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Old 09-25-2021, 04:19 PM   #1
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Please help, Cracked Tank

Hi, I am new here and recently bought a tank (374L BULLET SHAPED FISH TANK) second hand.

Either during the transit or prior to purchase there is a small crack along the top of the tank.

My question is, will this put the tank at risk of breaking when full, is there a way to "fix" it considering its unique shape (I cannot get a single panel to replace it).

Really stuck and nervous about filling this so any help is hugely appreciated!

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Old 09-25-2021, 04:41 PM   #2
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Im assuming the tank is acrylic?

Minor cracks can be repaired in acrylic tanks with acrylic glue. There are plenty of videos on youtube on how to do this.

Personally i wouldnt trust a repair on such a large tank. Given you are nervous i dont think its worth it.
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Ooops

so after looking at some other advice on forums, I got a razor and started to scratch at it... lo and behold after a bit of persuasion it has started to come off..

I have no idea what it is, maybe silicone or a deposit of some sort, but it looks EXACTLY like a hairline crack would
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Great news. What are your plans for the tank? Hope you share them with us.
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I would love to do an aquascape with a sand waterfall, very ambitious, I would be happy just to have the plants survive. Will definitely post updates!
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I have managed to slowly get things sorted, and this is what the early Aquascape looks like so far. Had quite a bit of die off in the first two weeks, things are a lot more stable now.

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Looks good.
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