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Old 02-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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New 120 with cracks in frame

Just brought home my 120 reef ready tank and discovered cracks on the bottom corners of black frame molding. Do I need to worry about integrity of my tank now? I've been reading all over on this subject and cant really find a good answer.
Also has hairline cracks on the top trim corners.
I brought this tank home when it was 5-10 degrees outside and the tank had just been drained by previous owner. Probably a 2.5 hour trip.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I would be concerned, if anything happens to your tank. 120 gallons might ruin just about anything it pouts out onto..
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Is it new or new to you? The cracks won't hurt a thing, there mostly for beauty, you can get a clear two part apoxy and it will stop further cracking. But if its new, I would return it and get a new just cause thought of it!
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Is it new or new to you? The cracks won't hurt a thing, there mostly for beauty, you can get a clear two part apoxy and it will stop further cracking. But if its new, I would return it and get a new just cause thought of it!
New to me. The tank looked great when I bought it from the previous owner, but I had to travel with it for 140 miles to bring it home in the back of my truck. It was 10 degrees outside. Possibly the cold have caused this? I really want to fill up the tank, just want to be safe.
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Aqueon (if its an aqueon tank) makes replacement bands as well, but getting the old one off can be a real pain in the neck.
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Aqueon (if its an aqueon tank) makes replacement bands as well, but getting the old one off can be a real pain in the neck.
It's a marineland aquarium
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It will be fine, but if it worries you get some apoxy so it won't crack any further and go on with the sys. I have taken them off and used the tanks before!
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It's a marineland aquarium
You could google marineland and see if they offer replacements as well.
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Thanks everyone. I can live with the looks of it, just concerned about the integrity of the tank.
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