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Jay1982
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PostPosted: 2008.04.29(Tue)19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael L. wrote:
Run both of them to your sump. If you choose to run a remote refugium, you can also plumb one of them to that.

I would have to see the cracked aquarium to tell you if it is safe. I would not use it though as a general rule. There is too good of a chance that it will crack, which can be a death sentence for an aquarium. If you still wish to use it, I woudl recommend getting a piece of glass cut about the size of the crack (maybe a bit bigger), smearing it with a thick layer of silicone, and sticking it on to the crack like a patch. This would probably provide way more support than just some silicone. Remember that the crack is probably going to spread eventually, and it is not easy to empty a running sump.


Michael, I'll do that for the sump/plumbing.

As for the crack, I'll draw it out for you in this image:
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2131/crackedaquariumkq7.jpg
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Michael L.
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PostPosted: 2008.04.29(Tue)20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd bet you could get a piece of glass cut for that for under $50. I didn't realize it was on a small side of your tank. This would give you some peace of mind, and the ability to fill your sump higher, which is better.
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Jay1982
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PostPosted: 2008.04.30(Wed)0:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect, I'll do that. I'm buying some arcylic in the morning to use as baffles. I read that silicone doesn't stick well with arcylic, do you know of anything that bonds well with both, that is sold in canada? Bostik titan bond plus was recommended on a site, but I can't find it here in canada.
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