View Full Version : 1600 GALLON AQUARIUM EXPLODES!!

Floyd R Turbo
12-03-2010, 05:16 AM
One of our LFS's got a used 1600 gallon acrylic (1-1/2" thick) tank and has been spending the last couple months prepping, piping, building rock display, etc. They filled it starting Wednesday and at 12:30 pm yesterday afternoon, the bottom seal along the back edge gave out and the backside ripped off, dumping all the water (it was full) in 5 seconds. Apparently, they caught it on the store surveillance system, which is brand new and 16 cameras.

Here's the thread about it on our local reef society website. The owner has chimed in a few times. Luckily, he's still alive - he was standing behind the tank when it happened.

http://www.greateriowareefsociety.org/C ... fault.aspx (http://www.greateriowareefsociety.org/Community/DiscussionForums/tabid/78/aft/21436/afnp/64895/Default.aspx)