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post #1 of 6 Old 08-30-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is this aquarium safe?

New 55 gallon with 3/8” beveled glass, framed bottom but rimless top, and a 2” glass brace at the top center. All of of panels are out of level and not square.

This comes from a major manufacturer. Is it safe structurally? Would you run it? The second picture is what bothers me being that there’s 2” of seam we can’t see, and as it tapers it gets worse.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-01-2019, 02:41 AM
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I wouldn't. With gravel and water alone, you'll be putting 600-750 pounds in the tank (depending how much gravel you use, and how much your water weighs- it's 10-12 pounds per gallon.)
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-03-2019, 12:28 AM
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Unless you can't get a replacement or refund...it would be a shame to not utilise it.

Maybe a paludarium...less weight load & less water involved
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-04-2019, 05:52 PM
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I wouldn't. With gravel and water alone, you'll be putting 600-750 pounds in the tank (depending how much gravel you use, and how much your water weighs- it's 10-12 pounds per gallon.)

Actually it's 8.34 pounds but close enough. LOL

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-06-2019, 09:55 PM
This is off topic but many years ago I had an aquarium that was around 29 gallons. One day the front pealed off and dumped everything onto the floor. We picked up the fish and put them into our toddlers wading pool. Most survived until I got a new tank but it was stressful for all.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-09-2019, 05:38 PM
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If you bought this as a new tank I would take it back and inspect others before leaving the store. Care to tell us which manufacturer let this slide out the door?
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