Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Cracks in tanks?
Has anyone here ever had issues with getting a small crack in a tank? Recently in a 55 gallon that I have, I noticed what looks like a large scratch at the bottom. And even though it doesn't go all the way through to both sides, on the side it is on, it goes all the way underneath the silicone. This was a tank I was recently water testing. Would something like this be considered a hairline crack?
Also, in a recent 40B I got from the DPG sale, I noticed a big line coming from the silicone was well, but this time, the part that meets with the silicone actually has silicone attached to it. I am quite nervous that this is a crack as well. I'm not entirely sure how it would have got there, but it's been there since day one apparently. I thoroughly inspected the tank when purchasing it and didn't notice it then. I plan on trying to see if it comes off with a razor blade. Could it be possible this was just a long line of stringy silicone that's barely noticeable and that's why I didn't notice it?
I can provide pictures if needed. Suggestions? Thoughts? The 40b can easily be returned/exchanged if I need to.