"Patching Tanks"

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by DeanT, 18 Feb 2012.

  1. DeanT

    DeanT Dean

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    Hi All
    i think i have been the most un lucky person ever
    i have taken over a second hand tank , that was setup and filled onsite , and was in perfect condition

    moved it to my house , and has managed to crack in 2 different panes in the last 3 weeks, and what makes this even more bizarre , is that not even a drop of water has touched it , it is standing empty

    even the company that i am dealing with is baffled at this scenario

    anyway , we are patching the tank in the interim , to test and see if there are any other issues , before we go and replace the pane

    any one had and using or have any comments on the patching of tanks , wheather good or bad.

    i have committed to patching the tank to test , but dont like the idea in the long run
    thanks
     
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  3. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    Hi Dean I have tons and tons of sympathy for you. I had similar reoccurring sump cracks on more than one sump recently and know the feeling one gets when you start emptying a 4 ft sump at 11 in the night, repair it, keep the live rock going in buckets and all other containers.just to fill it and have another leak 24 hrs later. All I can say is hang in there and try to do the repairs as if it will be a permanent one. The temp ones comes back at you. Now I am waiting to see the photos you are going to post once your tank is up, running and blooming.:thumbup:
     
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    DeanT Thread Starter Dean

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    hey herkie
    thanks for the sympathy .
    really had a bad day yesterday , as was really looking forward to getting it up and running this week after weeks of delays
    this has probably been the most frustrating 3 weeks ever .
    i even joked about giving it all up before i had even started , but i guess i must push through it , as i know it will be worth it in the long run
     
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    where is the tank standing? is it on its stand? Or on what? Is it on a level structure?

    Is it in a place that either is in a draft or gets direct sunlight? Sunlight could do it, as it gets heated unevenly. With water inside the glass cannot heat up on one side of the tank.
     
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    Explain what you mean by patching?
    Without knowing the details, it sounds like a very bad idea to me.

    Only way to repair a tank properly is cut out the cracked panels and replace them.

    How about pics, it may help us to give you some proper advice.
     
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