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Old 05-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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just broke my 75 g tank glass

any remedies , and ideas beside buying a new one ?
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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glass actually broke or is it leaking from the seam?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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glass actually bro it cracked and a small hole in it
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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You can buy another piece of glass and replace it but i would just buy another tank. Otherwise you will have to remove the frame then the silicone then the glass and resilicone the glass back in its a lot of work. If you have a petland sometimes they have a sale of $1.00 per gallon so you could get one for $75.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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Sign off for the tank....sorry.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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Replace the glass ! I did it cost me 10 for the glass and 5 for the silicone

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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i was thinking to put a piece of glasss on top off the craked one and seal ir around? what a good sealant for exterior for fish tanks
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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i was thinking to put a piece of glasss on top off the craked one and seal ir around? what a good sealant for exterior for fish tanks
That will work ... it's been done before.
Just 100% silicone with no additives (specifically no anti-mildew stuff.)
If you're looking for a popular brand name, GE#1 silicone caulk.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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PSI will not change no matter what you do, and the weakness will either be under the patch or above the patch. remember glass can NOT flex..it fractures.
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Your going to be taking a hell of a chance trying to patch that. Spend a few extra dollars and get a new tank its alot safer then having gallons of water all over your floor and losing some fish
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