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Old 01-06-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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New tank, is this acceptable.

New Tetra tank from Petco $1 a gallon sale with bubbles in silicone. Looks a little scary. Two edges are like this. Is this common in Tetra tanks? I'm a little worried about filling it up.
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I've never seen that to be honest. I just bought a 10 gal. for some fry and when I got home and checked the tank (after it was set up) i noticed a crack in the corner of the glass. I'm not a fan of these tetra tanks, I wish they still had the aqueon ones for $1 per gallon
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:44 PM   #3
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IMO, I wouldn't use it. Save yourself the hassle. Return it now and ask the manager to check the rest WITH YOU. It may be someone was having a bad day and that's not the only tank affected. You could be saving a lot of other people some headaches. Might want to send Tetra an email with a pic as well.


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tetra tanks are one of the most likely to burst ,
I would test fill outside first in-case it decides to bust a seam
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I went back to the store and looked at the one other 40 that they had in stock and it looked good. Tetras quality control must be non existent to let that pass unless they feel bubbles between the glass are acceptable. The manager said to bring it back if I did not feel comfortable with it and seemed familiar with the issue.


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Old 01-07-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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Def. Bring it back, scrutinize the new one, check the seals all the way up an under the rim, make sure panels are all square and flush. Had one crack, panels wernt properly aligned, not saying it was the sole contributor to the failure but......

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Gonna swap it out as soon as I can. I wish the tank had a brace across the top like it does underneath, it seems like that would reduce some stress on the seams. I'm still a little nervous about this brand now but $1 a gallon fits my budget.

I picked up the Fluval 36inch Aqualife and Plant LED fixture as it was half price. I hope its a good match for this size aquarium, its has 2580 lumens of 5200k light, any thoughts on this are appreciated.


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It's not all that strong of a light, it will do low/med. Light plants ok, you can build up the substrate to increase par.

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I purchased a 55 tetra at petco and spent 45 min looking over all the seals and glass. I agree that the quality control is bad but for the price its worth the 45 min. May sound silly but I brought a magnifying glass with me also.
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I purchased a 55 tetra at petco and spent 45 min looking over all the seals and glass. I agree that the quality control is bad but for the price its worth the 45 min. May sound silly but I brought a magnifying glass with me also.
Hahah, bet they were loving that.. if I ever buy another ill do the same thing..

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