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Old 11-28-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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Alright, got this for.......free. The top plastic was broken and the sealant stuff seemed a little missing here and there. Anyways, filled her up and no leaks. However the plastic rim is cracked in the middle and there is a slight bulge to the tank. Is it bulging because the plastic is broke? Or is this tank history.
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It's bulging because the plastic is broken. You should be able to get a replacement, either online or from your LFS
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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I've recently discovered new interest in rimless. Is that an option here or are those specially designed?
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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Those rimless tank are special tanks. I had a used 55 that the top frame cracked on test fill . It also started leaking after having it filled outside for 2 days. You would probably have to reseal the whole tank put the new frame on.
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My used tank the center brace had melted because of MH lighting. It was repaired before I got it with 2 pieces of plexi that was held in place with nylon bolts. It is very strong but a pain to have to clean in that middle area, You can get another rim at the LFS which I should have done.
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