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Chip in new aquarium I JUST bought at petsmart.

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Chip in new aquarium I JUST bought at petsmart.
Old 05-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #21
Originally Posted by Austin View Post
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.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #22
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It doesnt rule out tanks, just drain and empty it, give them a call and tell them you bought a tank, and upon inspection at home, you found that its defective and you want to return it. They will let you know how the rest of it will work. In cases like this, theres no reason for petsmart to not take it back since they charge it as defective to their vendor and they dont lose any money either.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #23
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You shouldn't have any problem with Petsmart exchanging it. I've taken tanks back to them that had leaks and they exchanged them no problem. I know a 50 gallon is a bit of a pain in that you need a couple people to move it but I wouldn't risk keeping it. You paid good money for a brand new tank and you should get one in perfect condition.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:08 PM   #24
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Thanks guys! Well, we actually decided to get a new one. They had a new one hidden away somewhere in the store that didn't have chips! And they returned it without any hassel. It was weird they didn't even ask for the receipt they just took our word. :) So I got a new tank and I'm happy we're not risking it. It was an hour or two job to change it out but it's done now. :) Now the next problem is figuring out how to decorate it! ;)
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #25
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That's great to hear! Remember to post some pics when you get it up and running. What are your plans for stock?
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:14 PM   #26
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Not quite sure yet. I'm consolidating my tanks so I have quite a bit of random guppies, mollies, platies, an amano shrimp, a siamese algae eater, and that's about it for now. I plan to give some of the livebearers to the fish store maybe. (Though I don't know of any clean/healthy fish stores that take them... :/ ) And add maybe 2 angelfish. Not sure about the rest though, any suggestions? I want to make this a tank that looks pretty, not just has baby fish (used to like breeding)...

Right now I have 3 swords and some Vallsneria around the back. And an anubias, and some crypts I haven't planted yet. I neglected my plants for a while because I got really busy so they need to revive some before I'd wanna take pictures. =/
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:18 AM   #27
first of all, if you bought a tank and it is chipped, return it get a new one. as for your fish. you could sell it at certain stores. otherwise you can always craigs list it or some other places.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #28
I have a pretty good size chip in my 100g and its fine. I just filled it with some gorrila glue
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