Corner crack

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DavesTanks

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ok. So i got this 55 gal the other day for basically free. Im tearing it down to completely reseal all the seams. I cracked the glass on one of the top corners getting the top trim off.
I have 2 options repair/patch the corner or cut all the glass and make it 3" shorter. You think a repair ( siliconed glass over crack)308F4937-F110-4808-877C-3C428031B9FE.jpegwould hold being at the very top of the glass/waterline?
 

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Well, I'm going to say there's less pressure up high...but I still would NOT trust that crack. It'll be very hard (impossible) to trim all 4 sides past the bottom of the crack...Just bail & wait for a $1/gal tank sale & buy a new 55g or a different Craig's list/garage sale find. Spring & fall are "tank seasons"...keep your eyes open!
 

DavesTanks

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Why would it be impossible? Cutting the glass isnt a big deal and its coming ap
 

the loach

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So the crack is 3"? Does the crack only go to the side or is the vertical thing in the middle also a crack or just dirt?
 

DavesTanks

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Well its less than 3". It goes from top to side edge.its just dirty i just got it a few days ago and im gonna tear it down to the panels before i really clean it
 

the loach

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If the crack goes to the side edge only yes you can repair it by siliconing glass over the crack. If that vertical thing is a crack as well don't... it will eventually crack further and break/leak.
I would silicone a glass strip on both sides of the corner on the outside, to reduce stress on the seam.
 

DavesTanks

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Yeah thats just dirt.i usually dont fill mine completely up. So i can see my floating plants. So maybe 1" will be underwater line
 

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Unless you just love the experience of doing it, it's not really worth the time, (at least mine).
 
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For the $70 a new tank costs I wouldn't bother with that tank.

Better yet I'd get me another 40 breeder. Nicer footprint.
 
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