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Old 09-03-2003, 11:52 AM
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Need Help With Fish-tank !!

Hi all,
just upgraded our 1 gallon Spongebob aquarium with something a little easier (so I hope) to maintain.
I ended up getting a 'Krislin' 29 gallon tank. It's 30w x 12d x 18h.
Here's my question/ concern:
After ensuring that everything is level/ set up properly I filled the tank.
I then noticed that the long glass side is bowed out. Upon holding a straight-edge across the glass I will get about 1/4" gap on each end if the edge rests on the middle.
Is this normal?
Should I worry about finding the contents on my floor after some time?
Does anybody else have similiar experiences?
What would you do?

Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:20 PM
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"If it ain't broke you aren't trying hard enough" LOL

Sounds like it could be a seal problem, or manufacturing defect. Return and get a new tank, and ask why would this happen?
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:02 AM
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Its not supposed to be like that. Glass,even the plexiglass ones, do not bow!!
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:21 AM
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My 55gal is perfectlly straight. Empty it and exchange that defective tank.....
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:41 AM
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i have a 29 and have no bowing out at all

i'll post a better pic later
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Old 09-04-2003, 07:37 AM
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Prabably a result of something Clinton did while in office. I wouldn't take any chances, you'd better return it.
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Old 09-04-2003, 08:34 AM
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That's odd, no bowing for anybody?
It's not leaking (yet), the whole thing is full of plants and fish.
I'd hate to make them live in a bucket until everything is set up again.
Had a chance to quiz the store-owner, she thinks its perfectly normal (of course).
Not sure what I'll do ..........
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:31 PM
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I see it as a potential problem

Glass that is bowing means it is weak and will eventualy give way.
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Old 09-05-2003, 04:01 AM
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i just took a square to mine and found right under 1/8'' of expansion total, i checked it out with my local expert and we checked out his too, right about the same as mine is so i now believe it's normal. I looked and on 55 and up tanks, there is a stretcher in the middle so that helps with it's rigidity.
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Old 09-05-2003, 11:55 AM
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I used to breed african cichlid's (rare species, sometimes more than $250 a pair)... I got carried away with the hobby and had to get rid of everything.... at the end I had over 70 tanks and vats. What a headache!, and what a garage sale that was.
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