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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2020, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Crack / Chip on the corner of 60P

Hello,

After I set up the aquarium I noticed the following crack / chip at the bottom corner in the back. See youtube link video below:


How concerned should I be? I am considering moving everything to a new tank. Am I overreacting ?


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No Worries.

From what I see, which is a small chip off the bottom side edge of the bottom glass sheet, there is nothing to worry about, except perhaps getting cut while lifting the tank.

The silicone joint appears completely unaffected. I wouldn't worry about it.

Nervous nellies may disagree, but I would be perfectly comfortable using that tank.
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I had a similar chip on one of my tanks for years without issue. To what JetMech said - the silicone appears intact, which is critical. That same aquarium I ended up introducing another chip, but that chip went all the way to the silicone, and at that point I scrapped the tank. Side note, that glass was incredibly clear when you looked it on the second half of your video, that is the view I am basing my comment on the chip not impacting the silicone.
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Thank you for both of your replies. It's definitely not impacting the silicone and located on the outer edge of the tank. Someone had told me to scrape the tank so I was really worried. Here are a few more pictures.

https://imgur.com/a/92KJgpK


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I dropped my tank a few weeks ago. Pretty bad chip/hairline crack.. I just sealed it and left it. Running perfectly fine since that day.

I think your tank is in wayyy better condition than mines atm.


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Glad I could help.

Yeah, you're fine, that tank will hold fine. Your friend who told you to scrap it is just operating with an overabundance of caution, not necessarily a bad thing. But your tank will give good service.

If there is a sharp edge left, some careful sanding with 400 grit (or so, not critical) silicon carbide sandpaper will take away the sharp edge.

I really do like those frameless aquariums that are popular nowadays.

I'm starting up my own planted tank after a break, so I hope you'll stop by to offer me some advice, once I get it going!

Thanks, have a good one.
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Thank you to all your responses


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