So today, after two weeks of waiting for the seller to ship, on my doorstep was a big old package for me. My heart sank when I picked it up and heard the broken pieces inside shift. It was my $30 (including shipping) 10 gallon metaframe that I won on ebay :'(.
I opened the bubble wrapped aquarium just enough to see that TWO of the glass sides were shattered. I'm very sad. I was excited because the tank was so cheap to begin with and was leak-free, but now I'm afraid I have an expensive project on my hands.
I haven't heard back from the seller yet, but I'm assuming he/she is not going to want me to reship this shattered package back to him. I don't want to throw it out because I don't have the heart. So how do I fix this?
I know I can find somewhere to get glass cut for me (any suggestions on a place that would do this would be great), but I need to know a few things:
Do I need a specific thickness of glass?
Am I going to be able to pick from different clarities, or is that a dream?
Should I look for the tar sealant that was used in these vintage, slate-bottom aquariums? Or should I just do as I've heard before and cover the slate with glass and use silicone all around?
And should I replace the other two sides too? Or am I just being picky about things matching?
and for the sake of my sanity, whyyyyy is nothing ever as easy as it should be in this hobby?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.