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Old 09-16-2008, 03:14 AM   #1
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Oh the humanity!!!

I was sitting at the TV tonight winding down from the day and getting ready to go to bed when I heard a strange noise from my tank. I look over to find water cascading from the corner all over my hard wood floor. I ran quickly to get anything that resembled a bucket and the full stack of bath towels from the closet. Then I remembered the old 20 gal fish tank that I had and decided very quickly to set it up for the interim. Needless to say I'm not so tired now and probably wont sleep for a couple of hours. I don't know if this is an isolated incident but right at the moment I'm very disappointed in Red Sea as this tank is only 3 1/2 months old. Here are a few pics.





Here is the quick set up where everyone now resides... Except for the sand bed is in a bucket on the floor.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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I hope that never happens to me. Luckily it happened when you were around at least.
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ouch. ziggy didnt help pick out that tank did he =)
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Ohhhhhh.... that's so not good. But I suppose the bright side is that you were around when it decided to go, like AndrewH mentioned.
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I don't think its that uncommon. My moms tank cracked in almost the same spot on the corner like that. Hers was a JBJ nano cube though. They were pretty good about RMAing the product but it didn't help much because she had to buy a new tank right away so everything didn't die. So now we have an extra 24g nano cube tank sitting around.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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I don't think its that uncommon.
I actually hope that it is uncommon. It's a horrible thing though. Do warranties cover that since it is only 3 and a half months old? Maybe there was an imperfection in the corner there.
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They replaced our tank under warranty after we provided pictures of the crack. I think the way they bend the glass in the corners like that makes them a bit more at risk to crack. I don't mean to say that it happens all the time. Just saying compared to how often normal tanks have problems and crack i think the nanos with the bends in the corners have a higher occurrence.
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ouch. ziggy didnt help pick out that tank did he =)

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That's not nice! LOL
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Most of the time a tank is under warranty if it is on a stand made by the tank manufacturer. If you don't buy their stand then you usually have 90 days.

I would check the stand and see if it is level. Chances are there was stress put on that corner because of an imperfection in the stand.
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Well the LFS went good for the tank and is now set up again. I thought about the tank being out of level as well checked everything and its all good. Cross my fingers it doesn't happen again.
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