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Ark 03-10-2009 11:00 PM

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!

onefish2fish 03-11-2009 12:30 AM

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

welcome to the forum.

Sj45 03-11-2009 12:17 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 12:56 AM

thanks for the adivce!

linkinpark 03-12-2009 02:29 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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