I was wondering if there was a clamp that big! We are leaving out of town for 4 days....so I bought a new 55. The split happened so suddenly and the glass was bowing so noticeably, I figured that'd be the best thing to do....What price peace of mind? $110. Yeah, I wish Petco had their $1/gallon sale, but I can rest easy now, so it was worth every penny.
Now I have a nice, new tank...so relieved. We had the old one for 5 years and it went through 5 moves! I guess it was tired and needed replacing anyways.
It took 4 hours to net fish, move plants into the 40, move old 55 off stand, place new 55 on stand, scoop gravel into new tank, transfer water from 40 to new tank, net fish, plant plants....just a nightmare!
Plus, I had left the heater plugged in - the tank was near empty. Ran back home after striking out at Petsmart (no 55s) to a burning smell and a toasted heater! So, now I have a nice, new heater too. Ugh.
Thank you for the suggestions - I was frantic!!!