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Bowing tank!!! HELP!!!
Old 07-14-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
 
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Bowing tank!!! HELP!!!

Ok so I bought a 20g high Topfin aquarium and the front glass is bowing!!!! slightly... but i just bought it... worried about 2 years down the road... please help... im thinking of just bringing it back to the store..
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
 
How is it bowing? You shouldn't need to worry about bowing glass on a 20 high its 2 feet long with no braces =/
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
 
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If you think that the glass is bowing I would take it back to the store and replace with a new one if you are able. It is better to be cautious then to wake up one morning to find 20 gallons of water on the floor and dead fish. I would not think that there should be bowing on a 20 gallon, is it sitting on a stand and level? To me it sounds like it could be a defect in the glass.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:03 PM   #4
 
Yea, definately take it back, they might have used thin glass. That thing should show absolutely no signs of bowing.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
 
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Ok I brought it back.. and apparently Top Fin brand sucks.. lol. I bought a 10g Top Fin awhile ago too, and that was also bowing the first week... So.. with that in mind, I avoided Top Fin and got an Aqueon Tank instead. No bowing, and the glass is thicker. I want my tank to last years.. not months..
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:33 AM   #6
 
lol,caution makes perfect...keeping fish is a skilled work!!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #7
 
Thats wierd. I had a 125 gallon Top Fin for over 10 years without an issue. Never know I guess.
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