Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA
Posts: 360
Send a message via AIM to HOLLIEO Send a message via Yahoo to HOLLIEO
Small crack in tank.

A co-worker of mine is getting rid of one of his tanks.
I am always up for new aquasitions!!!
I think he said it was like a 200 gallon show tank.
So, it is pretty tall and thin. He is going to give me the exact dimensions later today.
Anyway, He said it had a small crack in it. Like I said, I don't have all the details yet, but in the mean time....
Is a crack a fixable thing? How would you fix it? Apoxy? Silicone?
any suggestions??? or should I just pass this offer by?
any thoughts???
__________________

__________________
Aquarium Advice.Com ROCKS!!!!
HOLLIEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 145
It really depends on where the crack is and how big it is. You wouldn't want to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of a 200 gallon waterfall.
__________________

__________________
Da Cheat is to the limit!
SoCal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 11:48 AM   #3
Zic
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 281
A two hundred gallon tank will have a LOT, LOT, LOT of pressure on the tank sides. Many people get rid of big tanks with cracks in them, because if you can't repair it, It's really just a huge lizard tank.

It may be fixable. I think there are sites that have info about making and fixing your own tanks. Not 100% sure, but I think about.com is one of them.

If you do get it, and you decide to fix it, fill it up out side with a garden hose first. You want to be sure it's not gonna crack in your house. I would hate to clean up a ten gallon spill. Two Hundred gallons? Grab the kid, Honey, were moving!
__________________
Zic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,227
a glass store might be able to repair the crack with some epoxy, but would you really trust that repair to hold back nearly 2000 lbs of water?

there are chemicals that can melt glass back together, but they're hard to come by, most glass stores don't even mess with them.

if you're getting the tank for free, it might be worth a few $100 to have a glass store disassemble, replace the pane and reseal it.

if you have to buy the tank and it's cracked, pass - it's too much headache!
__________________
justDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA
Posts: 360
Send a message via AIM to HOLLIEO Send a message via Yahoo to HOLLIEO
The tank was going to be given to me, if I want it. I still haven't checked out the crack and not even sure where the crack is located. He left work early to day, so i will get with him tomorrow. I will post when i find out and maybe even a picture.
Good idea about filling it up outside first!! ha, ha
hmmmmm, I am pretty sure he had it filled and no problems. Maybe he said it was a deep scratch and I thought he said crack???
Guess i will find out tomorrow?!?!
__________________
Aquarium Advice.Com ROCKS!!!!
HOLLIEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 03:12 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
HOLLIEO,

Take the tank! If the crack is on the upper half of the tank, make a River Tank (Palladium?) out of it!!! A 200-gallon river tank with a water area and a shore area would be absoultely INCREDIBLE! You could put frogs in with your fish, and even turtles (it's big enough for them to be comfortable!). How neat would that be? A lot of work, though...

Or if it's too tall and thin to make into a river tank, or if the crack is at the middle/bottom, I'm sure somebody would LOVE it for their lizards/snake/frogs. How great would that be? You could put a whole (6-foot or longer) branch in there for the little guy/guys!

Heck, if I lived in CA (no, not calcium, as the red lettering indicates), I'd offer to "take it off" your hands.
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 03:15 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
Oh, and I liked the "aquAsition" pun!
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2003, 10:19 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA
Posts: 360
Send a message via AIM to HOLLIEO Send a message via Yahoo to HOLLIEO
well, it turns out the tank is only a 90 gallon. It actually doesn't have a crack. It was out side for a while and now the tank needs to be resealed/resiliconed.
I don't think I want to take on that project. Any thoughts on this? Is it hard to re-seal the tank? Expensive?
__________________
Aquarium Advice.Com ROCKS!!!!
HOLLIEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 08:33 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 238
Send a message via ICQ to notmuffy
LOL!! Can you see the ad?
FREE TO GOOD HOME, LARGE 200 GAL SHOW TANK, SMALL CRACK.***








***may not be 200 gal. Some assembly required.
:P
__________________
notmuffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 12:40 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 19
Shoot, I'd take it if it was me. Resealing it can't be that difficult and if its free? In my book thats a big DUH!!! My hubby is really good at things like that tho, so it wouldn't be that be a deal.
__________________

__________________
missyintx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crack, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is a Small Crack in 3 gallon bowl fixable? unknown_7 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-16-2006 04:40 PM
Will my tank crack? yohann976 DIY Projects 2 03-17-2006 07:57 PM
Will my tank crack? yohann976 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 03-15-2006 07:27 PM
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crack in the tank Franco7 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 02-21-2006 05:25 PM
Small crack in tank hammerhead911 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 05-23-2005 08:53 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.