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Old 01-28-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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need advice please about crack on my tank

i am wanting to start a new fish salt water tank. so i bought one from a buddy of mine . well it had about 4 inches of crushed coral at the bottom and i cleaned it out and wiped the tank down with vinigar and water. the next day im ready to take it in the house and i see this little 2" in crack at the bottom of the tank in the corner. SO is there anything i can do besides replacing the whole tank?
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I would not trust it. Are you sure it is a crack and not a line of silicone? I know i have been fooled before!
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Old 01-28-2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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no its like a stress crack , if that makes any sence. can u put pictures on here?
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Old 01-28-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
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can i do anything about this crack i got a pic

i took a picture of it . follow the silicone line down and you will see it . it starts at the silicone line and goes down about 1 or 2" inches. i was told to cut away the old silicone and applie new but more in and out side. so any advice would be great. thanks
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Just for the sake of saying it, are you 100% sure its a crack? Even if you are sure get yourself a razorblade or something with a sharp edge and just try to scrape it off. Sometimes silicone looks like a crack. I freaked out a few weeks ago when I cound a crack that looks just like that one on my 105G. Well long story short it scraped right off the glass. Fingernail won't get it, use a sharp blade.
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Old 01-29-2004, 12:10 AM   #6
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ya its a crack. i just did what u said. man this just has me down in the dumps. do u know if anyone has ever done somthing and it worked or can you replace a side piece?
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I wouldn't trust it...
Can't silicone a crack...
The glass is too weak there. Silicone won't make it stronger, just make it stop leaking... It will crack more and explode in the middle of the night !
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:40 AM   #8
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Yes you can.. I believe there is an article or something in the DIY section on resealing a tank.. Just follow those directions but replace that piece of glass.. It should be pretty easy..

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could u tell me were this article is i dont know what diy stands for. thanks
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Here is the DIY section There is 2 stickies at the top of the page.. I would have just posted the links but I figured there might be more you'd like to look at..

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Sorry I was in quite a hurry on my last post so I didnt have time to post the link..

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