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Unhappy Cracked a tank while derimming!!!

So in an attempt to derim my 10G tank (first derim I try), I cracked the tank in the top right corner, 6" down (halfway)... I'm disapointed... But on the brightside, it's an excuse to buy a new (bigger) tank!!! Anyways, just though I'd share... I was gonna use it as a paludarium for FBT's... The water was gonna be 6" high, so it would leak...
Anyways, just though I'd share!
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well.. you should finish de-rimming it then silicone the crack up and turn it to the back.. arent you going to put rocks or something in there to build a wall or what not?


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Ya, thats what I will do... It's already the back... And yes
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A table saw with an accurate fence, can cut the tops of the rims leaving just the sides, which are now far easier to deal with.
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A table saw with an accurate fence, can cut the tops of the rims leaving just the sides, which are now far easier to deal with.
I have a tiny block plane I bought at the local Ace Hardware that I use to plane off the top corners almost down to the glass. That also makes it much easier to remove the rim. I also use a utility knife to cut the corners vertically. That separates the sides and ends so each piece can come off by itself. But, however you do it, I find this to be a laborious job.

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I would not silicone a crack like this and expect it to hold water long term. 10g tanks are cheap(10 bucks....) but 10g of water damage could easily give you a thousand bucks in floor damage.
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