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ady c
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PostPosted: 2011.11.09(Wed)4:49    Post subject: disaster-200 litre tank cracked Reply with quote

so gutted...my newer tank (second hand in perfect condition) has cracked.
I awoke to the sound of runnig water.the base had cracked from the back panel to the front of the bow.

it's a bit weird,as it hasn't been hit,nothing dropped on it.no marks on the glass,just a bloody great crack.

managed to save all the fish,and put them into my other tanks,but they are seriously over crowded now,so have to re=home a lot of fish... Crying or Very sad
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.11.09(Wed)6:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity you aren't nearer (I'm in Nottinghamshire) as I could lend you one of my spare tanks.

What make of tank has cracked and what base was it on?
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ady c
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PostPosted: 2011.11.14(Mon)7:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was an aquael 200 litre bowfront

it was a homemade stand,made by myself..seriously over engineered aswell.

had it checked by a chippie...all OK..totally level...no low spots....so gutted...

thanks for your kind offer

sold on a few of the fish so far...
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PostPosted: 2011.11.14(Mon)7:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low spots are not the problem - a bit of grit under a tank can cause a crack.

These tanks have base frames so theoretically don't need polystyrene underneath but I would always add some under a tank on a home made stand.
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PostPosted: 2011.11.15(Tue)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kinda thinking that there was a bit of grit.....

the tank did have a thin cardboard strip attached to it....thats why I'm so shocked and puzzled about it..

just a total nitemare situation.

thanks for ya input

ady
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