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Re: cracked tank

Post by Arny » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:37 pm

Hey sorry to hear about Petey dieing. Will you get another porcy?

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Re: cracked tank

Post by chuckfriedrice » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Are you sure that's a crack & not a scratch?

I could swear its getting bigger ! I can feel it on the inside , but it seems to be just on the surface on the inside of the tank . I marked it again last night with sharpie to see if its really growing .
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Re: cracked tank

Post by chuckfriedrice » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:43 pm

Arny wrote:Hey sorry to hear about Petey dieing. Will you get another porcy?
Yes I am . I got a Huma trigger for now,( After Petey passed ,) but depending on my tank situation it might be a while .
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Re: cracked tank

Post by chuckfriedrice » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:12 pm

JRC3 wrote:Two words: Craigs List.


Good luck.

Yeah buddy ! 135 gallon acrylic for a $100, going to see it tomorrow . Ad says its a little hazey , not to bad in the picture , I read you can usual buff it out pretty easy . Long as it doesnt have any crack or damage to the tank , im in .
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Re: cracked tank

Post by chuckfriedrice » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:02 pm

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Ok I got 1 home all safe and sound ! 72" x 18 x 24 about 135g its scratched alot but if the water test goes good , Ill drill some overflow and return holes and get it up and move everything out of the old tank. Not bad for $80
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Re: cracked tank

Post by chuckfriedrice » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:52 pm

Now that Im freaked out about my tank . I cleaned up the acrylic tank and seen these , Is this something that is gonna cause a problem or are these just superficial?

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Re: acrylic tank issues ?

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Looks like acrylic stress marks, fairly normal. However I am looking at a pic. Can you feel any abnormalities?
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: acrylic tank issues ?

Post by sgtmyers88 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:21 pm

Yeah I second what PP said. Looks very similar to a scratch that I have on the inside of my 55g tank.
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Re: acrylic tank issues ?

Post by chuckfriedrice » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:28 am

bertie 83 wrote:Looks like acrylic stress marks, fairly normal. However I am looking at a pic. Can you feel any abnormalities?
No you cant feel anything ! Since its my first acrylic i dont have a clue , I bought a manifying glass to get a better look at my crack to see if I can get a better look, maybe ill be lucky and its just a scratch .
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Re: acrylic tank issues ?

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:48 am

It's the nature of the beast with acrylic, all shaped load bearing acrylic will have some marks,
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: acrylic tank issues ?

Post by chuckfriedrice » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:35 pm

bertie 83 wrote:It's the nature of the beast with acrylic, all shaped load bearing acrylic will have some marks,

ok I just wanted to be sure , I read somewhere about tanks failing , Some said theres started leaking , then I read where people have " heard " about tank exploading out ! I didnt know acrylics would do that ! The leaking I can deal with but 100g of salt water on my floor after an exploaded end , is a whole nother ball game !
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