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Old 02-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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wee little cracked tank

I recently aquired a tank from a friend who decided it was too much trouble to fix. I think its a 5g because it is approximatly half the size of my 10g. I was wondering how much trouble this would be to repair, and what do I need to repair it?
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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I didnt think I would have to worry about too much water pressure due to it being such a little tank, the tank is 16.5 X 8.5 X 10.5. any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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It is 6.38g. That is at least 50lbs of pressure when full. I don't know how to repair it, but you do need to repair it.
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I find small tanks all the time on my local craigslist, and they are very inexpensive. I would just look for another one.
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Possibly even a bigger one, mwahahaha lol.
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you'll spend more trying to fix that than if you were to go to walmart and buy a simple 10g tank only for $12
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Or you might find a good deal on a kit on CL
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:03 AM   #8
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ok so this could be the dumbest question ever asked, but could I just slicone the crap out of the crack, or would that be a terribly unwise thing to do. I kinda had my heart set on fixing this tank.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #9
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you could very easily get a piece of glass or plexi to fit inside the tank and silicon it in.

I saw a 3 gallon tank on CL today, and an 18X18X12. It's probably good I dont have money right now.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:43 AM   #10
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Have a glass shop cut another piece of glass for it. If you can't get that one out, take a razor knife and remove the silicone from around the perimeter on the bottom, lay the new piece of glass right on top of the old, silicone in place, and voila! It's on the bottom, you won't see it anyway. But I wouldn't just try to patch it... glass does flex, and ultimately a patch will fail. A piece of glass that size won't cost more than a few bucks.
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