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tjm9331
09/29/2017, 08:11 PM
Hey guys, I found a 180 gallon tank on OfferUp for $100 sounds too good to be true. When I look at the photos I don't see any braces for the tank with exception of what looks like a glass brace.

Can you guys have a look at the only 2 photos the seller posted and let me know what you think. I know it needs to be cleaned but I'm wondering if it looks safe to hold water. TIA

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Tuffyyyyy
09/29/2017, 08:22 PM
How far is it from you? May be worth a trip just to check out.

tjm9331
09/29/2017, 08:38 PM
How far is it from you? May be worth a trip just to check out.



Next town over, I plan on checking it out but I know nothing of that glass center brace if it's something that was added or if some 180 gallon tanks have it


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ca1ore
09/29/2017, 08:44 PM
Hard to tell for sure from the photos, but it looks like an old oceanic 180. The larger oceanic tanks had a large glass brace in the middle. If it is, they were very well made. Probably quite old though. If the seller tries to tell you it's a 5 year old tank I'd call bull$hit.

tjm9331
09/29/2017, 08:56 PM
I'll go check it out if it looks decent has good seams and only needs cleaning I'll probably pick it up, $100 is a good price


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UTCReefer
09/30/2017, 12:30 AM
You can always strip out the old inner seams and re-seal it too. They come out real easy with a razor blade. Just dont get in between the glass seams.

billdogg
09/30/2017, 06:48 AM
Hard to tell for sure from the photos, but it looks like an old oceanic 180. The larger oceanic tanks had a large glass brace in the middle. If it is, they were very well made. Probably quite old though. If the seller tries to tell you it's a 5 year old tank I'd call bull$hit.

Took the words right outs my keyboard! If the seller tries to tell you it's a 25 year old tank, I'd believe him. Plan on 4 guys to move it. 4 big guys.

Brooklyn11220
09/30/2017, 09:56 AM
I would stay away from it, there will be better deals. I would be careful with a tank that old. Even if it were up and running it's always going to be in the back of your head whether or not something will go wrong.

billdogg
09/30/2017, 10:40 AM
I would stay away from it, there will be better deals. I would be careful with a tank that old. Even if it were up and running it's always going to be in the back of your head whether or not something will go wrong.


I had a Oceanic 150g long that I purchased new in 1990. When I got married in 2001, it sat in our garage for about 7 years until I got the basement finished and had a place to set it up. While it was in the garage, I stored it on edge and used it to keep all my shovels and what-not in. I leak tested it and put it back into service. I sold it a couple years ago with no reservations whatsoever. IMHO/IME, they just don't make them like that anymore.

ca1ore
09/30/2017, 06:20 PM
Yep, my current sump is a 20 yr old oceanic 150. No concerns at all.

tjm9331
09/30/2017, 06:23 PM
Thanks for all the input guys, so far the seller hasn't responded so I'm not holding my breath that it's still available


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