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Old 09-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Leak test on a new tank?

Just what it says on the tin. I'm wondering, all you fish people, if you went to the store and bought a brand spankin' new aquarium, box never been opened etc etc, do you generally run a leak test before you set it up inside?
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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It wouldnt hurt to do so that way you can return the tank or use the warranty if it has on

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have never seen one of the new all glass or plexi tanks leak , old ones yes
in the olden dAYS when tanks had glass and steel frames the puddy often was not done right or dried out and the tank leaked , you never wanted to leave one of those tanks without water or they would leak when you filled them
some of the custom made tanks that are round or other shapes have been known to have bad seals but the mass producted ones almost never leak when new
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I don't leak test new tanks, but I do rinse them out and look at the seals. You can usually tell if there's a defect.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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I decided it wouldn't hurt anything for it to sit out in the garage for a day, just in case. Don't have all the other equipment to set it up yet, anyway.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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What size tank is it

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #7
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45 gallon. Not as big as a lot of you guys, but still plenty enough to ruin the hardwood!
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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45 is a decent size my largest is a 55 either way still alot of water

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Old 09-22-2014, 01:13 PM   #9
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I don't leak test new tanks but it wouldn't do any harm and if it did have a leak you could always return it to the store and get a refund.
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3rd floor of an apartment building. I live paycheck to paycheck. One bust tank would be enough to ruin me financially. You bet your bottom i leak test. Though it is probably completely unnecessary, you can never be too safe.

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