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vwmom
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2004 21:33 · Edited by: vwmom


Ok.. I've been builing a new setup for froggies.. In the works, but I was worried about the inside 'lining'...
Checkin the classifieds yesterday, and I came across a 150 gal custom acrylic tank.. For get this... 100.00 Canadian (like 75.00 usd)!.. BUT. the downside.. they accidently used a rough sponge to clean the inside.. ALL of it.. and now it's cloudy... That's why it's soo cheap... I was looking into products to 'polish' it.. But then thought.. It would be even better up on end! We have a useless little cubby spot in our living room... And coincidence has it, it's EXACTLY the dementions of the tank up on end! It would be just over 6' high, about 1 1/2' wide and just under 3' from front to back!
There happens to be a plexi 'top' on the tank (I'm guessing for structure).. And there's 2 large holes that will be perfect for little screen doors! There's even a sump area in what will now be the bottom.. .Depending on how it sits, I may be able to hook up a waterfall... I have't see more than one photo of it.
There was someone going to look at it this afternoon, so I told her I'd buy it no matter what if she told them it was sold.. But I have promised to buy it no matter what..

Wish me luck!! This would be sooooooooo perfect! (and I can save my current project for a new collection..hehe... don't tell hubby)..


vwmom
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2004 21:36


OH.. Do you think getting an aftifical tree would be ok for the centre of it? I'm going to add shelves and ladders and stuff to the sides.
Does anyone have experience using anything that size in artificial for use?

vwmom
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2004 21:42


oh.. another question... Regards to lighting...
I am going to setup 2 lighting systems on two seperate switches... One for day, and one for night. I'd like to get a FS light for the plants... It won't work through plexi will it? My options would be to install it inside the tank ont the top end, or set it all up on the top outside of the tank (which would be a LOT easier, beucase I wouldn't have to screen and secure it.

spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 18 Jul 2004 02:01


i also just got a great steal,i got a 125 gallon tank wth its stand and some light fixtures for $50. cant beat it. it has an alligator in it before,and has some calcium stains, but ill try to find somehting to get rid of it. im using mine for my ball pythons though,dividing into three sections. yay for good buys!!!


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bonsai
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# Posted: 18 Jul 2004 02:55 · Edited by: bonsai


Calcium stains. White vinegar. Start with it straight out of the bottle (be sure you have the tank outside or some place that you aren't going to smell the vinegar for awhile). Spray a mist onto the glass and let it sit for awhile. Cover, if possible, to keep it from evaporating. Flush with water. Repeat as needed until the acid has desolved the calcium.
The vinegar is also a disinfectant (must be be left on for a min. of 10 minutes), thus you are killing two birds with one stone.
If you so choose, you can follow the vinegar with a hydrogen peroxide treatment (leave on for a min. of 10 minutes as well), flush clean with water. This gives you a more thorough disinfection. Remember to flush any spray bottle, or mark each bottle for "vinegar only" and "peroxide only" respectfully.
Sheryl, I suspect you may already know this, this is more for others who may come across "that deal" that also may need cleaning and or some safe disinfecting as well.
http://my.execpc.com/~mjstouff/articles/vinegar.html


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toadstool
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# Posted: 18 Jul 2004 03:50


Thanks for the info on calcium stains, I been wondering how to remove them. FYI: I also use a cup full of white vinegar in the wash every time I wash a lode of clothes to remove tough odors, (b/o, sour milk, ect...) it does work.


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bonsai
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# Posted: 18 Jul 2004 04:06


For those interested, I added a link to my post above, referring to vinegar and peroxide as a disinfectant.


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mve
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2004 02:10


you can take it to a plastic/acrylic shop and they can buff most of that out. Im not sure of the effects of a chem polish, but this is what they would normally do. I suggest calling one of these places, and they may be able to fix the tank.


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