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Old 06-26-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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Chipped tank

Hello all. After several years of wanting an aquarium my GF has decided to bank roll one for me for my birthday. The first acquisition was a 60 gallon breeder tank we got locally from craigslist. After getting it home and filling it with water I noticed it had a chip in one of the corners and I'm trying to determine if this is a fatal wound or if it's still safe to use this tank. Here are some pictures taken from both sides, it's right on a corner about 2/3 of the way up.

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How thick is the glass?
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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The second pic scares me. Have you filled it yet? If not, I'd say to try it outside.
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It's sitting outside full of water right now, I'm not sure how long I should give it before I feel safe.
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Maybe just make it an outdoor tank? That way the neighbors can enjoy it too.
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Maybe just make it an outdoor tank? That way the neighbors can enjoy it too.
hehe, that's not a bad idea. The more I think about it the more I'm not sure I'll ever trust this tank. I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get something new then I can use this tank for a future tank that will be shallower water with some land in it as well for fiddler crabs or something like that so I won't be filling it past halfway and that should cut down on the chances of it bursting open I would think.
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Ah but wait! I think I found the solution!



(Yes, now I'm done with the useless fixes)
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Hmmm, if nothing else you can use it for QT just don't fill it completely with water.
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Yeah I found out that the fish shop near me sells 50 gallon acrylic breeders for $96 so I'm gonna just go new. Now I can start planning the dual level tank for that chipped one. Half full of water then I'm thinking of putting a platform above the surface sitting on stilts that go down into the water. Then I just have to build some sort of little ramp and I figure I can have about a 30 gallon tank, although kinda shallow, and have room for land dwellers too
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