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Old 12-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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40 Gallon bowing HELP!

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I just upgraded my tank finally! I bought a 40 gallon breeder made by aqueon when Petco was having their $1 per gallon sale a while ago. The house I was in before didn't have a trust worthy floor to set it up on so I waited until we moved. We just bought a house and I just set up the tank today. I just noticed its bowing about 1/4" in the middle. Us this going to be a problem down the road!!? I really really don't want to come home to 40 gallons of water on the floor in my parents brand new house j have the tank on a stand from Petco for a 40 gallon breeder and I put some plywood in between the tank and the stand so everything should be level.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'd start by calling petco. Depending on what they say I'd either not worry about it or try to get them to replace it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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I'd start by calling petco. Depending on what they say I'd either not worry about it or try to get them to replace it.
Well I don't even know if they would let me return it because I bought it months ago and no longer have the receipt. I sent an inquiry to aqueon's customer service.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Well I don't even know if they would let me return it because I bought it months ago and no longer have the receipt. I sent an inquiry to aqueon's customer service.
Aqueon have warranties on all their tanks, I think 20-40 gallons are like six month or 1 year warranties so it might be worth it to give them a call. If you used your petco pals card they can look up your transactions in their system or you can look it up online too
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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Huh! I totally didn't even think of that! I do have the sticker and its a five year warranty so I should be good. I contacted them and am waiting to hear back. I guess if anything I can just try and get a new tank. And if not just buy another one.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Went to Petco last night and they said they have never heard of the tank bowing but that there wasn't anything they could do return wise since it was a little while ago. I'm looking into just buying a sea clear acrylic tank when I can get enough money saved up. Just because its supposed to be stronger and a bit more flexible than glass.
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i have a 40G breeder in my garage i have yet to setup and reading this thread makes me a little nervous... hopefully it's gonna be ok. otherwise i have to go by a new one :/
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
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i have a 40G breeder in my garage i have yet to setup and reading this thread makes me a little nervous... hopefully it's gonna be ok. otherwise i have to go by a new one :/
It's making me nervous! I guess they used to make them with a center brace but they discontinued that style. I would just save your receipt and try to get it set up within the return time frame. I wish I would have done that but you live and learn I guess.
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I bought a 40b during the $1 sale and mine isn't bowed. ..it can happen time to time when things are man made.....but imo all won't be destroyed just because one out of 50 is....
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yea mine has already past the return date and i already spray painted the back side black lol... guess i'll have to see what happens when i go to fill it lol
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Went to Petco last night and they said they have never heard of the tank bowing but that there wasn't anything they could do return wise since it was a little while ago. I'm looking into just buying a sea clear acrylic tank when I can get enough money saved up. Just because its supposed to be stronger and a bit more flexible than glass.
I though the manufacturer had a warranty. Have you contacted them?
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #13
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I though the manufacturer had a warranty. Have you contacted them?
Yes I have emailed them and awaiting a response. If I don't get an email soon ill just call them.
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If you need to, just buy a new one and return the defective one in the box of the new one .

Trust me this works for everything !
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If you need to, just buy a new one and return the defective one in the box of the new one .

Trust me this works for everything !
Brilliant idea! Haha why I didn't think of that is beyond me.
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Haha I was just about to suggest that! Even though dishonest, I have to admit I've done this on several occasions
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who is being dishonest really?

Greedy corporations making substandard goods selling them at a premium cost to the consumer, knowing that their product will fail just outside of the warranty.

To me that's dishonesty.
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who is being dishonest really?

Greedy corporations making substandard goods selling them at a premium cost to the consumer, knowing that their product will fail just outside of the warranty.

To me that's dishonesty.
Agreed. I think I will just go over to an acrylic tank once I get the funds for one. I know they scratch easy but everywhere I read keeps saying that are 17x stronger and that's got me sold.
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yea mine has already past the return date and i already spray painted the back side black lol... guess i'll have to see what happens when i go to fill it lol
That shouldn't matter. My brothers 125 cracked on him overnight and flooded his apartment. The back was painted black and they honored the warranty
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True but i was more referring to a receipt return type situation. All the stickers are still on the glass so you may be correct that I could take a warranty return route in the event something happens
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