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HELP, Scratch OR CRACK starting :O

nuimom

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Friend just sent me these pics from her Discus 29 T, I will try to forward to here, she said feels smooth and substrate is sand. Thanks in advance :) Nuimom
 

nuimom

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Here are the pics she sent, surfaces are smooth and looks irregular, scratch ?
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OR CRACK starting, ackkk!!
 

Mike Wise

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If it is a scratch now, it will become a crack eventually (soon?). It looks like it runs from the top of the glass pane to the bottom - just like how one cuts glass with a glass cutter. If she can't afford a new tank I suggest that she drain the tank and add a glass 'bandage' with silicone sealant. I've done this with tanks and it holds up well, if not very pretty.
 

nuimom

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If it is a scratch now, it will become a crack eventually (soon?). It looks like it runs from the top of the glass pane to the bottom - just like how one cuts glass with a glass cutter. If she can't afford a new tank I suggest that she drain the tank and add a glass 'bandage' with silicone sealant. I've done this with tanks and it holds up well, if not very pretty.

Thanks Mike, Mike what is the silicone "bandage" product, does she need to do it inside and out???
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
I can't tell from the picture, but is the glass curved? If it is I would be reluctant to try and repair it.
Thanks Mike, Mike what is the silicone "bandage" product, does she need to do it inside and out???
I've done the same as Mike, you silicon a strip of glass over the scratch/crack, ideally at least 2" wide and longer than the crack. Inside and outside would be best, followed by "inside only" but I've successfully done it just on the outside as well. I'd try and get a replacement tank (or replace the pane) asap

Either way I'd be tempted to reduce the water level in the tank if she can (dependent upon filter type etc.).

cheers Darrel
 

nuimom

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Hi all,
I can't tell from the picture, but is the glass curved? If it is I would be reluctant to try and repair it.I've done the same as Mike, you silicon a strip of glass over the scratch/crack, ideally at least 2" wide and longer than the crack. Inside and outside would be best, followed by "inside only" but I've successfully done it just on the outside as well. I'd try and get a replacement tank (or replace the pane) asap

Either way I'd be tempted to reduce the water level in the tank if she can (dependent upon filter type etc.).

cheers Darrel

Thank you all for your great input :)
She is getting new tank :))
Think that is best for peace of mind !
 

nuimom

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Location
Naalehu,Hi
Hi all,
I can't tell from the picture, but is the glass curved? If it is I would be reluctant to try and repair it.I've done the same as Mike, you silicon a strip of glass over the scratch/crack, ideally at least 2" wide and longer than the crack. Inside and outside would be best, followed by "inside only" but I've successfully done it just on the outside as well. I'd try and get a replacement tank (or replace the pane) asap

Either way I'd be tempted to reduce the water level in the tank if she can (dependent upon filter type etc.).

cheers Darrel

Thank you all for your great input :)
She is getting new tank :))
Think that is best for peace of mind !
 

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