Is My Aquarium About To Shatter?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by valhyric, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. v

    valhyric New Member Member

    ive had a 38 gallon bowfront tank for about a month now. Recently my wife and I notice an almost “pinging” noice that sounds possibly like a crack. Upon inspection we don’t find any cracks or anything. Should we be worried about any impending implosions? I can say with certainty that the sound isn’t coming from the heater or filter.
  2. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    Is it acrylic or glass?
    how old is it?
  3. OP

    valhyric New Member Member

    It’s glass, I bought it brand new. Marine land brand.
  4. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    you may want to check if the silicone is wearing out. Look to see if there are any air bubbles in it.
  5. OP

    valhyric New Member Member

    I’m just curious if anyone knows what that sound could be?
  6. firestorm1522

    firestorm1522 Valued Member Member

    Are you sure it is not the heater? I had a heater do that to me. It was making a clicking/pinging sound.
  7. OP

    valhyric New Member Member

    I suppose it’s possible, but it honestly sounded like a high pitch crack and it sounded like it came from the opposite end of the aquarium as my heater
  8. Siphon

    Siphon Valued Member Member

    Theres animals that make sounds too. Rabbit snails hitting glass. African dwarf frogs. ive heard snails falling on glass before
  9. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    I suggest you turn off the heater and filter. Listen carefully for the noise. If no noise, turn the heater, listen carefully. If no noise, turn on the filter and repeat. Pay attention to the inhabitants to check for possible sources.
    If a source is not identified, check with the manufacturer. I saw a post about a bow front tank exploding. That's a nasty mess.

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