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The good and the bad in my fishroom


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#1 Dis

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:52 AM

Let's start with the good:

1) I just put 12 L333s fry into a fry saver. The last batch I left in the main tank and they didn't make it. Hope this round goes much better.

2) Over the weekend I picked up a new tank, a 220 wide. It's 72x30 wide x 24. I'm looking forward to getting it setup.

My second point brings me to the bad, when moving it into my basement we chipped the front panel on one corner of the tank. I'm really hoping it still holds water and lasts several years.

Here are some pics of all my tanks.

Plecos: L25, L333, L201s, and a trio of L144 longfins.

Fish include altifrons, tetras, sterbai and orange laser cories, beckford's pencil fish and 4 "steel blue" apistos.

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#2 Chouin

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:54 AM

Very !

Love the L25 and Altifron !


125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
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#3 Lisachromis

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:52 PM

The chip may be ok.  I have the same thing on one of my tanks.  It's held just fine for 12+ years or so.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:04 PM

If the tank is just for the fishroom and not display, you may want to silicone on a small square piece of glass on the inside of that chip.  Would be a bit of a PITA as you'd have to pull the silicone from that edge so you can get it right flush (silicone doesn't stick to silicone worth shit).

 

Not light tanks!   

 

Ive don't the same thing to a 125g and its still holding fine and I didn't do a thing about the chip.


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#5 Dis

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:37 PM

I thought about doing that but I really don't want to mess with the silicone. I think it would be difficult to take out the corner seam without damaging the silicone for the bottom seams. I really didn't want to re-set rhe whole tank. Maybe it would be worth it.

I was leaning towards just trying and seeing if it would hold water. The downside is if it breaks then I'm really screwed

#6 Lisachromis

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:49 PM

I would test it somewhere that if it doesn't hold the water you don't have a big mess to deal with.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:27 PM

I would test it somewhere that if it doesn't hold the water you don't have a big mess to deal with.

 

 

Problem with that size tank is it weights like 500 lbs and you can't easily move them around to a driveway/yard/etc to test them. 


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#8 Dis

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

Ya its in the house and it was difficult enough to get it inside. No way am I bringing it back outside. Thx for the suggestion though

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:28 PM

The chip is high enough that it may not be an issue.  If you still have the chip, then you can bond it back together using adhesive similar to windshield repair kit. The adhesive does require UV light for effective bonding, since it is in the basement, you will need to use a UV light as its not getting any sun.



#10 Samantha

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 04:30 AM

Cool pics/tank setups/fish.  Thanks for sharing!  Good luck with the chipped tank - fingers crossed!



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:00 PM

Fill it with aquarium silicone and it will be ok and take some 600-1200 sandpaper and sand the edges so you aren't cut. Silicone will hold that together without issue. When you do the silicone cover it with tape to ensure its squeezed in the crack/void and then trim the excess off with a knife once it's cured for 48 hrs.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:08 PM

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Thanks for all the advice. It's been filled for over week and has a couple tetras in it. Waiting a few more weeks to move my altifrons over. Having a few issues with the sump, got a larger pump and have to tweak the sump and the settings.




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