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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Marc, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Marc

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    I'm so sorry for starting this tread again. I have already kind of asked this question before. But I'm still hearing story's of front rounded edge aquariums have problems with cracking. Due to the glass being weakened by the bending process when there made. I own a Betta lifespace 1000 with the rounded front corners. Yes I admit I'm as paranoid as they come. But I'm hearing story's from local fish shops and the od google story. So I wanted to ask of anbodys experiences or opinions in general on rounded corner tanks. Especially the Betta lifespace 1000.
     
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  2. Neil

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    you also hear of normal type tanks leaking
     
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    told you before marc,the 1000 is cast iron,i had mine 4yrs+ now realist has got it,its the smaller versions that had probs.your making too much in2 it.as above people with other types of tanks have had leaks.rather than worry get it up and running,regardless of house move..if not your gunna put urself in an early gravew lol..
     
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    Sorry if this come across badly but good intentions meant.

    Print a picture of a tank, stick it on ya wall and enjoy it.
    Print out some clown fish, a bit of algae and you have your tank after you stick them on.

    I suppose going in the original question, the glass may be stressed but then again it may also be strengthened in the heating process. To add, this is made from thick glass isn't it, so I suspect all aspects have been taken into account.
     
  5. Marc

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    I consider my self told!!. Thanx guys. Like I said and no doubt you've guessed I am a paranoid worrier. Just when I hear the story's I panic. But ya rite guys. I should just get on with setting it up and stop worrying about what may happen.
     
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    If we listened to every story mate we wouldn't do anything, go anywhere or eat anything. Just dive in and go for it worst comes to worst time for a call to insurance company :D.
     
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    Two of my tanks have rounded corners and I have had no problems at all. :biggrin: I much prefer them too.
     
  8. Realist

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    Don't worry pal. I have just had a new tank delivered. Less than 3 weeks ago it was siliconed together and now I have 680ltrs sat in my front room lol. Most tanks are built to last bud so I am 100% sure your worrying about nowt :)
     
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    i know of 9 rounded corner tanks that have cracked. i wouldnt have one, not in a million years.

    by the way, i'm joking! I'm sure there have been isues with some, but theres been plenty of isues with normal tanks, and i would put money on the fact that 90% of problems are down to the tank owners either not leveling the stand, dropping rock work or leaning on the top of the tank while reaching into it.

    But if you dont put any water in it, you'll never know if its ok or not.
     
  10. Marc

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    Sound words! Thanx guys. Mutch appreciated... 
     
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    DAMN....i,ve been jinked,my fluval has sprung a leak...unbelievable...
     
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    The curse of The Salty Box :assassin:
     
  13. Marc

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    Ahh no way! What happened mate.
     
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    doin a water change,my watch jus caught top right hand corner at front,looks like a little chip,tank silicone holding it in place,but just noticed water on top of glass,good job i got sum sealant :)
     
  15. Marc

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    Sorry to hear that mate hope it's ok.
     
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    all tip-top now..note to self. take watch off in future lol...
     
  17. Marc

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    Lol to rite mate. I've also made that note lol.
     
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    Never had any problems when I had my Betta Lifespace 1000. Yeah I did hear the odd story of them cracking well just one I can verify. One cracking hardly makes an issue.
     
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    Yeh sounds good. Thanx mate
     
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    i have a fluval osake which is rounded front corners and no leaks or slitting so the glass must be strong enough to hold the water
     
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