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HELP, Scratch OR CRACK starting :O

Discussion in 'The Planted Aquarium' started by nuimom, May 13, 2019.

  1. nuimom

    nuimom Member

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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
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    Here are the pics she sent, surfaces are smooth and looks irregular, scratch ? IMG957986.jpg IMG957991.jpg OR CRACK starting, ackkk!!
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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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.
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    Thanks Mike will forward her your message. She said it doesn't run all the way from top to bottom and is watching it.
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    Thanks Mike, Mike what is the silicone "bandage" product, does she need to do it inside and out???
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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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
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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