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I have two internal filters (one 200 litres/hour, one 600 litres/hour) which are malfunctioning. One of them was working quite well until recently, and it just stopped working completely. The other one still works but makes a huge amount of noise (which is not normal). Does anyone here live in or near London in the UK and know how to fix filters? They are small filters but I still don't want to just throw them away. I've tried to fix them myself (opening them up, etc), but to no avail.
So, before I move I will be selling most of my tanks. I am keeping my 70, 36, 5 and 2.5's and selling my 2 10's, 20L, and 55. I had bought one of the 10's and the 55 damaged (before I knew what questions to ask). The 55 has a crack in the corner that doesn't leak, and the center brace is missing. The previous owner used it as a terrarium and I assumed they removed the brace themselves for that reason. The 10 has a chip in the corner, about 2 inches up, and has a leak. My question is, how do I go about repairing both so they can be used for aquariums (long term)? I am using the 55 right now, so that one will be repaired and sold at the last second. After both are repaired, what would be a fair price for them? I am using Fang's technique of getting a flat long metal bar and fitting it over the center, so when the tank expands it will brace itself on the metal bar and fit without slipping. I have never resealed an aquarium before. Do I need to remove the original silicone if the tank is not leaking? What about for the chip in the 10? For the 55 I would charge 50 dollars after the repairs are made. Don't really know what to charge for the 10. I might just give it away if someone wants it without the repairs.
I just noticed, that where there was a center brace it looks like it was sawed off. Wonderful. There aren't too many options as far as replacing goes (I am trying to get a 65 that is also missing a center brace, but it is custom made and easier to fix with just glass) if there is a way to replace the top rim of the tank, where would I get the replacements? Is there something that isn't too expensive that I can do for it? I have seen lot's of posts but I can't really imagine how it works. I am usually better with pictures. I looked for topics but they all seemed older and I have questions (: