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Old 10-01-2014, 8:14 PM   #1
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Tank Back Panel Cracked Today

So I came home to my tank pouring almost 15g of water on the floor due the back panel cracking from top to bottom. Luckily, it didn't completely break off or I would have had all 30g on floor.

I am at the point where I would have to replace the back panel or just get a new tank. If I get a new tank, it will have to be a 36" long to go with the ATI fixture I just got..... FML. More money having to be spend.


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Old 10-01-2014, 8:18 PM   #2
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Man thats a major bummer, sorry to see that happen. Was the tank sitting directly on the stand or were you using foam under it?

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:19 PM   #3
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Sorry man.

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:24 PM   #4
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Man thats a major bummer, sorry to see that happen. Was the tank sitting directly on the stand or were you using foam under it?
It has a foam mat.

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:31 PM   #5
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I had a 150 that a seam let go on, about 25 gals came out b4 i knew what was going on. Didn't you just set that tank up?

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:39 PM   #6
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I had a 150 that a seam let go on, about 25 gals came out b4 i knew what was going on. Didn't you just set that tank up?
No, I had this tank since June. I removed the AIO section last Tuesday because that section bowed extremely hard but the areas removed were not in the section where you see the crack.


Anyone know of a good glass company that does beveled edges and will deliver? I would prefer closer to Columbus.

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:40 PM   #7
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Why did it break?? Man that kind of stuff makes me nervous. New hard woods my wife would freakin flip.....heck I would freakin flip

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Old 10-01-2014, 8:56 PM   #8
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Why did it break?? Man that kind of stuff makes me nervous. New hard woods my wife would freakin flip.....heck I would freakin flip
I am unsure. I re-examined my rocks and none of them fell against the back glass to crack it. They are all still puttied to together.

Luckily, I saved all my livestock. My SPS didn't RTN and I had a 20G tote on hand that I can place my corals into. I can keep them in that for the time being until I get a new tank.


I was planning on saving my spending money from pay this month for an apex gold but I see that plan has been thrown out the window.

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Old 10-01-2014, 9:20 PM   #9
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There's a place called ltr or something like that here in columbus that cuts glass. They can bevel it too, I know because I had to go there. They don't deliver though

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LTR Glass Inc
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5278 Hamilton Rd, Columbus, GA 31904
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There's the info

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There's a place called ltr or something like that here in columbus that cuts glass. They can bevel it too, I know because I had to go there. They don't deliver though
Thanks! I will contact them tomorrow. I stay on Veterans so thats not far from me.

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grab a 40 gallon (36x18 ) from petco since they are 1 dollar per gallon right now.
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grab a 40 gallon (36x18 ) from petco since they are 1 dollar per gallon right now.
I have to check and see are there any left. I would prefer to remain rimless though.

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I have to check and see are there any left. I would prefer to remain rimless though.
I have a 29 gallon with a stand you can borrow or buy. Whichever you prefer

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I have a 29 gallon with a stand you can borrow or buy. Whichever you prefer
Thanks but I'll figure something out tomorrow. The corals are in a plastic tote so they are fine at the moment.

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Old 10-02-2014, 12:23 PM   #16
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LTR Glass Inc
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5278 Hamilton Rd, Columbus, GA 31904
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I contacted that company today and they quoted me a price of $61. Is that a lot of a 36"x13" pane of flat polished glass?

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It does seem kind of high but if its starfire glass, polished edges…its going to add up. I paid $40 for a custom cut top for a 28gal NanoCube so maybe it’s in line…

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I remember when I bough glass for my 40b sump it cost me 52 bucks for six pieces of glass

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It does seem kind of high but if its starfire glass, polished edges…its going to add up. I paid $40 for a custom cut top for a 28gal NanoCube so maybe it’s in line…
Its regular glass because its the back panel and flat polished to match the other panels.

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I remember when I bough glass for my 40b sump it cost me 52 bucks for six pieces of glass
Why not use lowes? Also, where can I get some aquarium black silicone locally?

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Ok. It may be cheaper. I think I accidentally told her 3/8"(10mm) glass but I meant to tell her 5/16"(8mm). I will order it tomorrow. I just need to double check my measurements for that back panel.

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