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Jmo526
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PostPosted: 2010.07.29(Thu)11:46    Post subject: Tank disaster! Reply with quote

The glass crossbar in our 90 gallon L 48" x W 18" x H 24" just broke out of the silicon and is half submerged in the water, while the front is still intact. The tank is pretty old, was my dads in the 80's and was given to him.

What should we do? My dad has silicon but I'm sure we need to use aquarium safe ones. How do we go about to do this?

I'm sure we need to drain the water level because its about an inch and 1/2 from the black brim.

Anyone have experience with this? I'm sure we shouldn't leave this problem for long and we should act fast!
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PostPosted: 2010.07.30(Fri)4:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the tank bowing in the front at all? It might be able to survive without it.

I assume your talking about the bar that goes across the middle of the top of the tank as an extra brace. I've never seen one that was siliconed in. usually the top is all one molded piece. Was the silicone from a prior repair?

Can you post a picture of it?

My 150 split at the top corner LOL tidal wave. I had to completely drain silicone the corner again. But to get that plastic to to rejoin I used epoxy, metal, and screws.
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