Help with replacing the base of a fish Tank

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  1. Pete

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    Hi all just got myself a 1600(L) x 450 (w) x 600 (h) tank from a friend but during the transportation of the tank I managed to break the base glass of the tank and now need to replace it, as I would not likr to throw the tank away. This tank will be my last upgrade so want to do it right. Is there any advise on how to do this the glass is 10mm all round. Do I have to dismantle the whole tank and advice will be appreciated
     
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    You should just be able to replace the bottom.
     
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    yip thalion is right

    once the bottom is removed the quad side structure
    will hold its place
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Pete - you can also just add another piece of glass on TOP of the broken piece of glass (if it is only cracked).
     
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    yes jacquesb is right as "Mtroboer" had the same problem and he
    had resulted in adding another sheet of glass over it and has had no
    problems up to date
     
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    What jacques said will be the easier and cheaper way, but you will always know it is their.
     
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    Wish I could go that route but its completly gone so will have to replace the whole piece
     
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    ouch then pete guess you have to replace
    it... becareful if you doing it yourself
    glass cuts deep bro, make sure safety equipment is on ;)
     
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    Thanks will be doing it myself and will keep that in mind
     
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    pete are you cutting the glass yourself or having it
    cut by a company or so?
     
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