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Old 10-21-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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do it yourself tank repair

has any one out there ever replaced a side on a glass aquarium. can it be done? what all is involved to get it to work. i recently got my hands on a free 70 gal the only problem is one of the sides has been almost shattered. is this worth trying to fix or is it not worth the effort?

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Well, I'm not the daring type... so I'd say that this tank would be great for some reptiles, and little else. I've heard too many horror stories...

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I have replaced a seam on a used tank & it wasn't difficult at all. I would give it a try as long as you can get the glass at a half decent price. The small side piece is much easier to work with than the big front piece ... plus, the cost of the front glass is such that it may be cheaper to buy new.

Just make sure you get the right thickness (tempered glass for most new tanks), & have it cut to exactly the right size ... should be within 1/8 inch or better.
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