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Old 09-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Oh no! Repairing tank

Hi. You know the old adage measure twice, cut once? Well I must have been a bit under the weather when I measured twice-- I ordered a piece of tempered glass to replace the bottom of a homemade aquarium, and I made a mistake!

The length is correct, but the width of the new glass is too narrow -- it would be just even with the inside walls of the aquarium. I know it won't look great, but could I make up the difference with silicone and perhaps have the sidewalls sit on 1/4" plywood or something?

Thanks, and yes, DOH!
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How big is the tank? Dimensions?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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It's about 18Wx18Hx33"L =~45 gallons.

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Well I don't know if anybody is interested, but I did use the slightly too small bottom, and it's been holding water fine for a few weeks so far.
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