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Fixing cracked glass

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I have a chance to get a 55 gallon 3long by 18back and 24high.
It has good sized cracks in one of the biggest pieces of glass from top to bottom. Any good links for repairing tanks or is it a fools hope to do such a thing?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 09:34 PM
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If your time is worth much then I would say it's not worth trying to fix it. 55 gallon tanks are pretty cheap.
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If your time is worth much then I would say it's not worth trying to fix it. 55 gallon tanks are pretty cheap.
I have some plans that might damage a tank so why not try it on this one. Anyone with ideas and or links? I have done a search but haven't found much info.
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You will need a piece of glass the right size and thickness. And some aquarium safe silicone.
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Scolly has a lot of experiance with the silicon, if you read his thread that is sticky in this section he lists the one that worked well for him. I would start about 4 pages from the end.
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Ok, I was way off on the page # but it is talked about on page 33 and previous pages it is called RTV108
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Hello all
I have a chance to get a 55 gallon 3long by 18back and 24high.
It has good sized cracks in one of the biggest pieces of glass from top to bottom. Any good links for repairing tanks or is it a fools hope to do such a thing?
thanks
Sorry to have not seen this sooner... if you are going to replace the whole piece of glass (best option IMO) as Rex is suggesting, that RTV108 that Lumpyfunk indicated is some bullet-proof stuff! If you can find it, it will work.

Steve - 33g reef and a 180g planted in need of a re-scape.
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What's peace of mind cost? Around 100 bucks, if you are buying a new 55 gallon at my LFS. Seriously, don't bother trying to fix it because approximately 55 gallons of water on the floor can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Think of it as insurance against the worst case scenario.
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