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Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

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Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Sandman1969 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:39 am

We pick up our 130 gallon tank today and I need to know if it can be stood on end to transport it from my pick up to our condo? We need to stand it on end to bring it upstairs via elevator on a dolly.

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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Suprd71 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:50 am

Yes it can, I have done that with bigger. Put a chunk of rug or something as a pad between the dolly and tank.
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:28 pm

Congrats on the new huge tank!
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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Sandman1969 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:55 pm

Speaking of the huge tank, it needs major cleaning. No clue how long it sat. But it has like a hard substance covering the glass & I've been scrubbing it with generic vinegar and an algae scrubber. Is there anything better that I can use? My GF is getting antsy about getting it set up now, even though I still need to build it's filter tub etc.

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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Biulu on Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:58 pm

Have you tried using a one sided razor blade instead of the algae scrubber? Those things do miracles!
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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by ksimdjembe on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:35 am

You may go through a few, but I started using old plastic coated gift cards to scrape glass tanks. The stiff plastic coating has never scratched my tanks.
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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Sandman1969 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:21 am

I shall try the gift card/credit cards. Thanks! Got a lot of work ahead of me on this one.

What can I use that would eat up/soften the build up grime?

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Re: Can a 130 gallon tank be stood on end?

Post by Suprd71 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:29 pm

For real nasty buildup you can use acetone.. but VERY careful not to get any on the silicone.
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