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Do manufacturers test all tanks?

For those who might have saw my previous post in another thread...I thought I had a leaking tank, so I ran out to the LFS to purchase a replacement tank, and wanting to keep the same size I picked up the Fluval Flex 9 gallon tank.

Anyhow, packaging is completely new and everything in the inside is sealed and bounded. I noticed that inside the aquarium itself though the glass is dirty - some water spots and as well some streaks which shows like someone wiped down the tank. The outside glass had some sticky glue stuff, which came off easily.

I don't think it's a return since there was a white strap that went around the styrofoam securing the tank itself, and all looks untouched.

I bought other tanks before and have not seen such observations - even a fluval as well.

Just curious what others think - I don't know what goes into manufacturing an Aquarium in an assembly plant, but it would be nice to see.
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Fluval's equipment manufacturers often do spot checks where they test for leaks, make sure everything works, etc. So that's likely why the tank looks as if it's been filled.


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All of the tanks at my local fish store are dirty. I think its a condition of being stored in a warehouse for who knows how long. Probably was on a pallet outside during a rainstorm as well etc etc.
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This wouldn't be applicable for the Flex based on its design and packaging. It's not a standard tank.

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All of the tanks at my local fish store are dirty. I think its a condition of being stored in a warehouse for who knows how long. Probably was on a pallet outside during a rainstorm as well etc etc.


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