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chevy305 11-27-2008 10:39 PM

Is there any tank repair kits i can buy to fix my tank
i have a 55gal. i recently got used!and it use to house reptiles and the place molding in the middle is brokein i had 3 oscars in a little 30 gal so they went in herei tryed glueing new plastic but the pressure broke it and the tank bowed out i was freakn out i took a poto zip put alot of holes in the plastic arond the inside of the tank and tied shoe laces in it!it doesnt bow n e more but i want to fix it not n.....rige it ya know what i mean?does any one know of any repair kits or web sites i can go to?

daisycutter 11-27-2008 10:43 PM

what are we talking about here bracer bars? a bit more information would help

Nudist 11-28-2008 07:16 AM

i have never done it myself but have read where others have. if you know who made the tank you can order the trim that goes all the way around the top and replace it.


Old Fart 11-29-2008 12:00 PM

I have a 72 bowed front that this just happed to me. There is no fix to old plastic. Being I didn't want to come down to my office with 72 gallons of water on the floor I drained the tank and stripped it down. I ordered a new plastic top from Pet Expo ($21.99 + tax).

The tops are siliconed on and I used a hack saw and cut 6" at a time and peeled the old plasic off. Also with a OLFA knife I cut the old silicone on the inside and outside toward the top. Once the blade cut though the silicone you could hear and feel the cutting of the old plasic top.

Once the old top is removed I used a flat single edge razor blade and scraped off the old remaining silicone so there was no old silicone left on the glass. After that I cleaned the area with Acetone to make sure there are no oils from your hands before mounting the new top on. I used aquarium silicone and ran a bead around the new top and pressed it on. Wait a few days for the silicone to set. This is much cheeper than buying a new tank and well worth the peace of mind that you will not have water on the floor after all the work of setting up a tank. This processed took ~3 hrs. But if you have to clean water up from the floor how long would that take?

1 - 30 Gal. (Winter housing Comits)
1 - 72 Gal. (6" Pearl White Comit, 17" Koi)
1 - 72 Gal. (New set up W/ live plants and Discus someday)

Old Fart

daisycutter 11-30-2008 04:15 PM

i still have no idea what everybodys talking about:-?

Old Fart 11-30-2008 06:17 PM

I do believe that chevy305 is talking about the center brace bar that sits on top of the aquarium as the trim that holds the glass sides togeather and the glass top fits inside to protect the lights on top of that glass. Usually when plastic gets old, it gets brittle and his cracked. He was woundering if there was a fix to broken plastic or what he needed to do to fix the tank.

daisycutter 12-01-2008 06:09 PM

ahh ok :-)

Sydneysider 12-01-2008 06:33 PM

Hope you get it sorted, but please dont house your Oscars in there. It is way too small.

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