Repairing Cracked Tank
Recently cracked the side of my fluval edge. So I decided to remove the top and see if it is easy to do. Tried removing the silicone around the top with a stragith edge and was getting no where. The most effective way that i found is to take a hammer to the top glass and just slightly crack the glass. Just keep tapping the broken pieces until they fall into the tank. The pieces should only be hanging by the silicone at that point you can carefully pull the glass or take a tool to scrap the silicone off. Looks like a pretty good rimless tank. So on to the crack, its about a 1/4 of the tank from top to bottom, i can feel the crack for the inside but not that outside. No leaks, its been filled with water for two days now (sitting outside of course). Is it possible for this to be repaired? I seen some videos on the tube where they silicone a piece of scrap glass onto the crack. Also, is replacing the glass pane expensive? I didn't want to go spend another 50 bucks to get a new rimless tank, thought maybe I can salvage this one. Also, maybe I can just fill the water up to the crack, but that kinda only makes it a 4? gallon tank. Forgot how many gallons an edge is. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.