ADA rimless tank question

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nerbaneth

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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?

-Thanks
Nerb
 
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nerbaneth

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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,
-Nerb

Watch your silicone seams!
 

Tom Barr

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Thinner glass = much cheaper and also easier weight wise to ship.
The issue is more the seam strength vs the glass itself breaking.

Regards,
Tom Barr