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post #11 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 03:57 PM
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Did you look at where the chip is? There is no chance of that chip spreading from the weight of the water.


If you can exchange it I would, you paid for a tank with no chips. I am going to guess they wont just exchange it though, because its Petsmart.
they have to exchange it if it was purchaced like that as long as you still have the reciept it says it on the back of the reciept but call petsmart n check before hand so u dont move the big tank jus for them to say no

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post #12 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 03:59 PM
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Well, it's not noticeable because it's in the back. It was 125$ w/ tax. I couldn't care less if the corner in the back is chipped aesthetics-wise... I just want to know if I'm at risk for it blowing up!! And the reason you are torn is because it looks bad, or is it because it is at risk of cracking and causing a LOT of damage. It's on the second floor...
A little of both actually. Since it's on the back, that rules out being able to see it but I'd still have to wonder if it was ok structurally.

But having said that, since it's never happened to me, i've got nothing to base it on. If you get good feedback here from people who have had similar experiences, then I wouldn't worry anymore.

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post #13 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:01 PM
or you could get this glass crack filler that is use on car windsheilds when like a rock chips it and that should work on fixing it structurely hopefully

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post #14 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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A little of both actually. Since it's on the back, that rules out being able to see it but I'd still have to wonder if it was ok structurally.

But having said that, since it's never happened to me, i've got nothing to base it on. If you get good feedback here from people who have had similar experiences, then I wouldn't worry anymore.
they wuld hav to have similar experiances with a tank of tht size, the pressure in a ten gall and a 50 would be different i think because there is more water trying to push out in the 50 than the 10 and thats why the glass is usualy thicker with larger tanks like at aquariums they usualy have like 4 inches of glass or plastic stuff but idk

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post #15 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:08 PM
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Maybe you should make that call to Pettsmart rather than have that lurking in the back of your mind.....

If they do the right thing and replace it, you won't always be wondering if your tank is slowly becoming a waterfall feature.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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post #16 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well like I said I have my parents to bug me about it. I'll check and see if they will and if the other petsmart has the same one. What worries me is what it bumped into to get that chip.... if that could damage something. But, it's half filled with water, and only some of the gravel has been put in. I'll put filling it up on hold until my dad can check the other petsmart on his way home. =/

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post #17 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Romad u r pretty much just repeating wht ive said

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post #18 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:50 PM
n ya if they say no u cant exchange it then return it for ur money back mn tell them u wont shop ther anymore n the mangaer might be like damn i just lost 130 bucks n be like fine or u will jus get store credit or cash back n then go to the other store

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post #19 of 28 Old 05-13-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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justin I don't really understand what you mean. But, I'm going to check later tonight with my parents. They don't seem too worried..... so idk if I'll end up with a new one or not.... might just have to use it. I was so excited to plant it and stuff today. :(

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Well my dad and mom both are not worried about it and won't let me return it..... well, my dad said no, but my mom will still go with me to see if they'll take it back. Guess we'll see.

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