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!
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.
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.
thanks for the adivce!
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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