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Old 11-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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To fill or not to fill??

Hi. This is my 50ltr cube. I decided to remove the rim around the top. I'm not sure if it was there for support or purely cosmetic reasons. It did once has plastic hinges at the back to hold the lid, which I removed a few months ago. The tank is glass. I'm wondering if it is ok to fill now. Here are a few pictures, let me know what you think and any questions, fire away....
WILL IT HOLD????
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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I think it will hold for sure, might of given alittle support but looked a lot more like a place for the lid to fit snug. Its a small tank and the water pressure will be minimal and the joints at the back look well siliconed
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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I think it will hold for sure, might of given alittle support but looked a lot more like a place for the lid to fit snug. Its a small tank and the water pressure will be minimal and the joints at the back look well siliconed
Thanks molliwopp. I was thinking the same but just needed some reassurance. I agree it was just for the lid. The back is well structured, with strong plastic brackets at the rear/sides. There is also has a very thick layer of silicone inside....
PS...Good to see i'm not the only night owl here!!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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Yeah sometimes it good to post afew pics and ask afew questions while youre there. what you going to be putting in it?
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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I would agree, it will be fine. Nice looking tank too
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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Yeah sometimes it good to post afew pics and ask afew questions while youre there. what you going to be putting in it?
Not sure yet. I'm trying to sneak another tank in that room, without my GF noticing. I would like to do some endlers and shrimp in this tank but if I can't get another tank in, it might be a birthing tank for my guppies....
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I would agree, it will be fine. Nice looking tank too
Thanks, I spent most of the day removing the lid, silicone and giving it a vinegar bath. Good job my GF was out for the day, the room was like a bomb went off. I just got it cleared up 10mins before she got home. She not a fan of my hobby..haha.
That's 2-0 for the fill. One more yes for the hat trick...lol
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Two weeks today and she's holding together. So far, so good. I think I should be ok now
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yea if it didn't bust in the first few hours it's not going to break.
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