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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Can I still use this stock tank if I fix it?

So I bought a 75 gallon stock tank (Rubbermaid) and I cut a section of the front off for an abandoned DIY project.

I still spent money on it and would rather not throw it out if I can help it. I saved the panel, if I epoxy or melt bond it back into place and maybe reinforce it with wire grid on the outside or along the seam, do you think I could use it and fill it up with water?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 02:42 AM
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Are you going to magyver up that gumball machine into betta tank?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2015, 12:19 PM
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Can't hurt to try. I might put some sort of bands or straps around the outside to hold the panel in place against the weight but getting the seam leak proof is going to be tougher. Seems like you have a few good ideas for it though.
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Personally I think it'll be more time and aggravation then it's worth.
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Fiberglass and then coat the inside with silicone


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I would epoxy it! That stuff is crazy strong and aquarium safe topically. Also if you really want to put do yourself you could epoxy the outside of it and the. On the inside you could do a big wide but short beed of silicone. I would use rtv silicone if you end up using it


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