View Full Version : ? about a cracked top trim, and cleaning off old corraline from tank/overflow.. pics

06/30/2010, 04:08 PM
picked up this 75g reef ready.. it is used and a bit beat, but not bad at all and it was free, so if i can salvage this as an add on to my system i would love to do so...

first the two cracks in the upper trim brace... the first one doesnt worry me at all... but the second could be a concern... is there any sort of epoxy or anything i can seal them up and strengthen them up with? i filled with fresh water and let sit for bout 5 hours... there is no leaks and i'm not sure those cracks will harm anything... the center brace seems absolutly fine structerally... is there any reason for concern or anything that might help?

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and the old corraline i'll need to remove, most jus washed right off after being in water for a bit, however whats left is a bit more stubborn...

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and the whole tank for giggles lol

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06/30/2010, 04:11 PM
i believe these were caused my being left out in a shed through the winter and are cold weather induced if that helps any.. thanks

06/30/2010, 04:35 PM
Get some hydrochloric acid from the pool store, fill the tank with water, add acid (wear goggles). Wait. Soon, all the calcareous deposits will be but a memory :). Rinse well and let dry.

06/30/2010, 04:45 PM
nice : ) that helps...

is there any opinions on the trim?

06/30/2010, 04:55 PM
I have a crack or two in my top trim, but not on the corners and not clean thru. I think you'll be fine but it won't be my living room that's soaked if I'm wrong. Maybe call the tank Manufacturer and get an opinion?

06/30/2010, 04:58 PM
perhaps ill have to, but i know there are plenty of educated folks here, jus a matter of someone actually deciding to help me out... i've always found it hard to get responses on RC for some reason... too bad i dont have a hair algae or ick question lol

06/30/2010, 05:00 PM
Please don't use acid in the tank. Some white vinegar will do the trick. I would soak a rag with the vinegar and lay it across the stubborn algae (you may have to lay the tank on its side).

As far as the trim, I would just call Aqueon and get another frame.

06/30/2010, 06:14 PM
thanks again for more advice...

thats why i ask ;)