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So dumb me I wanted to set up my fluval edge and had it sitting my my 20 gallon tall. I turned my chair and it swung around and hit the corner of the fluval edge into my 20 gallon and cracked it a little. Would it be a bad idea to leave it like this?

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Thats going to spread and get worse..
I find the fluval glass cracks very easy myself don't risk it.


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Yes IMO. Time for a new tank


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I figured I probably would have to. It started to drip a little so I drained it below the crack. I found a 30 gallon today! Time to swap the plants out.

Would it be worth the while to replace the cracked piece of glass?
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I figured I probably would have to. It started to drip a little so I drained it below the crack. I found a 30 gallon today! Time to swap the plants out.

Would it be worth the while to replace the cracked piece of glass?
definitely especially if you have a donor piece or a local glass guy.


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Here is the part that will take off and race across the tank, then it can blow apart. Or, it may crack slowly, and start seeping.

Either way, do not trust this tank.

If you want to set up a riparium and can turn this corner to the back then you could patch it. Silicon a patch of glass over it to stop the crack from running, but I still would not trust water above a corner that looks like that.
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Definitely better to not take the risk. Changing a pane of glass can be a bit of a task if you have never done it. Just have patience and take your time and its definitely something that a diyer can do. The best glass to get cheap is during the petco $1 sale. I have purchased 2-3 tanks to break down for scrap glass. Its gets easier the more you do. Glass shops in my area charge way more per sq ft compared to a $40 40g breeder tank during a petco sale.

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If you like working with glass, you can take the glass apart and build yourself rimless smaller tanks.
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