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Old 07-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #101
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IMO, since you're soon upgrading again to the 210, I wouldn't spend the extra money on RR since you're already set on overflows.

Dude, sorry about your issues, wow that sucks. I can't imagine what I'd do if my 125 leaked like that. Kudos for not giving up, and I guess I can wait for the 72 for a bit longer.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:54 PM   #102
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The 72 is still yours. I'm going to get a 120 to replace the 150 I'm just trying to find one. The RR is out I'm looking to buy a new non RR and use the overflow setup.

In fact if you buy the 72 from me ASAP I can justify buying a new 120. I'm checking around now to find someone that has one in stock.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:06 PM   #103
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Wow, I get busy at work and miss a day of posts to come back and see this! I am so sorry to hear about this misfortune. Glad to hear you are bouncing back already, though. Good luck with the new 120.

Did you look at the foam that the 150 was sitting on to see if the edges indented the foam? Larry may have a point there with really dense foan. Add that much weight around the edge and the center might put just enough pressure on the glass to crack it. I certainly hope not.
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I think he was right after getting the sand out of the tank I can see a little better but it's hard to tell for sure. 1500lbs of water 240+lbs of rock and 180lbs of sand can do some strange things to foam. I'm getting ready to leave in a few minutes to pick up the 120. I changed my mind and am going with a new non-RR tank. So I guess it starts again....

This one will not have foam under it. If it cracks I'm done!
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Looking at the 1st few pics you posted of the empty tank, I see what looks to be 1" foam under the tank, and I'm assuming your stand has a solid top. If so, that is not recommended and would void any new tank warranty. Glass tanks are made to be supported by the edges. Just look at any pre-made stand. Acrylic tanks are supposed to have a solid top stand and foam under them. It's possible the foam compressed on the edges and pushed up against the bottom glass. The weight of all the rock, sand and water pushing down on the foam could have caused a stress crack.

Holy crap, never knew that! I see further down that Ziggy kinda confirms that. So , was it the foam or are you not supposed to put a tank on a flat surface.. He asks since the stand he built has a 4x4 construction but made a flat surface . Hopefully you mean the foam and not the flat surface

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I'm about 90% sure it was the foam...I'm leaving now to get the new 120 and get back to work on the tank.....UGH!!!!
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Yes...the foam. The glass is slightly reset above the plastic trim, so even if it's on a totally flat surface, the glass is still above the flat surface and all the weight is on the trim.
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I used door weatherstripping under the edges of my tank. It's adhesive on one side and I just pressed it onto the stand before setting the tank on top. It's thin and just cushions the tank frame slightly.

I think that without the foam you won't have any more problems with cracking tanks.
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I'll PM you, I'll take the 72.

Good luck getting the 120
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We just got back from Centreville with the new tank....I have it outside so I can paint the back. IT is sooooo much lighter then the 150...Time for the Peekaboo Blue

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