chip affect integrity? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 08-15-2009, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
chip affect integrity?

here are some photo's of a 125gal with a small chip on the corner, so you think this would comprimise it?
studman50 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 09-12-2009, 03:41 PM
MoneyMitch's Avatar
take a look at the thread named omg omg omg!!! under freshwater aquariums and see if your willing to risk something like that ;)
MoneyMitch is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 09-13-2009, 06:44 PM
New Member
true that... you could try filling it up outside and letting it sit for a few days though and maybe do a couple of strength tests by pushing on it a little bit or over filling it

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
fighttest is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 09-14-2009, 01:42 AM
New Member
Of course it will harm the integrity. Think about a chipped window in a car...but with a thousand lbs of water behind it. It starts as a small crack, but now there is a mechanical weakness that causes the glass to flex, lengthening the crack, increasing stress on the crack, lengthening the crack, etc. Is it a chip, or are there some micro cracks?

125 gallons on your floor...I hope you have insurance.

Last edited by nomel; 09-14-2009 at 01:45 AM.
nomel is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 09-14-2009, 03:04 AM
mollies's Avatar
My 75 gallon has thos same chips in 2 corners and i have it up, full of water. But a 125 i would be ify on, if there is any type of small cracks it would lead to disaster. I filled mine up with water for 2 weeks, and rocked it, bumped it, an shook the liven **** out of it. (Remember in my garage). Not my house maybe that will help. Its worth a shot.
mollies is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 09-20-2009, 07:41 PM
What's the height of it?

Maybe do a fiberglass/resin bodge job?

Or just sand it smooth so there are no starts.
willieturnip is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 09-20-2009, 07:54 PM
New Member
adiumroot's Avatar
I'd not mind it if it were a small tank such as a 5 to 15 gallon one. But this is 125 gallons we're talking about. There's a lot of pressure being exerted by the water on the glass. Better not risk it. Just have it repaired.

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.

Last edited by adiumroot; 09-20-2009 at 07:56 PM.
adiumroot is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 09-28-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
New Member
well im doing the true test now... it has about 80lbs of live rock, 1in of sand and full of water...only time will tell now.. it doesnt have sharp edges but my buddy had an idea of doing molding up the sides for decorations too.
studman50 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 10-08-2009, 12:50 PM
Fishin Pole's Avatar
i have a 90 gallon with a similar chip on the edge and its been running for 2 years and hasnt leaked a drop or started any kind of stress crack............i filled it up outside (as suggested by someone here about your tank), left it go for a few days and it was fine............IMO, if you dont see issues with the seal on the inside of the tank, i would try the fill and wait theory outside and hope for the best...........comparing aquarium glass to a windshield is a little bit of a glass is made up of layered glass, not one solid piece like aquarium glass
Fishin Pole is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Integrity of a fish tank stand? ThalesthePearsei Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 03-10-2009 07:22 PM
Does using Melafix affect water testing? SST Tropical Fish Diseases 2 02-01-2008 08:26 PM
Can stress affect colour? FishN00b Tropical Fish Diseases 2 06-09-2007 07:39 PM
High pH affect on plant growth scottysgirl Beginner Planted Aquarium 3 01-28-2007 04:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome