Uh oh.. Will it hold?

TheHarold

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There is no way in heck I would set up that tank. The panel must have shifted 1/2 way into the silicon curing. The strength is absolutely compromised....
 

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Curious - if you're 'sure it will hold' should would you request that they exchange it.
because i'm making some assumptions that it was built poorly, and not "shifted during curing"
it is still a silicone to glass bond, just because it's not visually pleasing will it reduce the bond strength.

but i would not pay for "poorly built", or ugly to look at.
so, replace it :)

ps: to the OP.
if you're out in the middle on nowhere, order from amazon, returns are easy peasy.

J.
 
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Having built a few tanks I would get a massive refund and probably rebuild it but if you haven't done that kind of project before than I would press for a new tank.
 
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Update, LFS took the aquarium back, offered to trade it for their display one but it was just as poorly made. Asked to see her books where she orders so i can prob just pick a whole different aquarium/accessories if needed to use up my credit... waiting for her to get back to me. lol
 

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Update, LFS took the aquarium back, offered to trade it for their display one but it was just as poorly made. Asked to see her books where she orders so i can prob just pick a whole different aquarium/accessories if needed to use up my credit... waiting for her to get back to me. lol
If your LFS doesnt want to give you a quality NEW tank for replacement then contact Fluval directly and let them know what is going on.
 

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Unfortunate. That's terrible workmanship.

Is it new? Is it used?

If it is new, I'd dispute the charge with my credit card company.

If it is used, I don't know there is much you can do as used items are sold "as is".
 

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Dont know whether it will 'hold or not' - but I wouldnt accept it. You should ask them to pay for return shipping - as well. If they disagree - do a chargeback with your CC
 

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Just make sure to take your MONEY BACK, do not accept "credit" for the return of this "aquarium".
 
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Update, LFS never got back to me or answered messages so i contacted Fluval, they had called the LFS today and they left me this message. ...imo the display aquarium was as bad as the one i was sold.

"Hi James, Hagen give me a call this morning. They were surprise about your request because the aquarium on the stand look normal. Those aquarium are made in factory so it's possible they are not perfect but it still good and won't break. But they will look to send me the best they have. I will call you when i will receive it."
 

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