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Old 02-28-2010, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I just moved the 120g glass aquarium from the storage into my home and ready to test for leak. But before I filled it with water, I noticed that there was a crack at a corner of the plastic rim where the two plastic strips of the outside trim joined at 90 degree angle. I could see the glass through the crack. The rim is about 2Ē in height, and the crack stretches for nearly 1.75Ē. I think it happened during the move when either I or someone lifted the tank at the top corner by the rim.

Is there any hope to salvage this tank? I am thinking to squeeze super glue into the crack, and then use steel brace and superglue it to the rim at the top corner, as shown in this link: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Hardwa...7400467&sr=1-2. Would such a brace be strong enough?

Thanks for any help and suggestion!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Couple options, carefully cut the trim off and silicone a new one in probably cost $25 or so for the new trim piece., try to mend it, if you do I would use a qualtiy 2 part epoxy and let it dry really good.

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Thank you Craig.

I think Iíll try to mend it. Iím afraid Iíll do more damage trying to remove the top rim with a saw. I will look for the epoxy product at Home Depot tomorrow. I hope to find the stainless steel braces there too. Now Iím thinking to use the epoxy to glue all 4 top corners with the steel braces as well, so the corners are protected, and leveled when I put the wood canopy cover on top of the tank. Hope this is not over killed?
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JB Weld should work or almost any Marine Epoxy.
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Hi goldier, What you said is true. Thanks for sharing with us....
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