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Old 14-11-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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Exclamation Long crack lines appear upon filling up of "new" used tank!! Help!!!

Hi guys,

Recently I just bought a used tank from a nice brother in the forum. Tank age is about only 1 year+.

Tank was delivered yesterday and everything looks fine. I decided to let the tank rest for a day as informed by seller that a re-silicon job was done by the tank maker last friday, as it seems that the silicon has weakened even though the tank is only 1 year plus old...

Today I tried filling up the tank with water as I had to decom my fgt tank that is sold. However, I start hearing cracking sound and discover a long vertical crack line appearing on the front of the tank... it ran from one of the top bracing area to 3/4 down the tank... I used my finger and ran it across the crack line. I can feel both internal and external crack lines on both sides of the glass...

I immediately stopped filling up the tank and drained all water in it. I've contacted the tankmaker now pending for his reply....

Any bros encountered such similar incident before? Is it possible to replace the whole front glass under warranty as the crack could be caused by an improper silicon job done at the top bracing?

Need some advise here as urgently need to use this tank...
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Old 14-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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If its still under warranty they should.
In the first place, there shouldn't be any issue if the workmanship is good!

To add on, they should provide a temp fgt to house all your livestock until they retify the problem.

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Old 14-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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Hi guys,

Recently I just bought a used tank from a nice brother in the forum. Tank age is about only 1 year+.

Tank was delivered yesterday and everything looks fine. I decided to let the tank rest for a day as informed by seller that a re-silicon job was done by the tank maker last friday, as it seems that the silicon has weakened even though the tank is only 1 year plus old...

Today I tried filling up the tank with water as I had to decom my fgt tank that is sold. However, I start hearing cracking sound and discover a long vertical crack line appearing on the front of the tank... it ran from one of the top bracing area to 3/4 down the tank... I used my finger and ran it across the crack line. I can feel both internal and external crack lines on both sides of the glass...

I immediately stopped filling up the tank and drained all water in it. I've contacted the tankmaker now pending for his reply....

Any bros encountered such similar incident before? Is it possible to replace the whole front glass under warranty as the crack could be caused by an improper silicon job done at the top bracing?

Need some advise here as urgently need to use this tank...
If u need space to tompang some of ur fishes u can let me know bah..
Amk neighbours
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Old 14-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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If u need space to tompang some of ur fishes u can let me know bah..
Amk neighbours
Thanks alot bro!! Really appreciate your help. Will let you know if really can't resolve the issue in time.

Hopefully can see what the tank maker can do to help me...
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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Thanks alot bro!! Really appreciate your help. Will let you know if really can't resolve the issue in time.

Hopefully can see what the tank maker can do to help me...
U might want to consider making a new one... else aany more mishap might be even more costlier especially livestock and house reno and furnishing.....

Need help to temp house your fishes can also rope me in...
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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A one year old tank already start to crack? Not very good workmanship or could it have been damaged during transportation? Think better change the tank.
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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I think eventually you got to make new one.
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #8
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Bcos it is cracked not leaked. No joke.
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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My guess, the failure is due to uneven loading, root cause should be tank support.
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Old 14-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #10
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A one year old tank already start to crack? Not very good workmanship or could it have been damaged during transportation? Think better change the tank.
I think there are already some exsisting issues prior to the transportation...... TS mentioned resilicon last friday before the tank was moved.
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