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Old 06-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Crack in tank?

Just noticed a small crack in my 10 gallon tank. Will it be ok? My tank currently has water and a fish in it. Should I move the fish to a different tank?
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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That is a bad spot for a crack, since it runs outside of the silicone. It could be patched with a piece of glass siliconed to the outside. They seem to be pushing the limits as far as glass thickness in 10 gal tanks. I have one, that is so thin I'm almost afraid to fill it. the glass is much thinner than others i have.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Alright thanks for the info. And your right, they do seem to be getting thinner! Lower quality as well. =\
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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I would get another tank if I were you. Your taking a big chance with that crack. if it lets go your going to have ten gallons of water to clean up and the fish could die if it were to happen overnight or while your out. There certainly cheap enough.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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Patching makes really no sense on a 10 gallon tank. I like to save money where I can but there are times when the effort, cost, etc..... trump trying to save money. It is very possible getting a small piece of glass, silicon, etc.. can equal the cost of a new 10 gallon. Finding a 10 gallon for free is a rather easy also.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have another 10 gallon tank that I moved it to. So I'll probably pick up another tank at Walmart for $13. Thanks everyone!
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