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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2016, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! bubble in glass on new 180g tank

is this just a visual defect or will this cause a burst at some point?

cant feel it on either side






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That might cause a burst... i would suggest you ask some of the older members on this forum, they have more experience. You probably don't want 180g of water on the floor any time soon lol. Hopefully, its nothing serious.

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Take it back if you can and get another one. You didn't pay for a defect.
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That's not a manufacturing defect. That's from an impact. You might have trouble returning it. Might be hard to prove that it was there when you purchased it. I have a 28 gallon that I ran for years with one just like that, with no issues. You'll probably have several people chime in here and say it's unsafe, don't fill it. (this isn't the first time this has happened) Ultimately, the only way to be sure if it's a problem or not is fill it and use it for a few years....but that's a lot of water!
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Look's like a chip to me. 180 gal I wouldn't chance it
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That's not a manufacturing defect. That's from an impact. You might have trouble returning it. Might be hard to prove that it was there when you purchased it. I have a 28 gallon that I ran for years with one just like that, with no issues. You'll probably have several people chime in here and say it's unsafe, don't fill it. (this isn't the first time this has happened) Ultimately, the only way to be sure if it's a problem or not is fill it and use it for a few years....but that's a lot of water!
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Look's like a chip to me. 180 gal I wouldn't chance it
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yeah thats not a bubble, it's a chip
its 100% smooth on both sides, if it was a chip i would just run with it because i knew how deep it was, this isnt a chip


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Looks like an impact chip to me . I wouldn't use it . Try to take it back .

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Is there silicone completely covering the bubble? Meaning is it fully within the seam of the two edges? Also, how far from the top is it?
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It IS a chip. It just happens to have chipped on the backside of that sheet of glass and it is wedged between the panes of glass. The side you can see/feel is on the backside of where the chip is coming away from the panel. It's unlikely that you can return it, but there is a decent chance of repairing it. Look up chip repair using Bondic.
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It's 100% a chip and the only good play in this situation is the return it. I've had experience with Aqueon customer service in the past and they are very good, so give them a call or shoot them an email.

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Maybe chip isn't the right word. It's an impact fracture. Think of a chip still in place. I had a tank set up for a few years that one of these appeared on. Obviously my kids hit it with something but no body would ever confess. You could never feel it.
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