11-14-2010, 12:46 AM
| || | Bursting Fishtank?
So I bought a used 55gallon tank from a friend who was moving and didn't want to take it with. He had it set up and running for years, full to the top of water, so I know it's a solid tank. I've had it for about 4 months now, full of water on a metal stand, which looks terrifyingly unstable by itself, not because its weak or damaged, just because they all look that way to me- but the edges where the 4 pieces of glass meet, don't look so strong. There is still silicone, or sealant in the spaces, but that's all there is, not a whole lot smeared in the crack like a brand new tank has. I've seen a video online where some guy's tank burst at a seam and started pouring water everywhere, leaving him standing there in terror asking ''what the &*%$ do i with these fish?'' so I assume it's possible for the tank to burst. Resealing the tank would be way too much work and stress for me, and on the fish so I haven't considered doing that. I'm worried that the apparently decaying seal will one day buckle under the stress of me cleaning the glass or working in the tank and making the water level wobble.