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    Hello all,

    I am looking to get back into the hobby and this will be my first planted tank. I am looking to buy a 150 gallon aquarium off of Craigslist. The tank has some chips in the edge and I was wondering if it would affect the stability of the tank and it's ability to hold water. I am going to reseal the tank prior to adding water. Would appreciate others opinions before I make the two hour trip to look at it.







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    I would pass on this tank and hold out for another not chipped like that. Even a 100 gallon without chips is better than a 150 with.

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    I would not risk it. Chips that large could very easy turn into a crack latter on reguardless if you reseal it or not.

    I would suggest to keep looking. You will find a great deal on a better tank soon enough
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    I appreciate the input. I was afraid of that. I knew it was too good to be true for a 150 gallon and stand for $125... maybe I can talk the roommate into creating a vivarium instead haha.

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    Personally, I would ask them to drop the price and then replace the chipped pane myself.
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    I can't find any planes of glass that are 72"x28" for under $300.

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    Nice to see another Ohioan on here! I guess for me it would depend on where the chips are. I can't really tell from pics but this appears to be a rimless tank? If the chips are only on the bottom and or top edges I would just make a really nice frame for it. Could make a really nice custom stand that encloses everything except the front glass.
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    Hello fellow Buckeye! It is not a rimless tank. Could I use plywood or something in place of the glass if it doesn't withstand a stress test?

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    You could use plywood but I would do it all in a nice hardwood like maple or oak. Really just depends on your comfort and skill level. Speaking for myself I have many years of experience building cabinetry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    I would pass on this tank and hold out for another not chipped like that. Even a 100 gallon without chips is better than a 150 with.
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