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Old 06-24-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Cracked tank!!! 180gal

I have a 180 gallon tank with a leaking cracked bottom what do you guys think I should do about it? First hand experence would be nice thanks
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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There isn't much you can do.. If you put too much pressure in that area, all of it would break.
You'll probably need a new one.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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You definitely have to replace the cracked piece. It can be done, and I've read to posts of some who have. But here's a link to the simple change:
Making Glass Aquarium Repairs - Repair Major Leaks

But sometimes Petco has the $1/gal tank sale and making the repair might not be worth your time. If you do make the repair, that's a perfect time to have the bottom drilled for an overflow
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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You definitely have to replace the cracked piece. It can be done, and I've read to posts of some who have. But here's a link to the simple change:
Making Glass Aquarium Repairs - Repair Major Leaks

But sometimes Petco has the $1/gal tank sale and making the repair might not be worth your time. If you do make the repair, that's a perfect time to have the bottom drilled for an overflow

It's too bad Petco doesn't sell 180g tanks!
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Well I got the tank for free with the stand. Its worth something becouse if I dont repair it I can use the glass for another project. I got a quote for glass bottom with 4 holes drilled for $280 do you guys think thats worth fixing?
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I would replace it. $280 isn't too bad for the glass with holes drilled. My 210 was almost $1800 for the glass so you're still lower than the cost to replace it.


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Thanks ill think about replacing it. Do you think theres a way to repair it?
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No there is roughly 2000 pounds of water sitting on top of that glass. Repair it.


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