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EditedEdited 21-Apr-2010 08:52
i recently acquired a 80 gallon aqua-one bow front glass aquarium with a cracked back pane for free of my LFS. i was wondering if i could repair this myself if i get the back pane cut, or whether i would have to send it away to be repaired. If i can do it myself, what silicons can i use?

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First it is very obvious that you do not know about glass and especially repairing a tank or if in can be prepared.

Yes you can try to do it your self.

If you took it to a professional glazier they certainly can do it but if you ask them could they guarantee the job I would be extremely surprised.

Even if they would do it for you the cost could easily be far more than the cost of buying a new tank.

If it is a new tank (never been used) it "might" be able to be repaired by placing a new piece of glass over the cracked piece. All you can do is ask.

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yeh ive repaired a few smaller tanks but nothing over 60 litres. i dont kno a great deal about it, thats why im asking.

yeh the tank is brand new, when i pulled it of the truck n opened it there was a crack in the back running from top to bottom in the middle of the back pane(i used to work there)

i supose i could try covering with a peice of glass but my concern there would be the water putting to much pressure on it anyway.

ill go n have a chat to the bloke at the glassy's anyway.
i dont need a new tank, i have plenty as it is haha, i was planning on putting together a new cichlid tank with it if it is repairable for cheep, but i could put a 3d background in and use it for my water dragon if not.
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coop

It certainly would be better if it could be a dry tank and then leave the original back in and then put a new piece of glass completely over the original piece.

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