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Old 07-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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I have a glass 55 gallon tank that I just filled. I did get it used from someone that had it up and running fine. I filled it earlier this week and now I noticed that its bowing by 3/4 of an inch. Is this normal for a glass tank, or is it time to retire this one?
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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I don't think that is good
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I have a glass 55 gallon tank that I just filled. I did get it used from someone that had it up and running fine. I filled it earlier this week and now I noticed that its bowing by 3/4 of an inch. Is this normal for a glass tank, or is it time to retire this one?
If it were me I would retire it. I don't know about you but I don't want 55 gallons of water on my floor
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I would have to venture on the side of caution on this one. That does not sound good to me. The only bowing there should be is if you have a bowfront aquarium.
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Is the tank level from front to back? Or is the center brace cracked?
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The center brace is actually missing
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The center brace is actually missing
Well there's your problem, the center brace is a structurely piece of the rim. Either replace the upper trim or toss the tank but do no fill the tank...you will see a failure.
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Well there's your problem, the center brace is a structurely piece of the rim. Either replace the upper trim or toss the tank but do no fill the tank...you will see a failure.
Awesome . Oh well back to the drawing board.
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55g tanks are very easy to come by wether it's Craigslist or Petco's dollar per gallon sale, which may still be going on.
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Today is the last day I think..
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