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Old 01-12-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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anyone ever have a ten gal. tank bust?

i just set up a ten gallon salt with a whisper hang on for a 55 gallon. im not sure of the model but its pretty big, takes up most of the back of the tank and i noticed that the tanks front and back glass are bowed. i took the weight off the back by standing the filter on a stack of wood but it is still bowed a little from the presure of the water.
i was just wondering what the likelyhood of the thing busting is? has this ever happened to anyone?


sorry for posting here but i wanted to ask everyone, salt and fresh. thanks.
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Do you know for sure that it is a tank meant to hold water and not reptiles?
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you'd be suprised how much flex glass has, and how much pressure it can take.
if your worried, glue a strip across the top of the front panel from end to end.
the front panel on my 100gallon bows about 1/3 " in the middle

to answer the question in the thread title, no, but i've seen a 29 gallon bust and spill all over my mates carpet floor because the stand was twisted about an inch out of whack. fool

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i think its ment to hold water. its one of those ten $ deals from walmart. same as petsmart in the fish section. the tank is bowed 1/4 -1/3 of an inch also. pretty far for a ten i think but i geuss well see.
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If in doubt, throw it out.

I had a 30 long start to bow. See ya. Not taking a chance with 30 gallons on my floor...
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see if you can exchange it for a new one
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see if you can exchange it for a new one
Exactly what I would do, why take chances.
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I had a 30 long start to bow. See ya. Not taking a chance with 30 gallons on my floor...
If the tank bowed, it do so from day one.
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