Another cracked Chinese Tank

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Nemos Janitor, 27 Feb 2012.

  1. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    OMG I have just woken up to a cracked tank. Water all over the floor and tank half full.

    What a wonderfully way to start the day. Will take pic' and upload the debacle. We have had this tank for many years and I thought it was one of the better ones with the curved front glass.

    IMO now I do not trust any tank with a curved front panel.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,666
    Likes Received:
    286
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    Terrible news. Hope you didn't loose to much livestock
     
  4. OP
    Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    Thankfully no loses yet. Tank was only 1/3 drained.
     
  5. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,613
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Location:
    Centurion
    well, good time to wash the floor. :)

    Is it your own tank that cracked? the one at your front door?
     
  6. HenkHugo

    HenkHugo

    Joined:
    10 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Not good at all! I dont trust these Chinese imported tanks. Especially the rebranded Weipro tanks!
     
  7. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Johannesburg (Alberton)
    Crap! Not nice...

    Welcome to the curved cracked clan. :p
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,780
    Likes Received:
    348
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    yep, i have been telling people for years that curved glass tanks are more prone to failure, and, they cannot be repaired cheaply if its the front/sides that go...

    very stylinsh looking setup but not worth the unpredictability, where did yours rupture keith?
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Admin

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    KZN
    Eish, not the way to start a busy week. Good luck.
     
  10. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Johannesburg (Alberton)
    Yip, I have personally seen three of these crack in the last six months.. :p
     
  11. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,804
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Oh WOW...not a nice way to start the day...:(..
     
  12. raflo

    raflo

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    153
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Krugersdorp
    sorry for the loss at least livestock is fine:blush:
     
  13. MavrickFDT

    MavrickFDT

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roodepoort
    Especially a monday.
     
  14. OP
    Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    The one at the front door.
     
  15. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    2,531
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Better today than tomorrow!
     
  16. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,780
    Likes Received:
    348
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    yep, i got tired of repairing tanks like this.. when they flooded the market thats when i decided to stop repairs :)

    its nice to do the odd tank to keep the urge of building myself a new one at bay :)
     
  17. OP
    Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    8,386
    Likes Received:
    287
    Location:
    Joe's Mountain
    Yes I know all about the jebo tanks. Had loads of them do what this one did. This particular tank belonged to a customer that emigrated. We looked after it for about 4 years before we got it about 3 years ago. And today it decided it had had enough.

    Dam this is frustrating. We are just fortunate we are geared for emergencies and the only loss is the water and the tank that is unrepairable.

    Oh well, will have to think about a replacement.
     
  18. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    2,531
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Cape Town
    ...then they flooded the carpet.
     
    leslie hempel likes this.
  19. Express Reef

    Express Reef

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    Vanderbijlpark
    Me too, dont trust them at all :p
     
  20. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,780
    Likes Received:
    348
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    very swift :)
     
  21. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,613
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Location:
    Centurion
    Upgrade! Upgrade!
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Another cracked Chinese Forum Date
Another noob New Members 8 Mar 2017
Another Insane Deal By Reef Aquatics Sponsor Specials 20 Feb 2017
Another Newbie Here <---------- New Members 30 Dec 2016
Another Below cost Special for one day only!!!! Limited Stock!!!! Sponsor Specials 21 Dec 2015
Another ID Please ID Needed 16 Oct 2015
Bucket Quarantine another round Quarantine Tanks, Sick fish, QT, Coral help 11 Oct 2015
[wtd] Macro Algae - Another wanted thread Wanted 4 Aug 2015