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AquaticAl 01-29-2012 11:49 PM

55 gallon with cracked black plastic
 
I bought a 55 gallon second had and cracked the corners of the rim stock ( black plastic around bottom) while moving it and now not sure what to do. Do you guys know a way to fix it or replace it for cheap?

Rhino 01-30-2012 12:55 AM

My lfs sold replacement trims for $15. I redid the top trim on a 55 gallon. Pretty easy to replace just takes time and patience.

Aski247 01-30-2012 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rhino
My lfs sold replacement trims for $15. I redid the top trim on a 55 gallon. Pretty easy to replace just takes time and patience.

You are just referring to the trim along the outside, not the support bracket in the middle as well?

The trim as said is a easy fix. And doesn't really need to be fixed at all.

Rhino 01-30-2012 10:16 AM

On mine it is was all one piece. The support bracket was tied into the trim to give it stability..

LyndaB 01-30-2012 10:17 AM

I believe they're referring to the bottom of the tank.

Rhino 01-30-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by LyndaB
I believe they're referring to the bottom of the tank.

Yes they are, but they use identical trim pieces on top and bottom so it does not matter.

LyndaB 01-30-2012 10:22 AM

10-4.... I have to admit, I've never looked at the bottom of my tank. It has the same support strip?

Mlani 01-30-2012 10:28 AM

Could you take some pics? To see better what you're dealing with?

Rhino 01-30-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by LyndaB
10-4.... I have to admit, I've never looked at the bottom of my tank. It has the same support strip?

Yep I guess its easier on the manufacturing side if they do them the same.

LyndaB 01-30-2012 10:50 AM

That makes sense.

When I was purchasing a used tank from my favorite lfs, he felt it needed a new top section w/bracket, so he ordered it and replaced it for me. Wasn't much to it, he said.


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