Tank cracking

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Tank cracking

Post by Bomshelter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:43 am

Sigh... just when you think, you've got it down.... Yesterday when adding the sand, we noticed a hairline crack at the bottom of the tank. We are hearing loud popping and splintering this morning. Now I need to find a new tank. Previously we had a 40 gal breeder. Recommendations? This will hold 7 PP about the size of a ping pong ball (is that medium?) Or smaller.


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by daws409 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:12 am

I would consider size for growing room as well. Min width of 18 inches and a min height of 20. Basically a 75 gal or bigger. A 55 gal may do for now but you'll need the extra width for growing room.

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Re: Tank cracking

Post by hprmom » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:23 am

I have 7 from small to large in a 65g and love it. Same footprint as your 40 -- 36 wide and 18 deep -- but 24 high, lots of room for deep sub and climbing structures, too. It looked enormous when we brought it home, but now that we're used to it, a 90 would not have been much bigger: same height and depth but 12" wider. If you're looking at a 75g that would be the same footprint but with a little extra height. The 65g was a huge step up from a 20g, so I wasn't ready to jump to 90 yet! But now things are settled and the tank has a permanent spot, it would have fit just fine. ;)

Old pics. The sub is 11"-12" deep.
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Re: Tank cracking

Post by amwilliams » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:50 pm

hprmom wrote:I have 7 from small to large in a 65g and love it. Same footprint as your 40 -- 36 wide and 18 deep -- but 24 high, lots of room for deep sub and climbing structures, too. It looked enormous when we brought it home, but now that we're used to it, a 90 would not have been much bigger: same height and depth but 12" wider. If you're looking at a 75g that would be the same footprint but with a little extra height. The 65g was a huge step up from a 20g, so I wasn't ready to jump to 90 yet! But now things are settled and the tank has a permanent spot, it would have fit just fine. ;)

Old pics. The sub is 11"-12" deep.
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That tank is so gorgeous!


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by kieagcarm » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:17 pm

hprmom wrote:I have 7 from small to large in a 65g and love it. Same footprint as your 40 -- 36 wide and 18 deep -- but 24 high, lots of room for deep sub and climbing structures, too. It looked enormous when we brought it home, but now that we're used to it, a 90 would not have been much bigger: same height and depth but 12" wider. If you're looking at a 75g that would be the same footprint but with a little extra height. The 65g was a huge step up from a 20g, so I wasn't ready to jump to 90 yet! But now things are settled and the tank has a permanent spot, it would have fit just fine. ;)

Old pics. The sub is 11"-12" deep.
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Would love to see pics of it now, see how the sub got mixed. You have amazing taste

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Re: Tank cracking

Post by Nate the great » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:32 pm

CraigsList.

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Re: Tank cracking

Post by Bomshelter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:31 pm

I am Craigslisting, LetItGo, OfferUp and VarageSale. I am actually looking at a 55 and possibly a 90. I have a local guy who has 2 40 gal with glass lids on a stand (one down low on up high. It is my last resort but he is local and only wants 80. I went to look at a 55 gal after the woman told me no condition issues, she used it for a lizard but they melted the rim with the heat lamp. Seriously that is NOT a condition issue?


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:31 am

hprmom wrote: Old pics. The sub is 11"-12" deep.
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Re: Tank cracking

Post by Kermie16 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm

For real, hprmom. U need to put the link up with the feed of how u put ur amazing tank together! I would but I'm still trying to figure out tapatalk ( lol ). Bomshelter, also check with local petco for next $1 per gal sale. That really stinks what happened to ur tank! So sorry:(


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 am

Is the tank new? If so, you could go back to the store and demand a refund...?
If not, suitable upgrade... like many have mentioned! Now the suitable time to go big... So get the largest thing you can find. ;) :lol:
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Re: Tank cracking

Post by Bomshelter » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:29 pm

Nope not new, came with the crabs :). It is still holding together while we try to negotiate someone down on a 55 gal. I would like a stand so we can put it out in our living room (and have storage underneath).


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by Bomshelter » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:30 pm

Found one person with a 90 gal but I dont have the room for it. Max I can do is about a 75. Still trying!


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Re: Tank cracking

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:48 pm

Good luck!


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