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joeshmoe 11-03-2007 09:15 AM

2OG tank chip
I was looking at my 20g and I notice that there was pretty big chip on of it sides. I was just wondering if I were sealed the whole side and seal the chip will it be ok to use?

tangy 11-03-2007 11:07 AM

if it doesnt go as deep as to make it start leaking then i personally dont think it should be a problem. tho if it seems like it will, i would place a good chuck of silicon sealant on there just to be shure.

Amphitrite 11-03-2007 12:44 PM

Is the chip close to an edge of the glass? A photograph would be helpful here if you're able to get one Joe.

JouteiMike 11-03-2007 02:20 PM

Like the previous posts...depends on the severity of the chip. Be generous with the sealant to ensure no leakage. If it is a pretty deep chip then I would consider getting a new tank.

joeshmoe 11-03-2007 02:34 PM

i found this tank in my garage like 1 year ago ,and i've already sealed it twice just for the hell of it .so ill just seal in the crack and around it :) . ill pics post dsome pics two

joeshmoe 11-03-2007 03:11 PM

fish_4_all 11-03-2007 04:12 PM

Well as long as the chip does not spider out in any direction you could be ok. If it does you could be looking at a catastophic failure in the futre with even the slightest bump. If you can, I would sand the edges smooth with some metal sand paper, the kind you use with water or I would find a piece of either wood or plastic in an L shape, silicone the daylights out of it and put it on there to try and prevent any chance of it spidering out and causing a 20 gallon mess. If you can put the crack towards the back and get a piece that goes top to bottom it might not look that bad, especially if you did both sides of the back.

I error on the cautious side, it may not need it but once glass gets going it can go completely without notice.

joeshmoe 11-03-2007 04:44 PM

ok i think i might have a corner molding piece so seal it with that

mgamer20o0 11-06-2007 01:47 AM

petco often has $1 per gallon. some times its cheaper just to buy a new tank on some of these small tanks.

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