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Fish Tank in storage

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Mr Henry, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Mr Henry

    Mr Henry (Banned or Deleted)

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    I've had a big fish tank in storage for, geez, must be 5 years at least. Does anyone know if it's bad to leave an empty tank like that for a long time? Is it better to have water in it? Will the joins perish?

    It's a beauty of a tank. I just can't get home to set it up as I work overseas.

    thanks
     
  2. phonik

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    I'm curious too, my tank has been sitting for a while. I tried googling a couple of times but couldn't really find anything.

    If anything its going to make an awesome sump when i set up another tank lol
     
  3. n3wbi379

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    Not 100% sure but i rkn the seals would have dried out by now.
     
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    Mr Henry

    Mr Henry (Banned or Deleted)

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    The seals still feel rubbery and fine. Defo not dry at all. It's been stored inside the whole time.
     
  5. SuiCid3

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    Seals may or may not be ok.
    The only way to test it is to do a leak test. Best to leave it filled for a week for best results. Leave the tank on something that will easily allow leaks to be seen.
    Food dye will make it easier to see.
     

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