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Old 01-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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So I have a large tank and I'm always worried it's going to leak or explode, I have checked the sides no water.. Yet.. What are the chances of this tank living.. Should I be worried??
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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So I have a large tank and I'm always worried it's going to leak or explode, I have checked the sides no water.. Yet.. What are the chances of this tank living.. Should I be worried??
I honestly wouldn't worry about it. From the picture, it looks quite modern. Many people here have had tanks for +20yrs, some longer....
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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The only age failures I've ever experienced have always been the plastics in the hood and even that's only been with fluorescent tube lights.
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I bought a second hand tank and discovered that it leaked so I put a load of aquarium sealant on the joins and it is now perfect. If you're worried about getting leaks then maybe do this as a precautionary measure? The sealant was really cheap online, think I got mine on eBay with free delivery!
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For what it is worth I have a tank I built around 1967. It is actually very poorly built with lots of bubbles in the silicone. It was done with a squeeze tube and one of the sides slipped at the bottom so it isn't straight. It still holds water.
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My 55 gallon was given to me. I had it dry for a few years with reptiles. Its been up and running the last couple years with no issues. It is at least 20 years old.

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So I have a large tank and I'm always worried it's going to leak or explode, I have checked the sides no water.. Yet.. What are the chances of this tank living.. Should I be worried??
Why worry? If the tank hasn't leaked yet and it's properly supported on a stand, it's fine. I know there are dishonest folks out there who sell leaking tanks but you would know by now if you'd bought one.
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Is that glass? If it's not I wouldn't worry
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