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|Ice damage glass?|
Iam starting another tank,and ther is a nice one on craigslist. It is 75 gallons, standard. It has glass in it.Will that,in any way hurt/damage the glass?
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 01:21|
Sorry, i meant it has ICE on the inside glass.
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 01:22|
ice? not sure what you mean? has it been frozen or do you mean something else?
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|Posted 04-Feb-2010 01:43|
There was excess water on the glass, and it was in a garage beacause no room in house. (we live in wisconsin, so its very cold here now.) Will thisn affect the strength or in any way, shape or form, hurt, damge or weaken nthe glass or sealant?
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 02:01|
It might affect the sealant, but the glass should probably be fine. Did you buy it already? The only way to make sure is to test it.
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|Posted 04-Feb-2010 02:06|
The girl's got crabs!
Let it thaw naturally and you should be fine with the glass.
I'd consider resealing it just to be safe, but yeah, definitely test it if you aren't going to redo it
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 03:39|
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Because it's a larger sized tank I'd suggest leaving it on the stand so that it's properly supported. If there is a leak you'll need to redo all the seals not just one spot. so it's not as important where it's leaking as whether it is leaking at all.
Have the tank somewhere level and where it's ok to get wet (on a handmade persian rug is not the best spot to test). Start filling the tank slowly. I'd go for half full and put a mark on the glass at the water level then let it sit overnight, if there's no visible drop in the water level go for full and again let it sit for a few hours or overnight. If the seals are good you're good to go I'd still plan on setting it up somewhere where you could easily see any water leaking. We had a seal on the back of one of our 75s bust out and didn't see the water on the floor, just noticed that the tank was half full when we'd only filled it up the day before. Later noticed the water seeping out the bricks on the outside of the house
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 04:09|
Don't forget to let the tank thaw out before adding water.
|Posted 04-Feb-2010 06:51|
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