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ADA rimless tank question

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by nerbaneth, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. nerbaneth

    nerbaneth Guest

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    11:14 AM
    I just bought my first ada 90p - yeah I'm cool now :cool: -
    Just a quick curiosity - has anyone ever had an ADA tank break on them?

    It seems much more fragile than most tanks with rims and braces - the slight bow of the front glass is particularly unnerving.

    Is there any precautions that I show take beyond a sturdy stand and a garden mat?

  2. nerbaneth

    nerbaneth Guest

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    11:14 AM
    I did a little research and found out that most ADA tanks have a lifespan between 5 and 7 years and then you will start to see the silicone pulling away from the glass at the top.

    Also the larger the tank it is the shorter the lifespan (a 120p will start loosing it's seal a little faster than a 90p)

    From what I have read, tanks under the 90p size usually never have this problem over their lifespan.

    Maybe amano should put a center brace on his larger tanks.

    Just in case anyone was curious,

    Watch your silicone seams!
  3. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 23, 2005
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    5:14 PM
    Thinner glass = much cheaper and also easier weight wise to ship.
    The issue is more the seam strength vs the glass itself breaking.

    Tom Barr

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