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Hello!!
I hope you are doing great,as me :P
Today I received my aquarium,here are some pictures..
the aquarium,it lies on his back:(cannot carry it tonight 3 floors up,tomorrow hopefully)


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and the gravel.. is it a good one? i paid 60$ for 30kg.
on the bag it is written :
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Gravels collected from pure natural environment
for garden and aquarium
salt water and freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image water suitable
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aquarium gravel for freshautolinker.com autolinking image and saltwater
premiun ph maintain proper
made in china



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Tank and filter look very nice.
I'm unsure of gravel ,but odds are it will work well,most use live sand or crushed coral.If it says it's ok for marine than it should be fine.I like crushed coral myself.



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Hello...
I have bad news :/ I hope it is not that bad...and it will not be the cause to throw away my aquarium....
While getting my aquarium up to the 3rd floor,one of the man who was holding it,hit the bottom corner of the aquarium to the wall.. a small crack resulted..I don't know what to do..
the crack is about 7cm.in the front bottom corner of the aquarium,the bottom of the aquarium is a 12mm glass,plus a 12mm glass over it, it didn't reach the aquarium it is only between the 2 glasses,untouchable from the inside,and from the outside,the crack is between the glasses,only the bottom of the crack from the outside is reachable.
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I don't know but i think it is a chip more than a crack..



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this is how i planned to fix it:
I will put as much silicon as possible,from the inside then I am thinking to place 2 cube of glasses inside the aquarium,and glue them to the glass.and from the outside i will have some aluminium corner for all the aquarium with will hold also the 2 glasses together..



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the crack is about 7cm from bottom to top..

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In some pics it looks bad!In some of the others maybe ok?
I would see if the builder was still around an show him pics.Maybe you'll be ok.
What a shame eitherway.



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Yes.. really it's a shame.. All my mood turned bad after this accident..
It doesn't look that bad for me,i think it looks more "catastrophic" becaue of the flash i used on most of the pictures... I will contact the builder tomorrow and ask his opinion,I also posted a topic on a forum related to construction...maybe they can give me a hand also..
Do you think my method to fix it is good enough??
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I have a hard time saying on that.If the builder thinks you ideas(sound ok to me)are good then you well may have saved an otherwise bad situation.



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I took a video of the chip,maybe it will look clearer,and more real than the pictures..
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Does anyone have an idea,if i want to take off the affected 2 sides,can I only take them off,and glue 2 new sides? or i should destroy all my aquarium and rebuilt it from 0 ? :S
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We've used numerous double-glass bottom aquariums with similar chips and not had a problem. We purposely bought them that way discounted. If the impact didn't damage any of the seal you're likely fine. Definitely add some additional seal inside the tank over the injury. In the future, never allow this tank to be twisted when it's moved and make sure it's installed on a perfectly level floor. But honestly, more often than not chips like that are superficial and don't take away from the structural integrity of the tank. There are other common tank injuries that will appear much less threatening asthetically, when in fact they've caused a total structural loss.

I realize this is disappointing but consider moving forward as planned. Don't disassemble anything at this point. If a problem presents itself, deal with it then. Since this tank is double-bottomed a sudden burst and spill isn't going to be an issue. Not to mention it's double braced. That's a nice tank and its bottom layer of glass did what it was suppose to do yesterday- protect and reinforce.

You deserve to enjoy your new aquarium. Put the chip to the wall, fill it, keep an eye on it, and then forget about it.
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Hello Goby,thank you for your reply

I just contacted the builder.. he told me we should change the front glass..to avoid any catastrophe..
So since this reef aquarium will stay for a long time,for the piece of mind i will do it..
I will replace the affected glass, the front glass.
I will do it myself
Of course I need special silicon for aquariums and then I need to clean all the boundaries of the glasses where the new one should stick. And it should be okay,no?
what do you think?

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Get glass,silicone and cleaner from the builder(or at least ask him what brand to use.)Then you should have a very good chance of repairing this.
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better even,I have called the builder,i won't do it he will do it,he will come to my place and fix it,better i though

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Now your talking!!!!!



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Hehe!! thanks a lot coralbandit for supporting me throughout all this project..
Hopefully no more problems :p
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better even,I have called the builder,i won't do it he will do it,he will come to my place and fix it,better i though

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Now that's customer service!
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hehe it is
Good evening!
I am still waiting for the call of the builder,in these few days to come and fix my aquarium.
I have a small question,while watching some video on youtube i found this coral that i found really beautiful,does someone know its name to get more information about it please? I know that it is a lps but nothing more..



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Looks like some type of scoly(scolymia).They are beautiful!



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Thanks a lot
indeed..beautiful!
Here is the link if you want to check it up :
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A wellso brain coral? Scientific name tachysomething
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