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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Viability

I had a 75 gallon tank picked up for free and the rim seems to have some cracks on top and also a chip I was worried about. The chip is in on the shorter pane and seems to be well sealed and all. We filled it up in the backyard and the water doesnt seem to be leaking at least hopefully. But I took some pictures hoping someone would know if this tank is viable.
The first picture is from the shorter side. As you can see the chip or crack in question is only on the short pane.


This one is how it looks through the longer pane that is fine.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 08:22 AM
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I'd use it. If you're worried run to Wal-Mart and get CLEAR gorilla glue. Tip the tank so the chip is flat and fill it in. The gorilla glue will make it invisible. It's non expanding and moveable in 2 hours but cures in 24.
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.... Gorilla glue? Why not get Proper Aquarium grade Silicone at Home Depot for $4.99?
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.... Gorilla glue? Why not get Proper Aquarium grade Silicone at Home Depot for $4.99?
The crack seems to be behind the silicone in the inside corner and between where the two glass panes meet. Unless you meant to redo all the silicone in that corner.
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.... Gorilla glue? Why not get Proper Aquarium grade Silicone at Home Depot for $4.99?
Gorilla glue is about the same price. But the clear gorilla glue will hold a lot more solid than silicone and is completely clear. It will also run into the chip through a small area and fill completely. But honestly.....id use the tank as is.
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