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Old 03-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Crack or chip

K in the process of taking the reef apart i believe a LR hit the side and caused a tiny itsy bitsy crack. I was polishing the glass and noticed it. I can feel it with my finger nail.

Now what?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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Where exactly is it? How big is the tank? Is it glass or acrylic? I'm guessing glass?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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Yea I would like to see a pic, but any sign of a crack is never a good sign. The glass will always have constant pressure from the water and I personally would always be worried about that crack turning into something bigger.

Other option is to google "how to fix a crack in an aquairum" I saw some good videos on youtube and a few good reads.
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Yea I would like to see a pic, but any sign of a crack is never a good sign. The glass will always have constant pressure from the water and I personally would always be worried about that crack turning into something bigger.

Other option is to google "how to fix a crack in an aquairum" I saw some good videos on youtube and a few good reads.
I agree, this is a rather lengthily fix and requires a lot. I like to think of a crack in a glass tank as a sniper focusing in on a target. The tank pressure will focus in on that one weak spot and push and push until in eventually fails. I would look into those fixes provided by cerulean_blue. Hope this helps!
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Its maybe 1 cm and now i want to cry.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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Its maybe 1 cm and now i want to cry.
How big is the tank?
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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How big is the tank?
30 gallon bow
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And it is on the front of the tank? Don't cry about this minor chip.....if all else fails, just buy a used tank and they are cheap!
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Is it a crack or a chip/gouge?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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Is it a crack or a chip/gouge?
Its a crack thats less than half a cm. i measured it. I told my husband we will be watching it and recording its length in our water analysis book.

He said he spent 500 on the tank and stand. He sooo was ripped off. If i wasnt tired id already been at the doors of that **** lfs asking them how they sleep at night!!!
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