Replacement panels of glass

Savel101

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So my neighbor recently gave me a broken 29 gallon tank with stand. There are 2 out of five panels of glass broken, one of the small ends of glass, and the bottom piece. How expensive are replacement panels of glass?


 

SnyperTodd

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I wouldn't bother with it myself. By the time you have the panels cut, buy the silicone you'll need, and factor in your labor completely tearing the tank apart and rebuilding it, you'll have way more in it than it's worth. Tanks that small are pretty cheap.
 

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I agree with SnyperTodd, besides you got the stand for free, they often cost more than the tank!
 

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Petsmart and Petco both have 29 gallons for $29 dollars from time to time.


 

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I think they're having the $1/gal sale now.
Yes, they are, but I think it's near the end so pickings are slim. They both do instore pickup through their websites, so you can check all the stores in your area online instead of driving around. I got the only 40G Breeder left in the area, and I had to drive about half an hour to go pick it up.
 

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Yes, they are, but I think it's near the end so pickings are slim. They both do instore pickup through their websites, so you can check all the stores in your area online instead of driving around. I got the only 40G Breeder left in the area, and I had to drive about half an hour to go pick it up.
Yeah, I think it ends the beginning of August.
 

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Def not worth the replacement of the broken panels.....buying the glass from a shop and then investing the time and energy into cleaning the other one perfect and then the setup it takes for silicon in the new one isn't worth the risk if something goes wrong once there is water in the tank.

I'm a glazier for a living, work with glass and silicone every day and I wouldn't even try to repair a tank myself. Just buy the new one with peace of mind

 
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