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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Reseal Help

Hi guys trying to weigh my options here, between buying a tank or resealing.. I have a 210 gallon tank and found that there is a ding a size of a nickle or slightly larger on the inside of the glass tank right on a bottom seal, being completely afraid of a possible leak I emptied the tank and am now thinking about reinforcing the side with a strip of glass(should work right?), in order to do this properly I would have to reseal it. Because I am inexperienced in these matters I was wondering if anyone on here may be able to help me out. Please chime in if y'all think its a stupid idea. Thanks all.

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I say do it! But before setting it up back inside i would fill it up outside leave it for a few days put pressure on the bad spot and see if you can get it to give... Thats what i would do. Thats a lot a water to come down inside. Although a 210 cost a pretty penny, how much would it cost if you had a river running through your house... lol that would suck!
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Yeahi think I'll just buy a new one somehow I wish it worked out though last time ill buy a tank off Craigslist

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im interested in how bad this chip is. pics?

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Pics attached. I had it filled 3/4th of the way for 2 days without incident.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 03:10 AM
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the chip doesn't look that bad, but if you're worried about it, just replace that one pane of glass.

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I'm worried about it but removing the pane would mean remaking the entire aquarium, no?

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if you're not the diy type, see if someone in your area can give you a hand.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 03:42 PM
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I think your idea of siliconing a piece of glass over the chip and resealing the tank would work fine. That being said, I don't know if you really need to. It's hard to tell from your pic - does the chip extend all the way to the edge of the glass?

I'm happy to give you a hand with resealing/repairs if you need it (have built and resealed . Where in NY are you?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Wow tht would be awesome! I'm in queens New York, we can make it a party lol

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Scrapped the tank looking for a 180 now lol

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