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Pegucci
08-19-2006, 10:51 PM
I bought a used 110 gallon tank and I set it up today. It looks ok, no leaks or anything for the last three hours, but I just realized that the silicone seals on the sides have really tiny bubbles in them. All four joints have small bubbles on the upper sides. The parts close to the base are in better shape. I haven't realized this before I filled the tank. The tank is 4'*18''*30''. The glass is 1/2 inch thick. Is this something to worry about? What are the risks? If it is something bad, would it break up immediately, or start leaking? This lank is sitting in my living room, so I am kind of worried. Any help will be appreciated.

Here are some pictures:
Upper left side
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9602/pict2138ke1.jpg

Lower left side
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/3445/pict2139yt9.jpg

Right side
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3295/pict2142le3.jpg

abenez
08-20-2006, 09:11 AM
mine has similar in a few spots and it's been fine for over 4 years now... I doubt you'll have a problem. make sure your top and bottom frames are secure -

does your tank have a cross support in the center top ?

Pegucci
08-20-2006, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by abenez
mine has similar in a few spots and it's been fine for over 4 years now... I doubt you'll have a problem. make sure your top and bottom frames are secure -

does your tank have a cross support in the center top ?

Unfortunately it has no cross support. It is one of those old tanks. The guy I bought it from said he resealed it couple years ago. I was scared last night, thought about draining the whole thing. Looks like it is not that serious. Thanks for replying.

Glaive
08-20-2006, 01:16 PM
I would say it looks okay to me as well. The air bubbles appear completely trapped as opposed to leading somewhere.

LoJack
08-20-2006, 01:20 PM
if you go to a petstore now and look at some of the tanks, you'll see those bubbles on brand new tanks. I have a 33 Perfecto that has tho, tends to show up in older tanks, and in cheaper brand name tanks. I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you notice a leak, its time to worry.

djfungus
08-20-2006, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by LoJack
If you notice a leak, its time to worry.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

:rofl: