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post #1 of 5 Old 03-10-2009, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Crack in a 55 g, will silicone work?


I am new to the forums, this is actually my first post :)

Anyways, I have received recently a 55g tank to add to my collection and after taking all the gravel and decor out (the tank hasn't been used in 2 years), i realized there was a crack that runs the width of the bottom.

Can i use silicone and a caulking gun to fix it up? Or does the fact that this crack lies on the bottom of the tank mean i can't?

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2009, 12:30 AM
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i wouldnt. either replace the bottom pane of glass (which IMO isnt worth it) or pick up another tank. check in your area for some deals.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-11-2009, 12:17 PM
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I agree w/ onefish, do not just try to silcon it. You'd probably find once you get your gravel in there, plants and decor, it seriously starts losing water/breaks.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon


37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-12-2009, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the adivce!
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-12-2009, 02:29 AM
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Yeah i had a 55g 2 years ago and it cracked with all my fish in it and i was away and when i came home there were 2'' of water all over my place!!Happily a saved the fish but the tank had a cracked bottom. Don't risk it buddy put a new glass bottom and you'll do fine
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