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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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broke my 180 tank

the corner of the bottom trim on my oceanic 180 got cracked while moving it--not the tank, just the trim around the bottom. I assume it will be ok--any thoughts?
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I hope so Shane, good luck. I hope someone here with experience can give you advice.

How big of a crack was it?

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I hope so Shane, good luck. I hope someone here with experience can give you advice.

How big of a crack was it?

broke about 3 inches off the corner
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Yikes, that would make me super nervous, especially with that big a tank...

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Yikes, that would make me super nervous, especially with that big a tank...

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Me, too. Especially since it is on a corner.

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How did you move it, with stuff in it?


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i would make a form and gorrila glue that thing but thats just me. then just move that corner to the back after u test it outside to make sure its fine, just a thought.
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I would use an epoxy before gorilla glue... Epoxy is much stronger if used right.


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The guy I got it from was helping me load it in my truck and the edge caught the tailgate cover and just cracked off.
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get a replacement rim from the manufacturer
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Yup. Should be able to replace it for a nominal charge.
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It is a lot of work to replace a rim, but in the long run it can give a lot of peace of mind.


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i believe that those plastic rims are not structural at all. I think they are just protect the tank from bumps and scratches, which it did quite well by the sound of it... i would speak to the manufacturer and get their opinion and if need be order a new rim from them.

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Yes, glue the piece back, it's for support on the bottom for weight is all, likely okay.

Taking the bottom rim off is a huge PITA, done this a few times, took a while and lot of work.




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take a pic, it takes 2 minutes... without pictures its hard to tell, in theory you should have no problem.

also tanks are not that expensive, i would personally change it because IF EVER it breaks the damage will not be comparable to the price of a new tank...
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