10 Gallon Tank Crack Outer Corner Or Tank

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Well I’ve just got my first 10 gallon tank about 3 days ago and it’s been setup sine and it seems to have a tiny chip in it the outer part of the tank in the corner where the glass connects was just wondering if it was nothing to wet about or if I’d possibly have to apply something to it ?

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Trouble is any chip can lead to it cracking at any time, there's no fix for it, there looks to be two smaller ones above it as well

Looking at it closer and personally it's not one I'd trust, others may think differently we'll see
 
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That’s zoomed a lot but if it cracks it’s not gonna bust open ? Or will I have time to transfer everything
 

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They are tempered glass so it should start to crack from the damaged part , I have seen a lot worse and wondered why they are still together. It may also start to weep from that part if it does its time to change
 
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a photo from the side of the tank put my finger up to it for size reference thinking about it looks like all that’s holding it is the inside putty what I’m thinking is it would be better (safer) to put some kind of putty on the outside of the tank cause it is a an open chip with a few tiny shards of loose glass
 

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Typically only the bottoms are tempered glass. If they were the pain would of just imploded into a bunch of little pieces. Actually looks pretty minor to me.
 
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Okay thank david1978 richie.p just don’t know a lot about tanks so had to get ppls feedback who have knowledge and experience !!
 

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Of you just bought it I would return it for a new one. Why worry about it.
 

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In a 10 gallon I would not worry too much, in something like a 50-90 I'd seriously consider the risks and over that would be a not a chance. But for a 10-20 gallon tank that really won't be something to be too concerned about.
 
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Well it wasn’t actually like that when I got it I don’t think so I couldn’t really take it back but thank you for the feedback !
 

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I have 55's that look much worse. If the chunks don't go down to the silicone I don't worry. And yes I do know what 75 gallons of water on the floor looks like.
 

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looks like surface chips on the edge, doesn't look like it'll affect the structural integrity.
 

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