Derimmed 10G AGA seams separating. Run it, junk it, or reseal it? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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Derimmed 10G AGA seams separating. Run it, junk it, or reseal it?

I just picked up a 10G aqueon glass tank and spent a good amount of time derimming the top thinking there should be no problem. I took my time and used a solder iron to melt the top of the trim so I could run a razor on the inside and outside of the glass. I placed it on level ground and started filling it up to leak test it... once the water got 3/4 of the way up i noticed one of the seams began separating between the glass pane showing a line of microbubbles from mid height to the top. I decided to slowly keep filling it and just see how it would go. Sure enough, all 4 seams showed signs of separation with microbubbles between the panes. I measured the bowing and it came out to a total of 1/4 inch wider than empty. I didnt expect it to fail this badly as I've seen plenty derimmed 10's and 20's that have held up fine without any signs of separation. Now I dont know what to do with the tank, granted it was only $10, but I hate to waste it. So I guess my question is if it would be safe to tear it down completely and reseal the whole thing with rtv assuming it would be safe to run it completely frameless (top and bottom)?
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