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chuckfriedrice
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acrylic tank issues ?

Post by chuckfriedrice »

Ive noticed a crack on the inside of my tank , So I marked it and Ive noticed its getting longer . It is not all the way thru the glass just on the inside portion ! The tank is atleast 1/2" thick , but Just with the crack growing . Is it time to get a new tank or is it fixable?
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Re: cracked tank

Post by Pufferpunk »

It is not fixable, unless it's in the seam. A burst waiting to happen. the pressure of water against the glass is a great one.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: cracked tank

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Thats sucks ! I was hoping it would be ok , since its not all the way thru ! C/l here i come !
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Re: cracked tank

Post by Infinity8 »

Oh no! Poor Petey! :( Hope everything goes okay, that's such a bummer...
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Infinity8 wrote:Oh no! Poor Petey! :( Hope everything goes okay, that's such a bummer...
I lost Petey last month ! He was such a cool buddy !
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Re: cracked tank

Post by bertie 83 »

That sucks double, sorry you lost him.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry :((
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Re: cracked tank

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chuckfriedrice wrote:Ive noticed a crack on the inside of my tank , So I marked it and Ive noticed its getting longer . It is not all the way thru the glass just on the inside portion ! The tank is atleast 1/2" thick , but Just with the crack growing . Is it time to get a new tank or is it fixable?
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Re: cracked tank

Post by Pufferpunk »

That's only for the seams.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: cracked tank

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stupid thing! LOL It aggrevates me its on the inside and seems to be just a surface crack but Ive already started looking for a new tank! Even if I have to down size for now until I can get another monster!

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Re: cracked tank

Post by Infinity8 »

I was just reading the saga of how you put that monster together earlier today. Maybe you'll come across another awesome score...will keep my fingers crossed for ya!
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Two words: Craigs List.


Good luck.
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Re: cracked tank

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Yes we always have something on there . Right now theres a 140 I trying to jump at , its cloudy , but ive read that an easy fix.
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Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: cracked tank

Post by Pufferpunk »

Are you sure that's a crack & not a scratch?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"
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