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Old 11-11-2009, 10:33 PM   #1 
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Tanks kept in storage...

Today, my dad's friend was over and he said that he has one 10 gallon tank, and one 30 gallon tank that he will give me, since he wants to get rid of them. I'm extremely tempted to take the offer, however he said they've been in storage in his garage for 4+ years. Does anyone know if this will have an effect on the quality of the tanks? I don't want to have them bust and have glass and water all over the place when I try to set them up.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:47 PM   #2 
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They should be fine...my 10 gal was given to me by my uncle, and i have no idea how long that was sitting in his cellar. Just make sure to clean it well, obviously. :P
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:49 PM   #3 
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Eesh I hope not, 3 of my 4 tanks have all been used and sitting in people's basements/garages...
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:52 PM   #4 
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Ooh that makes me happy! Thanks guys.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:00 PM   #5 
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prob pretty dusty! but hot water prob do the trick!
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #6 
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I cleaned mine with hot water and some vinegar and then rinsed really, really good.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:12 PM   #7 
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Oh yeah, I wasn't worried about cleaning them, I was worried if their structural strength might have deteriorated from being in storage for a long time..
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #8 
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well you could always fill them up, say in your garage? and wait a week and see if theres any leaks, if not, chances are its still structurally sound

have fun with them!!!! awesome gift
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:08 PM   #9 
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I thought about that today and I think I will try that. I hope they are still in working order..thanks :D
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