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Chipped glass ? Is tank lost ?

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ZeroEvoX

Hi all, 

I purchased a used fusion 20 off craigslist. Picked it up yesterday and it was in rough shape,  decided to give it a vinegar water bath over night, white I was scrubbing it down this morning I noticed a small chip on the top of the glass on the side panel.i didnt notice it when I picked it up, think I was to excited.  Is this tank shot?  It's pretty small. See photo attached. 

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Joevember

It would drive me crazy looking at it, but it should be fine. It's so small of a chip it shouldn't cause any problems down the road. If you want it to look a little better try to fill it with windshield epoxy.

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FISHnChix

Looks like it is at the top I would guess it would be fine, but honestly everyone who responds is doing just that guessing lol.. I think the glass box we use in this hobby is the cheapest part and for my peace of mind I wouldnt use it. I would be afraid that it might spider like a windshield does once you get a small knick in it from a rock..

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ZeroEvoX

Thanks so much for the input, I think a lid cover will hide it, Going to take the chance, It held for 24 hours full of water so we'll see , i had one of my clients who is in the glazing buisness and he said its so small and so close to the edge on top it shouldn't be an issue, i know theres no guarantee of course...

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Christopher Marks

Yeah, right there on the polished edge, facing into the tank no less, I think it will be safe to use. 

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Clown79

Mine has a few chips and has been no issue but it depends on if it's got line around the chip which would show its cracking and how deep the chip is.

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ZeroEvoX

I had an im nuvo 8 back in the day and i had a bigger chip on the top radius corner from banging it with the light , thing held for 2 years.

And theres no visible stress around the chip.

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Tailfisher

I wouldn't worry to much, just like when they drill holes for overflow and return lines there is usually some chip out.

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StevieT

It will be fine.  We started to cut down our AIO tanks in the showroom.  The fusion glass is very thick and takes a ton of scoring before it will snap.

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