240 Gal. Aquarium "BLEW"

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  1. Gunrunner

    Gunrunner Plankton

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    At work we have a Glass Cages 240 gallon "Tall" (96"x18"x31") it blew the back out over the weekend. This tank has been in place for around three years without a problem.

    Defective?

    I am going to have to order another tank with these dimensions.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef Gunrunner.........
    It's a possibility....... Probability??????? What did you have in the tank? You sure that no l/r shifted/slid/fell? Did you see any signs of any failure at all prior?
     
  4. horkn

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    Post up pictures of the tank carnage.
     
  5. Gunrunner

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    Fresh water fish, we are a Wastewater Treatment Plant. We fill the tank with our Effluent (what we discharge to the river).

    It did not shift, the stand is well built and is on a level poured concrete base.

    One of my employees reported a small puddle around an hour prior to the MASSIVE failure.

    Thanks
     
  6. Gunrunner

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  7. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    What is the glass thickness on that tank? Just asking because it looks extremely thin for that sized tank. Is it possible this was actually a terrarium and not an aquarium?
     
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  9. Gunrunner

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    I just measured it. 1/2" thick.
     
  10. inwall75

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    Wow...That makes me sad. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue what the warranty is for Glass Cages tanks. I would call them.
     
  11. horkn

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    Last I heard, there is no warranty from them.

    That IMHO is the only downfall to GC.


    1/2" glass should have been plenty for that build. Was it braced in any fashion on top?
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's insane. I've never seen a tank wall explode like that. Sorry to hear.

    J