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Old 03-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #61
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Lol baby steps.

PS. Silly question. What glue are you using?

Also did you say you were putting the tank in the basement
I'm using Weld On #16 and no the tank is going in our spare bedroom.

And you are so right......baby steps lol.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #62
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Lol 80 lbs of sand waiting for me when I got home today!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #63
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Well sump preliminarily finished. Tested design. Will fill in minor holes in fuge area with sealant tomorrow.

Bad news is I cracked the tank (again!) and this time it's bad. Trying to repair and its not gonna be pretty lol. Pic is of repair in progress. Ughh.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:08 AM   #64
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Filled tank yesterday and has held water overnight. Still makes me a little uneasy tho......

Reef rock arrived yesterday. Well vat least half of it did. Somehow half arrived yesterday and the other half tracking shows arrives Wednesday. Funny cuz they both arrived to the same transfer station last Sunday and yet tracking shows them getting there via different routes.
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If you are still uneasy about the crack, are there any other ways to increase the strength in that area, like gluing some pieces along side or overtop?
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If you are still uneasy about the crack, are there any other ways to increase the strength in that area, like gluing some pieces along side or overtop?
Yeah I glued the crack and also welded pieces inside and outside in a sandwich method to increase surface area. Bad news is a tiny leak showed this morning. Upon inspection the crack branched a new limb. Guess the pressure had to release somewhere.

Now I need to decide if I should just run it half full or buy a 140 gal frag tank from a friend but the prob with the 140 is that the overflow boxes' bulkhead holes fall right on my stands upright supports. Lol means redoing my stand
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I vote new tank or replacing the piece entirely
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Bigger tank and redo the stand.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #69
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Yeah I am going with the 140 gal. It's less gallons but same footprint. Just need to modify my stand is all. Ughhhh.
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Hang in there!


I know the anxiety of having a cracked tank. It wasn't worth it IMO. That being said though the other tank is extra work it was worth piece of mind
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