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Old 11-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Chiped Tank

i was trying get some crappy gravel out of a 30 gallon tank (never buy the dyed stuff from a chain store) and to get the last bit out of the tank i tipped it up on the bathtub and it it chipped the sides of it but it still holds water fine. but in about 3 spots on the side are chipped about half way through the glass. should a i patch it with something or should i just throw it away?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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I'm not sure of the price, but I'd think a new 30g doesn't cost as much as the nightmare a tank full of water and gravel might cause one night at 3am.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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The cost of a new 30g is a small price to pay for some piece of mind. Sorry.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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ok ill get a new 20 ( meant to out 20 instead of 30).
this was really what i was thinking of doing anyways i wish i had room for a bigger tank but 20 is all i can get
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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If it is a 20 long, a 29 has the same footprint it's just a little taller, if you wanted to consider going larger.
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If it is a 20 long, a 29 has the same footprint it's just a little taller, if you wanted to consider going larger.
that's what i have been thinking of doing. i would just have to buy a new a hood.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:39 AM   #7
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The hood from a 20 l will fit a 29 too..
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:53 AM   #8
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Blueiz is right. I was given a 29g when I was younger and the only reason I was allowed to take it was I didn't have to buy any new equipment for it. Everything from my 20L fit my 29.
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The hood from a 20 l will fit a 29 too..
after looking it it up i think i can a full 30 gallon in the spot where the 20 was.
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Yes you can. Or 29g. Same footprint I believe.
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Yes you can. Or 29g. Same footprint I believe.
a 30 is 6 inches longer but the same width which was the issue.
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You must have a 20 high..
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:36 AM   #13
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You must have a 20 high..
yes i did i really had no idea what i was buying or doing. guess i can explain what im doing little bit. its been kind of nightmare.lol
ok i bought my girlfriend a tank for her birth day i did some research on cycling and thought ok cool that's all there is to it. but bought the crappy gravel that had the water cloudy also i think we were over using some chemicals also we then added fish to crappy water then we deiced to clean the tank and lost the 7 of the eight fish in there was 3 mollies 5 glowlight tetras (we had way to fish many also.) then while getting the last bit of water out it chipped so i went to buy a new tank for her she has resently came into some money so she used what i gave her plus some and bought a 40gl long with stand that im trying to help set up some cichilds. and i was going to use what was left what i got her originally because spent a 130 on that 20gl kit. but it turns out most of it is crap.
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