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Old 11-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Fixing a cracked aquarium

Ok so there is a 300 gallon tank on craigslist for 200 bucks it has a crack in the conter of the bottom about 9 inches long could i repair this by siliconing the crack and siliconing a sheet of glass on top of it? im waiting on the person to send me a pic of the crack will post when she does

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Old 11-22-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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I wouldn't risk it, that's a ton of weight and that is enough water to ruin your week. The best thing would be to replace the entire glass panel. On a tank that large it will require a pretty expensive and heavy piece of glass but it can be done.

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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+1 on that one why risk it , break the tank down and go from there not worth the risk and stress of when is it going to let go.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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yuh i decided against it after going and seeing it in person the crack is actually all the way across the bottom center i got him down to 100 bucks but really didnt want to order a new bottom and break it all down
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You can add a second bottom to the tank, either inside or on the outside depending how the tank is built. Alternatively you can add a patch to the inside of the tank if the bottom is supported.
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