05-13-2011, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Austin
It's sad because it is the only one they had, and it's not like we can prove it was already chipped. =/ I can check the other petsmart, but, what are your thoughts on petsmart and returning a tank that's been half filled with water already?
Edit: Well, I just talked to my dad, and since I kind of need him to help me move all this stuff around, and since my mom is paranoid I'll hit the walls or chip the staircase or w/e, I can't do it by myself. That said, my dad feels that since it's on the corner it does nothing to provide structure to the aquarium, which I agree is true when you think about it (but not everything is as it seems... it could have weakened the area so it might crack under the pressure, etc?). I feel it would be easier to get a new one than to clean up 50 gallons of water, but, I guess it's not up to me. And I don't want to push it too hard, unless you all think it is a risk. I hope you guys notice it is in the corner too and it doesn't seem to mess up any of the silicone attachment. I'm not sure that tiny piece of glass provides any structure since it's on the outside and water does not hit it. But still let me know what you think please!!
Also do fish tanks "leak" or do they "explode"?? I'm under the impression they explode. My parents seem to think "well, if it leaks we'll buy a new one" and im trying to convince them fish tanks don't leak they explode.
Any crack or chip will make that area weaker. You could have a real problem, especially with nearly 500 lbs of water in it, and It shouldn't matter if it's just filled with water, just empty and dry it.