Originally Posted by hc8719
has anybody actually had a bad "brand new" aquarium?
well.. not me, but my mom's husband around 1993.
All glass 125 gallon split all the way across the back petty much in the middle of the back glass. Obviously plate glass for the back of a six foot tank. It was about two years old.
I might add that his All-glass 125gal at the time had similar thickness and weight glass as my 75gal Oceanic.
The house is very old and likely has subflooring issues, but has had one large tank in the same room ever since, all being Oceanic after that incendent and has sence not had a reocuance.
But I've only seen a few, maybe two, 55gal's have problems over the years regardless of brand or age, and those were silcone seal issues/IMHO
a relitively minor problem.