Replacement panels of glass

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Savel101, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. S

    Savel101 New Member Member

    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?


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  2. SnyperTodd

    SnyperTodd Valued Member Member

    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.
     
  3. E

    Et tu Valued Member Member

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




  4. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    I would think of it as more a terrarium in the works, really:). best, rick
     
  5. OP
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    Savel101 New Member Member

    Thank you all for your input!


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  6. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

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


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  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I think they're having the $1/gal sale now.
     
  8. OP
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    Savel101 New Member Member

    Alright I'll go check that out, thanks.


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  9. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, I think it ends the beginning of August.
     
  11. Shortfuuzze

    Shortfuuzze Valued Member Member

    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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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  12. OP
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    Savel101 New Member Member

    Alright thank you guys


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