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Ark 03-11-2009 12:00 AM

Crack in a 55 g, will silicone work?
 
Hi,

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!

onefish2fish 03-11-2009 01:30 AM

i wouldnt. either replace the bottom pane of glass (which IMO isnt worth it) or pick up another tank. check www.craigslist.com in your area for some deals.


welcome to the forum.

Sj45 03-11-2009 01:17 PM

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.

Ark 03-12-2009 01:56 AM

thanks for the adivce!
:)

linkinpark 03-12-2009 03:29 AM

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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