Well today I decided to help a friend of mine get a deserted fish tank out of their parents house. A beautiful 90 gallon reef ready bow front setup, we power washed it at the car wash and moved it on down to the basement...that's when we set it down, forgetting at just the right moment that the sump connectors were on the bottom. Needless to say, crash boom bang, and yea for tempered glass.
To make a long question short, is there any salvage for our 90 gallon? It now needs an entire slab of glass for the bottom, perferably one that we could have drilled or came drilled so we could finish setting up that %#[email protected]%# sump filter.
Any info on where or if we could replace that bottom slab of glass?
if we could get it drilled? and of course the all important question, is this cost effective (how much $$ to fix)?
ps- if its to expensive to fix, i have a sump complete with bio balls and other setup equipment, a nice pump and a uv light that I would like to part out...do you think that would be cost effective or what prices i could sell that for?
Thank you (as always) for your great input and advice,
Perhaps you could take it to a store that installs/repairs glass into windows. I know a glass store in the town I live in replaced glass in aquariums etc and could cut it into whatever size and and so forth that was needed. If interested-locate one in your area an take the tank there and get an estimate--or--just junk what you have and buy another new/used unit..(which is easier).. Tooo bad that one wound up getting broken- -would have made a nice tank.!! 8)
I agree with css Virginia, I've done a couple glass repairs and it's really not too bad. Just gob that sealant on there and be sure it's cured and smooth before you fill it. The trick for you would be finding a place that will cut the bow into the glass. I've never tried it myself but you could also look into some sort of plexiglass. I'd research that first tho, but it might be cheaper and easier to cut.
yea with just normal tank is not that hard to break apart and re seal ..but with bow front im telling u right now 75% chance its gonna leak and it will....i heard alot of bad story about the bow front ( AGA) re seal but if u want u can try , its may not work for the other but its work for u .G/L