55g experts! Some tank and stand ?'s....

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I was given a nice 55g,
    I know that often all panels are tempered, and some 55's not.

    This is the tempered warning sticker in the bottom, which only states the bottom is tempered, doesn't mention the sides.
    I don't have polarized glasses, and probably won't get any either.

    Your thoughts on the sides?
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    Also, the stand it came with, would you use it in your basement as a sump, etc., or would you build another beefier one?

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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I say go for it.
     
  4. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    My 55 says tempered only on the bottom too. The back ended up being tempered as well.
     
  5. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I know the old hagens were not tempered...u can always ask the mfg.
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    You just like to hear the sound of breaking glass!

    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for

    If I knew the manufacturer, yes.

    Thanks to all for these replies
     
  7. norg.

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    If it was manufactured in Wisconsin (Oak Creek on the label) it came from All Glass Aquariums. Id personally guess the back was tempered and leave it alone, no sense breaking it if you could drill elsewhere. Depends what you want to do with it. Funny how one of the biggest tank manufacturers is so close to home right? lol
     
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  9. Todd_Sails

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    Thanks Norg, as in drill elsewhere- I think you mean drill another tank, right?
    I think the yellow label in the pic clearly states 'Oak Creek'. Is that Aqueon? I thought they were actually in Franklin? None the less, I don't think I'll drill it anyways. Do you have a pair of polarized glasses?
    It's looking like I'll have to go external to get the volume and flow I think I want with the new set up.
    I may be drilling the double wall plastic container I have as my future sump to go external.
     
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    So, anyone using the stock stand like in the picture for the 55?

    Any stand failures?
     
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    No one using that premade stand in the pics above?