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Old 06-12-2013, 02:39 PM   #11
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I used the Marineland 31010 10.3oz. ~$10 on Amazon.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #12
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What did you decide to do??
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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For the OP: I would be very cautious about using/repairing a tank with a crack on the bottom, for all the reasons stated above. Water is heavy. Add gravel, rocks, decor, etc, and that is a lot of stress on the bottom of the tank, which will be focused on the crack. I'd wait for the dollar/gallon sale at petco and get a new tank.

For Aquaman: Awesome tank, but I'd be worried about the integrity of the bottom for the same reasons I mentioned above. The joint is a weak spot, and with the 'patch' glass, it introduces additional stresses on the underlying pieces at the edges of the patch. That being said, it appears to be rimless and sitting directly on the surface of it's support structure, which would render my prior comments moot if true. Can you build me one?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
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All my tank I build have held water with little to no problems. With that being said they all also sit on a piece of 3/4 styrofoam. That way the tank has something with a little bit of give invade the surface isn't flat, the foam will contour to it under pressure. O also built an 86 gallon tank that I have set up in my living room. I euro braced the top and only used 1/4 inch glass. I also stated that relaxing the bottom was the best option and its not really that hard.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #15
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Relaxing= replacing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #16
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This is a corner tank I built with a two piece bottom. Out patch over it and it holds water just fine.
Awesome tank!! I was gonna replicate this effect with 2 55g tanks. I dont know alot about building tanks but would 3 feet each way from the inside corner be too big?? (one foot high max.) have a perfect corner id love make my main tank/planted/natural light..
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:35 PM   #17
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It's been fixed lol years later and it's holding up strong!
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:37 PM   #18
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This is when it was in it's prime. The heater cooked everything last year and now I'm busting the tank out again and it's now cycling with 25 minnows that I git last night. Only 2 survived.
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