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Tank Blow out
I was given a 120 gallon used tank last week. One of the side panels of glass was loose so I removed it cleaned it up and used clear liquid nails to to essentially glue it back together. I glued it yesterday mid day so when I got home today the first thing I did was try to fill the tank (out side) to see if it would hold under the pressure of the water. Of course it did not hold. Once the tank was almost full it started to leak and blew out. I have no idea what to do next or what to try. It is an older tank and a 120 gallon tank is expensive. Should I trash it or what should I do to fix it? I have never had a tank bigger than 40 gallons and never come across this problem. I am just glad I tested it outside so my wife could not kill me. I would love to hear any and all suggestions.
Well now. That sucks. They do however, sell aquarium silicone. I don't think liquid nails is the same. It may have a stronger hold. It may not. It may not be the holding power so much as silicone is flexible. Liquid nails probably dries more brittle than silicone. Glass is going to bow to a degree with all that pressure on it. I would say since aquarium manufactures use aquarium silicone that we should too.
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They might have places u can get your aquarium repaired... or you can try silicone... but with a 120 gallon tank I'm not sure I'd wanna risk messing up DIY it could ruin your house.
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Use aquarium silicon; a good sorted home store like larger Lowes/ Homedepot's will carry it too. Liquid nail ain't made for under water use Then when doing it you HAVE TO ensure there's no air bubbles trapped within the silicone otherwise it'll be a weak spot and possibly not leak right away but a few weeks down the Rd.
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