So I've been talking to my BF, and I might be able to get the 40g up and running again, in the "other" basement once the 120 settles down a little bit. Would probably just be a place to grow stems to my hearts delight.
While waiting for laundry to finish I went to go see how it dried out (quite some calcium deposits on the outside, needs a vinegar wash!), and I noticed that I have a crack on the bottom rim :/
The top rim is also separating on the same side of the tank. Is this worth fixing? Is the tank doomed? Can the bottom rim be replaced? It is 30 years old this year, but I haven't seen a 40 long in a long time around here, and it's a great size to work with. The silicone is in solid shape aside from the top rim coming off in the corner which I had originally planned to resilicone, but I never saw the crack in the bottom rim...
I'm wondering if this was just a ticking time bomb.
Here's the crack:
And the rim is separating directly above it. Top rim has no cracks. The crack goes all the way through to the glass. Kind of scary actually.
Directly above that crack is where the rim is starting to seperate on top. The silicone is a little rough on that same side in the back-but its just the areas that are outside of the seam of the panels of glass. I can't see any bubbles in the silicone itself.
Do they sell replacement bottom rims?