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Old 03-19-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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I just had this 2ft tank given to me but on further inspection of it found small cracks on the baseClick image for larger version

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ID:	228992 I've filled it up(in the bath just incase) and it doesn't seem to leak but worried with the extra weight of gravel in it it will start to leak .. Any thoughts ??
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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Should I try it with some gravel in the bottom ??
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
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I wouldn't bother if it were me. Those tanks are pretty cheap to buy new. Even if it passes your tests whats to say in 2 months time it gives out?? Is it worth the hassle? My opinion, no its not
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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Yes I was in two minds .. I'm not gonna bother
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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I really wouldnt. Imagine getting it all setup and running then discovering a leak or worse tank completely giving way
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hard to tell from pictures , but if what looks like damage to me is indeed damage I would not use it (but maybe its clear tape wrinkles... ). 20 gallon tanks are indeed not to expencive and thats a lot of water to find on the floor
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #7
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It's going back.. Don't want to risk it
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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You get a better feeling with a brand new shiny tank
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