2.6M tank for sale

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  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    howzit guys.one of my friends is selling a 2.6*600*600 tank built with 10mm glass.lotsa bracing.the base was cracked slightly but has been patched up with another layer of 10mm glass.tank was run on copper.has 1* 50mm outlet.stand needs to be rubbed down and repainted.asking R1500.00 for collection only,he's based just outside Durban.let me know should anybody be interested.
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    Mekaeel, when you say the tank was run on copper, what do you mean?
     
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    Nice size system.
     
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    cool size
     
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    the medication copper like cuprazin to treat fish diseases eg whitespots.the silicone has turned blue as you can see in the pic.
     
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    Thanks Mekaeel - did not look that closely - was still a bit early in the morning for me!
     
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    It also means you could only use it for fish, no clean up crew - as the copper is toxic to them, still be a great fish only tank though:)
     
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    I tend to disagree wee man i have modded many fo tanks that were run on copper to house corals, It is a bit of work but pretty simple.

    All that is needed is to cut away all the sillicone seals , i mean all the seals, leave just the sillicone holding the tank together and reseal, the trick is to make a larger seal than the first, or a dbl seal, i like to do both, i have never had a problem with this method, and have converted a few tanks to date. :yeahdude:
     
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    Fair enough, but that is a hell of a lot of work, and not to be attempted by the amatuer knife wielder, but if you can do it properly, then your inverts will be sae.
    I thought it prudent to point out just incase anyone was unaware of the affects copper has on inverts.:)
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    once the tank has been emptied out and dried,its just the silicone that is stained with the blue dye.it can still be used as a reef.ive put an ex 2ft copper tank to the test and set it up as a frag tank.the frags are doing well, aswell as the 2 hermits that are in there
     
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    the guys gey way to picky over the wholecopper sstory! i was told thecopper will still be present in the glass even after extensive cleaning?
     
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    Clinton can hopefully clarify this with us.it was discussed on SARK i think.and my frags are doing pretty well in an ex copper tank
     
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