Resolved *Fixed*Semi Urgent* is my tank seal gonna blow?

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  1. heinj83

    heinj83 Astrea Snail

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    ive been keeping fresh water fish for a little bit over 17 years and i have never seen a seal look like this it is a aqueon 20 gallon tall that i drilled and installed a overflow in normally you can see the full side pain of glass siliconed to front pain of glass and its clear but the front left seal on this new tank that i filled last night has me worried i can see 1/2 of the pain top to bottom clear as day but the other half of the pain is cloudy. i set my yard stick across the front of the tank and for only a 20 gallon it is bowing alot more than i would think a glass 20 gallon would.

    suggestions please!!!!! i leave for florida next week for my daughters make-a-wish trip and im really hoping to get this resolved so my apartment sitter doesnt stop by to find a wet salty floor or a spraying tank.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I sure would not feel comfortable with a bowing 20 gallon tank if I were going on a trip. Perhaps put up an image macro of the seam and tank shoot of the cloudy area.

    Good luck
     
  4. heinj83

    heinj83 Astrea Snail

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    let me see if i can get a picture of it be back in a few
     
  5. heinj83

    heinj83 Astrea Snail

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    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Honestly, Not sure what can be done to fix it off the top of my head. But, If there is no livestock in the tank, Id suggest emptying it and giving it another go when you get back and get some ideas.
     
  7. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't use the tank with that seam.
     
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  9. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Agreed.... Get a new tank and move everything over.
     
  10. Ducksmasher

    Ducksmasher Purple Spiny Lobster

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    put a ratchet strap around it and rock it!
     
  11. macon77

    macon77 Fire Worm

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    I going to disagree with something here. I don't believe this is "semi-urgent." This probably qualifies as urgent.

    There is nothing "semi" about 20g of water on the floor (don't ask me how I know this).

    20g tank = $20. Sounds good.
    20g water on floor = $500, give or take. Umm...not so good.
     
  12. fischkid2

    fischkid2 Dirty Filter Sock

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    lol. please dont :-X But if you do- take pics and submit to Home&Garden :p