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My tank broke.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:48 am Post subject: My tank broke. Reply with quote

 At  4.20am  today,  i  heard  a  small  cracking  sound  and  when  i  put  the  light  on,  the  front  glass  of  my  tank  has  broke  and  water  was  leakin.  Sad    Sad  
 
 The  tank  is  36x14x12  and  is  placed  on  thermocal  in    a  shelf.  There  is  a  gap  of  around  8-9  inches  on  each  side.And  about  4  inches  at  the  back.The  glass  used  was  6mm  thick  and  the  tank  had  supporters  all  its  lenght  at  the  top  and  bottom  of  the  tank.There  is  no  hood  on  the  tank.
 The  crack  formed  exactly  in  the  middle  of  the  front  pane  right  from  the  top  till  the  bottom.
 
 Why  did  it  happen  such  suddenly?  Shocked    Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:02 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Sorry  for  the  Loss  Friend.
 A  tank  of  this  size  will  have  approx  80-90lts  of  water,  Along  with  gravel  it  might  weight  between  90-95  kg.
 You  have  said  that  the  tank  is  placed  on  a  shelf,  is  this  shelf  strong  enough  to  support  this  weight.
 If  it  sags  even  a  little,  stress  will  start  building  on  glass  walls  and  after  a  peiod  it  will  snap.
 Hope  it  helps
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:48 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 iam  suprised  that  the  whole  shelf  did  not  come  crashing  down...Keeping  a  tank  of  that  size  on  a  shelf  is  jus  definately  not  worth  it..
 You  probably  should  make  a  stand  for  your  tank...much  safer.
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 Thanks  guys,  
 But  im  not  allowed  to  keep  the  tank  anywhere  else.
 My  mom  has  already  told  me  that  if  I  want  to  keep  the  tank  in  that  place  its  OK  If  not  -->NO  TANK  Sad  
 
 can  i  fix  a  wooden  plank  in  the  center  of  the  bottom  shelf  as  a  extra  support  to  the  self?
 
 Guys,  will  that  work?
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 It  surprising  that  a  tank  with  a  36x14x12  dimension  and  with  a  6mm  glass  developed  a  crack.  I  feel  that  the  placement  of  the  tank  was  not  correct  or  the  decor  in  the  tank  was  not  evenly  distributed.
 
 I  have  a  36x15x15  tank  made  of  6mm  glass  and  have  placed  on  two  seperate  stools,  the  base  is  a  5mm  plywood  sheet  with  a  thermocol...  even  my  tank  comes  out  by  1  inch  on  the  front  and  the  back.
 
 I  house  a  single  large  devil  in  there  and  have  placed  large  rocks  right  in  the  middle  of  the  tank  in  a  row  so  has  to  concentrate  more  weight  in  the  middle.
 
 This  is  the  idea  i  used  and  the  tank  is  standing  sturdy  enough
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even  my  tank  comes  out  by  1  inch  on  the  front  and  the  back.  
                 
 Shocked  
 
 ???????  Shocked  The  tank  stands  out  of  the  base  and  still  holding  itself??  Shocked
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 Glass  tends  to  bend  if  placed  on  a  uneven  surface  and  once  you  decide  to  move  it  or  alter  its  existing  position  they  give  away.
 
 As  i  mentioned  earlier  i  know  my  tank  is  out  by  1"  on  both  the  front  and  the  back  and  to  make  sure  that  the  glass  does  not  bend  on  the  edges  i  have  placed  few  rocks  right  in  the  middle  of  the  tank  to  distribute  the  weight.
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 So  guys,what  do  u  say  about  the  wooden  plank  support  thing  ??
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:35 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Is  your  shelf  made  of  steel  or  wood??
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 The  shelf  is  made  of  cement.
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 I  have  noticed  many  tanks  placed  on  cement  shelfs  cracking,  it's  usually  the  bottom  glass  and  not  the  front  pane  as  in  your  case.  The  uneveness  of  the  cement  plastering  in  each  case  was  the  cause.  
 
 If  possible  add  a  thin  sheet  of  plywood,  5mm  too  should  be  ok,  and  sandwich  the  wood  between  two  thick  thermocoel  sheets  (12mm)  before  placing  your  tank.
 
 A  cement  shelf  should  take  the  load  of  your  tank  and  ideally  need  no  reinforcement.
 
 The  breakage  however  may  be  due  to  defective  glass  alone  and  have  nothing  to  do  with  the  shelf.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:04 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

                                                   
mitra-hyderabad  wrote:                
The  shelf  is  made  of  cement.                

 A  Cement  shelf  will  be  able  to  take  load  of  a  tank  of  this  size.  The  whole  premise  of  taking  load  was  based  on  wooden  shelf.
 Madan  in  right,  if  base  is  not  even,  bottom  plate  will  crack  and  not  side  plate.
 It  might  be  the  quality  of  glass.
 Keep  a  piece  of  plywood,  place  2"  thermocol  on  top  of  it,  place  your  tank  and  every  thing  should  be  fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: My tank broke. Reply with quote

 how  do  u  plan  to  repair  the  tank??  or  u  planning  to  get  a  new  tank??
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So  guys,what  do  u  say  about  the  wooden  plank  support  thing  ??                

 
 Gosh!!  i  hope  there  hasn't  been  any  loss  except  for  the  tank  glass..  Any  damange  to  the  fish  in  it?  which  tank  is  it?  FH  or  Jewels'  tank???
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: My tank broke. Reply with quote

 Guys  this  is  an  old  thread,  please  see  the  date  of  the  last  post  before  the  2  made  today.
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