Crack in bottom trim. Replace?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Aquaphobia, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I hadn't noticed before but the bottom trim on the 80g tank I'm slowly getting around to setting up has a crack. It looks like it was caught on something and a strip was peeled up. It lays flat again so you can't even see it and it doesn't extend to the bottom of the trim, so is it really important that I replace it?
     
  2. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I would fix it. Better now without any water or fish and would be better to have piece of mind later. Sometimes its not what you see but what you don't see..... even if it doesn't seem noticeable, putting water and decor might add stress to it and eventually give away.
     
  3. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Good point. It doesn't seem to affect any part of it that would be load bearing but still...

    Thanks!
     
  4. katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    If you can return it I would. Like Aquaphobia said, better to fix it before you put all the handwork into it!
     
  5. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    It's a secondhand tank and it's quite likely that I caught it on something while moving it! Can't return it:)

    But trim is fairly cheap, I just hope I can find a supplier on the island! Shipping is always the killer. I have a good idea who will carry it though;)
     
  6. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I would get some aquarium sealant and do the glass where the seams meet. You should be able to put the plastic back on using the same sealant.
     
  7. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I stopped by the LFS I respect and asked about new trim and he gave me a couple of suggestions but from my description of the damage he thought it would be just as good to glue it back down with aquarium sealant. It's not that bad and doesn't look like it affects the tank structurally sound I may just do that.

    Also peeked in on the giant Silver Dollar I had to rehome and she's now part of a school of similar sized members of her own species. I swear she recognized me!
     
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