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Old 02-21-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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Whats the Chances?

here in the past few weeks i have seen a few post that other AA members have had horrible tank issuses dealing from leaks to the whole side of the tank come apart.
my question is whats the chances of a problem like this happening to a person. and does the age of a tank play any role? the reason why i ask is. i just bought a 30g and i have to keep it in my bedroom. and now i am terrified that this might happen to me 8O . what are some factors that play major roles that lead to these problems?
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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There are really alot of diffrent factors to leaks . Such as handeling them rough or not completely emptying them befor moving them ... As for the front pannel busting out I am willing to bet that is a really rare thing (this is the only time I have ever heard of this) Usually there is some out side force that causes it . Ie bumping the glass ,moving partially empty tanks , as for the leaks on the silicone I have had 2 leak on me both mine were bow fronts ... I think what happens is the silicone is not adheared in an area and it eventually starts to leak.... or nicking it with a sharp object while cleaning such as a razor blade .
However I dont think this is something you need to worry about , should you have a back up absolutely every one should run through a drill of what to do should they discover a leak... but dont loose sleep over it , if you drill yourself and family as to what to do you wont be as scared , I have changed out 2 tanks and thanks to planning it went semi smooth and the transferr compleated with in a day of tear down . Being faced with a leak is definatly scary stuff but with planning it doesnt have to be that bad . this works with large and small tanks as well


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Old 02-21-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
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ok thanks sadielynn. that helps alot. i dont use razor blades to clean the tank i use brushs and other stuff like the little magnet pad that link u post also is great. i think i will make up a little walmart plastic tote some thime this week.
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When you do that just be sure it can hold atleast 1/2 -2/3 or more of your water from your tank ..
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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cool will do. its only a 30g. they have 30g tubs at walmart for shure. now i just got to get my parents to let me have some old towels lol
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