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Can a crack in a glass tank be fixed??
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bumble_bee
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)4:05    Post subject: Can a crack in a glass tank be fixed?? Reply with quote

OK I don't know if I'm posting this in the correct area but oh well. My grandfather has an old tank that hasn't been used for years and he was going to give it to me however he realized it has a crack in it. I havent seen it so I don't know if its at the bottom or the top of the tank. My question is.....if it's on the side near the bottom of the tank is there anyway of fixing it ???.....like umMm maybe even I dunno somehow fixing some wood to that side and attach it so that it won't leak or something??



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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumble Bee, find out where the crack is and how big it is. Also, how big is the tank?
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)19:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't use a tank that has a crack in it. It will leak.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)20:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK the crack is on the bottom part of the tank and I think (but not to sure) that it holds about 10gallons
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)21:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it is a crack in the bottom you can take a piece of plywood and silicone into the bottom of the tank. I have not personally done this but I have heard of it being done.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I did that would I have to use any special silicon?? My dad reckons that I won't be able to use it and as soon as I fill it with water it will just like explode
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PostPosted: 2005.03.03(Thu)23:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 10 gallon tank isn't very expensive. You would only save a few bucks trying to fix the broken one, and there is always the risk that the repair will fail.

Another option you might consider is to watch the newspaper and garage sales for setups that people have given up on. You can get some really great deals that way.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.04(Fri)9:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed didn't notice it was a 10 gallon tank lol... it probably isnt worth it to fix. At my lfs 10 gallon tanks are 16 dollars. Aquarium silicone there is 12 bucks. When you figure in the cost of wood and risk of failure Id say buy a new one. But in a larger tank my suggestion may change. Wink
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PostPosted: 2005.03.04(Fri)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK well a 10 gallon tank set up at my local fish store is like $130 roughly. that includes like chemicals, food, light, filter, pump. I can't remember what else. And at the moment I havent got that much money so I will have to save up. I think I will just get a new tank that includes everything like the filters and stuff.


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PostPosted: 2005.03.04(Fri)22:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you're saving up Id say buy something bigger than a 10 gallon. don't get me wrong theyre good tanks but go as big as is feasible... Smile
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