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Old 03-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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I just discovered a crack in my 10 gal. aquarium. It is not leaking at all. Do I need to do something right away? It is a dirted aquarium with plants, so would be a big project to replace. The crack goes from the top diagonally down to the side, cutting off a corner. The crack is about 6 inches long. Should I just keep an eye on it or is it likely to give way?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Consider getting another tank because a certain shock wave would cause problems. Im no expert on glass though...
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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It's in a upper corner right? A 10g doesn't have a ton of pressure on it so it'd probably be fine, you could dry it out around the crack and put a thick layer of silicone over it, just to be safe. But honestly for the cost of 10g's I'd just get a new one, They are around 13 dollars at walmart brand new.
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Thanks for your quick reply. I have already bought a new one but I don't want to do the work of transferring to it if I don't have to. I think I will watch it for a while. Yes, it is an upper corner.
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if you can drop the water level below the crack, patch it and save yourself the anxiety. This site has great advice & thorough step by step vids on tank repair:
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Thank you for the video. It is perfect for what I need to do.
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