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Old 08-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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My name is Tommy. I've been dreaming about owning a saltwater tank for about 3 years now and just found a deal that I couldn't pass up. I found a 180 gallon set up for 800 bucks. While moving the tank I accidentally chipped the bottom at one of the holes drilled for the overflow. It is about the size of my finger tip maybe the width of a toothpick deep on the dry side of the glass. I've spoken to several people that said I should be good. But I would like to try and find someone that has had this problem before and knows how I should proceed. First thing I want to do is fill it up outside and see if it will hold. Maybe leave it for a week or two. And was thinking about sandwitching both sides together between two pieces of glass. The chip is in the overflow so I know that won't have much water in it. I'm just concerned that the pressure inside the main tank will be catastrophic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Just fill it with some kind of aquarium safe silicon. Same thing happened to me and that's what I did and i have had no problems at all
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Thank you so much. I figured it would be ok since the overflow isn't gonna be full. I just don't want to flood my house. Are your overflows drilled at the bottom of your tank? And how big is it if you don't mind me asking.
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It's a 150 and no it's drilled at the top
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