Welcome to FWM, Paul! Nice selection of fish, looks like you'll need that 100 gallon before long.
How far are ya goin' with the refurbishment? Resealing, replacing any glass panels, etc. I'm assumin' it's one of the 60/70's vintage with a metal frame and a slate bottom. I have two that I need to finish restoring myself, a 2.5 and a 10 gallon. They were built to last and are sealed tight. The 2.5 gallon has a broken pane I was gonna replace, and I broke both pieces adjacent when I was tryin' to remove it. Unless ya absolutely have to, I wouldn't take it apart. I'd advise scraping the sealant down nothing and just resealing the inner seals. I don't know, the 2.5 may be a lost cause, but I definitely will not take the 10 apart just to ensure the joints are secuere between panels.
Lookin' forward to seein' it come along. May I suggest starting a thread in the DIY section?
What part of Nebraska ya from?
So many fish, so few tanks.
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