As a salesman of aquariums I would say yes, it is definately time for you to buy a new aquarium. You see the there is a basic flaw in the design of standard aquariums. They don't go gradually. They just go! One day you're relaxing in your living room enjoying the serenity that your tropical fish bring you... and all of a sudden * BOOM * the adhesives give resulting in a blast of glass fragments and blinding light. I never forget the summer of '98, there was an aquarium explosion just fifty miles away from my house, but we still felt the shockwave. I think somebody made a documentary about it... or maybe that was the eruption of Mt Saint Helens. Anyway, buy a new aquarium before someone gets hurt!Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
I have a 15g fish tank that's 11 years old. Should I be worrying about thr adheisive breaking down soon? Whats the average age of aquariums?
No,no prably not but if it is going to fall apart your should try it anyway...then throw rocks at it becuase breaking glass is funOriginally posted by Greg Bernhardt
Could I do something like this?
But then there is the ole risk-benefit ratio to be considered.Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
It's been in use all 11 years with cold freshwater. I just drained it and will start to clean it up. It shows no signs of leaks and really was never moved or touched when in use. It's 15 gallons.
he sint ricking anything because he already has the fishtank its just a question as to whether it still holds water or not.If you keep the old one, how much are you saving and how much are you risking?
To keep the old tank...Originally posted by Andy
he sint ricking anything because he already has the fishtank its just a question as to whether it still holds water or not.