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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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so i bought this 5 gal no name rimless tank and i have been running it for a while. a few weeks into use there was a small little piece that chipped off in the back edge. i looked at the area around the chip and there are air bubbles in the seam. should i be concerned? how should i go about fixing this?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:35 PM
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any way you can post a pic?

How big is the chip, and where on the tank is it located?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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so the side with the chip has less bubbles and is towards the top of the tank. however on the opposite side of the tank, towards the bottom, there are a ton of bubbles in the seam. do you think this could be a problem? the tank it made of in total i believe 3 pieces. the front is one piece with rounded corners which attaches to the back piece. so where these two pieces meets is where the bubbles are.
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looks like it about to crack any moment...those bubble seem like a bad sign

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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yea thats what im scared of. but i really dont want to break it down and have to reseal everything but i might just have to.
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eh, I've got nothing, I'm over my head.

I'd guess that the pressures on something that small are pretty weak compared to the thickness of glass, etc.

But that's not worth much if it does decide to start leaking after you've left for the day.
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if an air bubble is forming, its going to crack any day. i say seal it up before you get tank water all over the floor
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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thanks i drained about 60% of the water. im not really sure what to do with it since it has aqua soil in it and ive never broken down a tank with aquasoil before. so i might buy a similar sized tank and transfer everything over and use this one as a small green house or terrarium or something
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