a leak across the bottom seal. I am wanting to restore it but I know nothing about it. All I have is the dimensions which are 51L 16w 22t I believe it's 75 gallons. It also has the filtration built inside the tank. If anyone can give me some insight on this tank it would help out a lot. Thank you.


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Mo

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Re: New leaky mystery tank
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 06:50:08 PM »
Might be an old(?) DAS hex tank. They are aquarium manufacturers out of Waxahachie TX. The overflow/filtration chamber looks very similar to their designs that I've seen in the past.

I resealed a large tank 12+ years ago but it sprung a leak after I refilled it outside. I should have used something better than the GE 100% silicone you get at Home Depot/Lowes. I gave it away as a reptile enclosure after that because there wasn't going to be a round two.  Maybe use a really good silicone like RTV 103, 108, or 732.

Good luck!
58g mixed  |  29g anemone   |  72g bowfront   |  ALWAYS DIP NEW CORALS, NO MATTER WHO/WHERE YOU GOT THEM FROM.

Tweeder982

  • Posts: 2
  • Location: Tuscola Tx
Re: New leaky mystery tank
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »
Thanks Mo I can't find anything online that matches it. I'm going to go ahead and reseal everything. The leak is just at the bottom tho. Do you have any recommendations on what kind of wood to use if I have to rebuild the base? It's been water damaged for awhile now.


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Mo

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Re: New leaky mystery tank
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 03:42:04 PM »
Cedar or redwood would be pretty resistant to any moisture, but I'm thinking any wood that was properly sealed should suffice.
58g mixed  |  29g anemone   |  72g bowfront   |  ALWAYS DIP NEW CORALS, NO MATTER WHO/WHERE YOU GOT THEM FROM.

 

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