Side Of Road Find: Worth It?

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So found this (55gal?) tank, stand, lid (fluorescent light) and Fluval 450 canister filter in trash on side of road.
Tank and filter leak free so far after 5 hours. I’ll let those sit running for a week or so to check for leaks. Stand is in pretty good shape as well as lid with lights. You think it’s worth setting up?
How would I even begin to get the “scale” off tank exterior.
( Also had a small HOB filter that I’m running with my QT to check for leaks etc)

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So found this (55gal?) tank, stand, lid (fluorescent light) and Fluval 450 canister filter in trash on side of road.
Tank and filter leak free so far after 5 hours. I’ll let those sit running for a week or so to check for leaks. Stand is in pretty good shape as well as lid with lights. You think it’s worth setting up?
How would I even begin to get the “scale” off tank exterior.
( Also had a small HOB filter that I’m running with my QT to check for leaks etc)

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Soak towel in vinegar and lay towel across outside areas where scale built up. This is assuming you don't have anything large enough to put it inside to soak... like a Brute trashcan (many use those for saltwater mixing... likely can't soak whole thing even in a Brute due to size)

AMAZING FIND! Lucky you found and rescued this! Hate when perfectly usable things end up in landfills...

I need to "find" something like that ... resulting conversation "... but Honey, I found it on the side of road so PLEASE can I have another tank... ?? Its not like this really counts" <wink>
 
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So I’ve filled with tap water and tank has been sitting full on porch for 5 days. No water leaks whatsoever. How long would you advise to “leak test”?

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