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    #1
    Sitting on my computer, I hear what sounds like a deep fryer. My gf runs to our room, and yells out my name. I honestly thought she was trolling me. The 'deep fryer' sound was actually the sound of water pissing out onto the ground. I go into the room, see this:


    ^ Crack


    ^ Crack


    ^ Crack


    ^ Smaller tanks / plants being rescued into blue bucket


    ^ Wet carpet


    ^ Check the crack on the right side!


    ^ My smaller tank. Rescued all 5 puffers into it.


    ^ Plant rescue bucket.


    ^ Tank emptied, ready for removal. Check the MASSIVE crack, from the top to the bottom, and around the corner.


    ^ I taped up the tank for removal because I was afraid the only thing holding the shattered glass in place was the top and bottom plastic rims.


    ^ Got a night stand with rollers on the bottom and rolled it out of the house


    ^ Final resting place.

    It was a molded front tank (not bow front), so there's no chances of fixing it pretty much. G_G

    I didn't lose any fish, which I am VERY happy about.

    Here are the before shots:


    ^ Left Side


    ^ Right Side

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    #2
    Any idea what caused the crack? Just general wear and tear?

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    #3
    No idea... The tank is just over a year old as well, so pretty young.

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    #4
    well is probably likely the glass already was weakened with a tiny fracture. maybe some1 knocked into it or something before and its taken a while for the fracture to break. our fish tank is just over 10 years old. its not like yours tho, its just 5 sheets of glass and some sealant. you probably just a little unlucky since they dont usually go wrong like that.

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    #5
    Call Novus.

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    #6
    This was one of my fears in the Chch earthquake - my 250 litre tank tipping over. It's quite top heavy and old-style 4mm thick glass with silicone welding. It splashed around a bit, spilled some water but I got lucky. Been running it at 2/3 full ever since - just in case.
    Lost a few fish due to 2 days without power though. Only the badass Bear Grylls fish survived.

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    #7
    that must have been it. the shaking weakened the glass and its only given out now.

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    #8
    I'm not in CHCH, I'm up in Auckland. This glass has never undergone any trauma. Also it was atop a leveled stand (which was designed for the aquarium).

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    #9
    I'm not in CHCH, I'm up in Auckland. This glass has never undergone any trauma. Also it was atop a leveled stand (which was designed for the aquarium).
    I knew that - was just sharing my experience too

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    #10
    Had this happen to me last year. Tank was a little older and quite a bit bigger. But needless to say coming home and finding an almost empty tank is quite disconcerting.

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    #11
    Damn, my puffers are PISSED about being moved into a smaller tank. They've gotten a lot more aggressive!

    I'm in the process of negotiating a replacement tank with the guy I bought the tank from Hope I can get this sorted quick so I can get the puffers back into a bigger tank!

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    #12
    Poor puffers My 1day tank is still going strong if you want that

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    #13
    goliaph2020 wrote:
    Phhh, how can it be the truth?
    son of a bitch