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Old 12-02-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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TOTAL DISASTER - 1500 Gallon tank gives way

This is heartbreaking. Our LFS got a 1500 gallon used acrylic tank a few months ago. They have been working on setting it up since then. They filled it today and at 12:30 pm, the bottom seam along the back gave out and it emptied in less than 5 seconds. The owner was STANDING BEHIND THE TANK when it happened.

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Old 12-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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Wow, that sucks. Wonder if insurance will cover it?
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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What do you think caused it. Very sad!!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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I didn't want to ask. They had every employee there cleaning up the mess, reconnecting power to all the other tanks, etc.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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Was anyone hurt? 1500g of water can generate a lot of force!
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holy cow! Thats alot of water! Hope every one and thing was ok!
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That's absolutely terrible! What an awful mess that must have made
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I hope no one was hurt.
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Thankfully, no. I just found out that they caught the incident on a newly installed 16 camera security system. I'm going in tomorrow to tape it and put on YouTube, if it's possible.
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