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#1 AussieGirl

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Ok, I'm posting alot all of a sudden. Lol. But my parents gave my boyfriend and I a large tank, I think somewhere between 30-40 gallons. Well it has a crack in the bottom, so I was wondering if I should just replace it or if there was a way to just patch it. I would like to avoid replacing it if possible but if I have to I will.

#2 Solitarianknight

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

Well they do make seals for glass of course, but for a bottom crack, i wouldn't risk it. The bottom of the tank takes the most strain and your going to want that to be intact in my opinion.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

It is not worth trying to fix as there is a good chance your seal will break and you'll lose ALL of the water in your tank typically right on top of your electrical equipment. Don't risk it.

You don't have to throw it out, though. You can try selling it to someone who keeps reptiles.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Yeah, don't risk it. The only cracked tanks I'm willing to fill are ones with very small cracks at the very top, no lower than an inch down, and sealed well, and not a big tank to begin with.

#5 Solitarianknight

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

Or.....you could try keeping reptiles... :D Or what about meecers/hams?




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