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Old 02-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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glass tank issue

Somehow a split formed in the plastic rim around the top of the tank... Water slowly collects in the split and drips down the outside of the glass, leaving a residue... Whats the best way to fix this?


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Old 02-23-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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You can buy a new frame for it but I think you'd have to empty the tank. Not 100% on that though
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Wouldn't need to fully empty the tank, half way or a bit more would suffice. There are two ways to fix this.

The right way: Get a new frame and replace the old cracked one. ( See youtube videos on how to do this ).

The bandage way: Drain some water and use a bit of epoxy to mend the crack ( JB weld works good for this ). You will need to use a clamp to hold the frame tight until the epoxy cures.
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Lower your water level to just below the plastic ledge inside the tank. That will prevent the water from wicking out of the tank.If you want you can seal the crack but that may not stop the leak. Many new tanks with good trim will wick water out because the top trim is not completely sealed to the glass.
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