Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by jcoreyblack, Aug 3, 2012.
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Is there a gold rim on this tank?
one other option if you are not up to resealing a tank.......
look into possibly getting a non-drilled tank and having your LFS drill it for you. Make sure you buy a non-tempered tank or else they will not be able to drill. You can save a few hundred that way plus you could do a coast to coast overfill.
schackmel the shell looking thing is the crack/chip. It in my opinion looks very sever.
In my opinion i would suggest getting a new tank if you can afford it. As previously mentioned your going to run the risk of your coral, fish, and inverts in the tank and that could be very spendy and most likely turn you off to the hobby. As for what was also previously mentioned you run the risk of permanent damage to your flooring joists and mold issues with water damage.
yeah it took me a while to not see a shell..........I agree. I would get a new tank
+100.....I told a local glass shop I was making a diy hob refuge, and I could literally see his eyes form dollar signs in the pupal area. You can guess, that vision stopped short......Either buy your own, or do a repair like said. It all depends on how confident you are in yourself. If sealing several sides of glass simultaneously doesn't seem like it's achievable for ya, then you must rely on someone else's ability to do so.
I love your rock work!!!! its ashamed you'll have to take it down to repair or replace it . Please Please Pleassseeeee try to remember the way you did the rock! i want to see it overgrown with corals sooo bad.
I feel so so so sorry for you. If this happened to my tank I would cry.
Im not sure if I read that you had water in it or not. If you do, cop it not chin and remove it all.
I would get a new tank and then do what another poster commented and that was to cut down the tank and use it as a sump.
Good luck, keep the faith in reefing. It will come through for you.
Wow, I'm sorry for the spot your in...
The only thing I could think of would be to look for the same size aquarium on Craigslist but find a busted one and use one panel and do a transplant. Also ask your LFS if they have any busted aquariums in the back that would have te right size glass. My LFS will sell a busts aquarium for cheap to people that use them for turtles and whatnot
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