Boyu TL 550 Cracked/Split

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Dillan, 28 Oct 2012.

  1. Dillan

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    MMM so woke up this morning at 6am with the sound of some one taking a shower in my passage, which is weird as I as most people don’t have a shower in my passage, rolled over and thought about the sound, yip for sure I don’t have a shower in the passage, only a Boyu tank…..aaahhh….oooohhhh….my…….oops up and run into ankle deep water coming down tha passage yippy happy Sunday morning.:(


    Mop towels buckets pipes switches and all in order, power off before heaters blow ….

    WTH:eek:

    Saved all fish, relocated live rock to empty tank, dripped stressed fish and put them into my large tank..

    Has any one else had a 6 month old Boyu split on the bend in the glass????
     
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    Dillan Thread Starter

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    Here are the pics, first time using the new upload hope it works lol

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    Sheesh, what a way to wake up this morning! Lucky you managed to save your stock in time! :thumbup:
    I have heard about tanks with the bended/rounded edges cracking, something to do with the way that they are heated to create the bend, so it is a possibility that your tank had a defeat.
    It could also be that it wasn't level so the stress eventually caused the tank to crack.

    Whatever it is, all the best with them being in your new tank. Is it ready to handle livestock? Maybe consider dosing some bacteria to handle the load? :)
     
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    Tank was 100% level made sure of that when i put it down, it has been in one spot from start to now.


    I will put my faith in Bio-Cubes to look after the load , and its only 6 little fish so I am not stressed there, I just hope the Tangs dont hammer them....

    I spoke to my LFS where i got this tank and he said that "he thinks" there is no warrantee on glass splitting???

    I had maybe 10-15 kgs live rock on the base and up the back, nothing fell nothing knocked the tank??
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Never a nice way to start the day. :(

    Have to say I don't think I have ever heard of any of the Boyu TL tanks cracking, mostly the bigger Aqua h2o tanks.
     
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    First time for everything lol, i see it has a 6month glass guarantee mmm had it 6 months 2 weeks so lets see how good the agent is.
     
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    eish.. this is an oddity, but like dean says the bigger tanks have a tendancy to go, not the smaller ones.. i have however broken some in an attempt to remove and repair the back or base glass, they are tricky little buggers to repair..
     
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    Leslie this one is beyond repair RIP TANK
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yep, hence my dislike for them.....
     
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    Not a nice way to wake up on a Sunday morning, sorry to hear about that.
     
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    wait till you have a shoal of mullet swimming around your ankles!
     
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    Was there maybe a draft in the house? Open windows? Cold air passing the tank. Last year another reefer cracked his tank in the Natal Midlands in the winter due to a draft through the house (cannot remember who it was).
     
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    Nope RiaanP we live in a temp controlled house same tem inside all the time no windows open as we breed with Sphynx cats that can’t go outside.

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    Sorry about the tank but what a beautiful cat......:thumbup:
     
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    Eish 1st time i hear of a Boyu cracking
    gota agree with anita:thumbup:
     
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    My boyu is coming up for sale
     
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    I am so sorry to here your lose

    I have a boyu tl550 for sale R1800 with stand and is top condition
     
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    Our LFS betta look a replacment at agents cost
     
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