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    I found a Metaframe 88 LA. Who would know what the wattage is? 88W I would suspect. I tried to Google but did not see it noted.

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    I wonder if this is the same company that made Metalframe tanks. Metalframe tanks were make by Matell by in the 60s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffsDiscus View Post
    I wonder if this is the same company that made Metalframe tanks. Metalframe tanks were make by Matell by in the 60s.

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    It is Mattell, Cliff. I found the heater in storage room. I am going to set up a 40 gallon and get a buh tload of fish from Kenny and set up a 30 gallon tank for a pair that I want to breed. I want to use that Metaframe filter for the 30 gallon if it has enough watts but the watts are not noted on the label nor can I find anything about it on Google. I think it is mid 70s vintage.

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    Don't know about heaters, but if memory serves, Metaframe was the brand name for tanks manufactured by Mattell in, I think, Patterson, NJ starting in the early 60's. They had black marbled metal frames, or stainless frames, with slate bottoms, all held together with a black sticky goo and usually a stainless hood that got ridiculously hot. That was about the only game in town, and I had several back in the day, but none survive in my fish room although they are seen in estate sales sometimes. HTH
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    I find it hard to believe that anyone has the space to have collected fish stuff for so many years. I remember those tanks from that time, but I sure don't still have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ref0716 View Post
    Don't know about heaters, but if memory serves, Metaframe was the brand name for tanks manufactured by Mattell in, I think, Patterson, NJ starting in the early 60's. They had black marbled metal frames, or stainless frames, with slate bottoms, all held together with a black sticky goo and usually a stainless hood that got ridiculously hot. That was about the only game in town, and I had several back in the day, but none survive in my fish room although they are seen in estate sales sometimes. HTH
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    I used to use those Metalframe for Discus breeders. I had maybe 6 20 gallons going but all I could find in the storage was the aforementioned heater and one of those metal hoods that you mentioned. I would like to find those tanks rather than have to buy that 40 gallon beauty that I have my eye on at the LFS.

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    I would not use a heater that old .
    The tanks are collector items ,the heater sounds like a disaster [sad story] in the making ..
    Just me ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    I find it hard to believe that anyone has the space to have collected fish stuff for so many years. I remember those tanks from that time, but I sure don't still have them.
    It takes a really large house, and a garage. But the house must not be big enough for me to find those tanks. I did however find a car in my garage, one that I bought in 1987, that I did not know that I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
    I would not use a heater that old .
    The tanks are collector items ,the heater sounds like a disaster [sad story] in the making ..
    Just me ..
    I thought the same. It could blow up and electrocute the fish. I will buy one that matches the aquarium that I get from the lFS. Tank, hood, light, and heater. I did find a filter that I can use but I do not know how old it is. Probably only 10 years old.

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    Keep digging. If they're there you will find them. I hope your a pack rat only for fish stuff. I was horrified when I cleaned out my fish junk closet. I still have more stuff to throw or give away, but I still cannot bring myself to part with a lot of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peewee1 View Post
    I found a Metaframe 88 LA. Who would know what the wattage is? 88W I would suspect. I tried to Google but did not see it noted.
    Peewee check this out Eric may be able to help you
    https://youtu.be/aRR74NWn2EY
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