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Old 11-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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240g Front Pane Replacement

To cut a long story short, the front 8' pane on my 240g cracked today. Is it possible to get that replaced or would it be too risky? The glass guy that damaged it is willing to replace it, but he does not specialize in aquariums and I can't have that much water flooding our living room.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Man, that really sucks! Sorry that happened to you. If you decide to replace it, I would ask that he go thicker glass than what was there previously. With an 8 foot tank, it needs support. Obviously there is some problems with the top brace, and the thicker glass will help. I would also have him remove the plastic brace on top and replace it with a euro-brace with glass cross supports on top of that. It'll be a pain, but that's the only way I would consider doing it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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get some liability forms with his signature on it just in case... Legal zoom! sorry dude..
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I'd have him replace the whole tank.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:06 AM   #5
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I'd have him replace the whole tank.
+1. id never replace an 8' pane of glass on a tank. id wake up every morning afraid to look at the tank for fear it would have failed. either the guy fully replaces the tank or atleast pays you for a 240 that you find.
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I'd have him replace the whole tank.
+1, he's got to replace the whole tank
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I got it all woked out with him. I found another 240g LeeMar custom tank that I am hoping to get Saturday. He gave me cash, no hassle at all. the tank is Two hours away, but I get to pass by one of my old LFS and a new LFS on the way, so not all that bad.
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Glad to hear that!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #9
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Excellent news, glad the guy was reasonable.

I imagine his insurance will cover it anyway.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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He did not have insurance, which is why I was so worried that he might try to disappear. It all turned out okay though. Good guy, hope he does well with his glass business. He plans to stick to installs that he has done for years moving forward. He said no more aquariums.
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