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Old 01-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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225g acrylic tank *cracked* need help asap!

hi im new here but looks like the place to be! i recently bought a tenacor 225g and its cracked on the bottom in 2 spots. i really need to fill this bad boy up and move my 27" blue arowana

ill post pics by tomorrow of the bottom and im awaiting to see if i can get the warranty number from the previous owner, but having troubles.. hoepfully i can send it back to them and they can fix it for me under there life time warranty. crossing my fingers!

but worse case scenario im thinking buy a 1" piece of acrylic to fit the whole bottom, with weld on products? sort of re-seal the bottom, or add a new bottom basically with out tearing the tank apart..i wouldnt even know where to start.

lots of research is needed, so anyone who is familiar with this could you please post up some info it would be more then appreciated!
any advice will be more then helpful.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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I honestly wouldn't know where to start. Do you know how thick the bottom piece is now? You mentioned adding a second 1" sheet to the bottom so didn't know if that is the same thickness as what is currently there.

The only think I know is that you are smart not to try and repair the current crack. I would hate to see 225g of water rushing out, that would be a big mess. Make SURE you test any repair for at least a couple days somewhere that can handle that much water rushing out if you are worried about it not being a good repair.

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Old 01-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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here are some pics. i would love to know if i can get a sheet of 1" and just use weldon to completely seal it and make water tight again or if the pressure from 1600lbs give or take of water would be to much..help?!
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That big a tank I just dont know if I would use it. You figure that water weighs about 8.158 lbs per gallon. You add up all that weight on that crack and I really dont trust it. IMO
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yes my thoughts exactly, but a restore is needed, i paid $50 for it and one way or another its getting used, maybe a terrarium type deal with bunch of dendrobates and tree frogs etc etc, but it will break my heart not seeing this filled with water lol!

worse case scenario ill ship it out to a professional and have them put a whole new slab on..just trying to get around that! thanks for your thoughts though i do appreciate it.
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Can you replace the bottom glass?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #7
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acrylic. but me no, a professional, yes lol! im trying to get the speedy fix up but im starting to rethink this "speedy" approach, it will be in my shop im opening soon as a show piece, so defintly shouldnt "skimp", i have no patience lol..
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and wow my friend, sweeeeet tank ya got! impressive!
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and wow my friend, sweeeeet tank ya got! impressive!
+1 seeing your tank makes me want to start a reef tank. Very nice.
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+1 seeing your tank makes me want to start a reef tank. Very nice.
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