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Joeb1983 12/17/2015 08:49 AM

" It's going back to get replaced.....fingers crossed. "



Best of luck! Hopefully you don't have to go through what I've been through and you get an acceptable tank...

It gets to be a real headache after a while. Trust me.

Be sure to post your outcome.

blusun2 01/04/2016 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joeb1983 (Post 23922415)
Its not the 93 gallon rimless cube, but I do have have their 60 w/ corner overflow that has been set up for a few weeks now besides the overflow/sump (having a custom acrylic 20x20x15 made). I Just noticed this yesterday when cleaning the glass.

Its a cluster of micro-bubbles in the silicone joint where the glass panes are mated. Its on both top corners where the front pane meets the side panes, spanning down from the top lip about 1-1/2" in length and in some places almost as thick as the 3/8" pane itself.

I came across this thread because I am obviously concerned; ESPECIALLY given the tank is rim-less/frame-less. (My first) Anything to be worried about?.. The "wet" inside seam looks alright and nothing is leaking as of today. lol! Its pretty unsightly when the LED's are ramped up and now I know its there I cant stop noticing it.

It is set level on there Ventura stand and I agree it could be a tad taller.

Email was sent to MarineLand as well. If I do not hear back from them by Tuesday I will give them a call and inquire about both the 60 and 93.

Contact info for those needing off their site:

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(sorry for the sideways pics)

I've had my 93 Cube since February. I just noticed in the last few weeks that I have micro bubbles that look almost exactly the same as yours. It just started, so I'm a little worried.

I have the glass canopy for this tank (I'm using it for freshwater fish and not a reef) and the clips that support the canopy are aweful. It comes with 6 clips to hold the weight of the large glass canopy and they just can't take the weight of it. They bend and eventually break from it. I've called Marineland twice and received extra clips, but even with 12 on each side, some end up bending.

So with these being rimless, are they doomed to fail eventually? I really don't want to have to deal with taking this tank down and setting up a new one if I call Marineland.

Pacecar83 01/13/2016 03:24 PM

Does anyone have any documented leaks or seam failures? My tank as been wet for over a year continuously and about 6month prior to that....bubbles and all

Joeb1983 02/04/2016 01:56 PM

That is one of the main reasons I decided to just keep my 60...

I've read so many contradicting threads.

Marineland tells some micro-bubbles are normal and others they are not and the tank needs to be replaced. (which is what they told me)

Every tank I came across had/has this exact issue, however I could find nothing online in regards to blow outs or leaks due to this.

I will say while on the phone with Marineland they did say they are having seam failures on the 93's and not to chance it with my 60; however I cant seem to find instances like that online.

Now, cracked bottoms are another story...

crawling junk 02/04/2016 02:51 PM

I have my rimless 60 for 3 years now, so far so good

ruiny 04/08/2016 12:21 PM

Mine looks like Swiftvision and has been set up and fine for 5 years.
Still looks the same.

kendrid 04/25/2016 07:29 AM

Any updates on this? Are the newer tanks bubble free now?

johnike 04/25/2016 09:44 AM

Except for the damn flatworms, mine's fine.
;)
:)

shred5 04/25/2016 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kendrid (Post 24487324)
Any updates on this? Are the newer tanks bubble free now?

I have bought two tanks since my 93 had bubbles a 90 and a 125. To me Marine land quality is horrible. I could get their tanks cheaper but every time I look at the quality even compared to Aqueon it is so bad. Seams are done horrible, glue everywhere, glass is not even straight on some. I could save 30 bucks buying them too on those size tanks, but I just do not trust them..

My 93 didn't just have bubbles the glass was not even straight..

kendrid 04/25/2016 11:05 AM

I have called around and a LFS that has decent pricing has a couple of 93s in stock. I am going to check them out to see how the silicon looks and if the edges are square.

I love the look of cube tanks and I could do a 60 or 93. A Deep Blue 60 is an option and available from another LFS for $90 more than the Marineland 60 which is worth if it the build quality is better.

shred5 04/25/2016 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kendrid (Post 24487718)
I have called around and a LFS that has decent pricing has a couple of 93s in stock. I am going to check them out to see how the silicon looks and if the edges are square.

I love the look of cube tanks and I could do a 60 or 93. A Deep Blue 60 is an option and available from another LFS for $90 more than the Marineland 60 which is worth if it the build quality is better.


You cannot see the bubbles in the glue till it is filled with water.
Make them fill it up there before taking it home.

SEE I asked them to test it first but they would not and once drilled the warranty is void. I ended up throwing a tank and stand in the garbage.

AugustWest 04/25/2016 11:26 AM

9 months since I made this post and I see Marineland never responded, surprise surprise lol. Wonder why they have a forum?

For what it's worth my tank is doing fine... Knock wood

shred5 04/25/2016 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AugustWest (Post 24487755)
9 months since I made this post and I see Marineland never responded, surprise surprise lol. Wonder why they have a forum?

For what it's worth my tank is doing fine... Knock wood

Never realised this was their forum.. LOL

kendrid 04/25/2016 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shred5 (Post 24487744)
You cannot see the bubbles in the glue till it is filled with water.
Make them fill it up there before taking it home.

SEE I asked them to test it first but they would not and once drilled the warranty is void. I ended up throwing a tank and stand in the garbage.

That is a good idea. Should take a few minutes to fill and drain and I could verify if there are bubbles.

What I am looking for is a 60-100 gallon tank that isn't wider than 36". I am replacing a 35g hex aquarium and I want it to fit in the same spot. I love the look of the cubes so I have that in my head. There is the 30"w 56 gallon and it is cheap ($120 new).

kendrid 04/25/2016 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shred5 (Post 24487773)
Never realised this was their forum.. LOL

They have never respond to any thread.

Check out the thread titled "Is this tank seperating?" That looks bad.

CrayolaViolence 04/29/2016 06:38 PM

Oh dear, and here I am about to purchase a marine land 180 gallon, pre drilled duel overflow. Will have to check the tank out really well before I pay it off. Maybe even call Marine land and find out the skinny.

frivera28 11/04/2016 12:39 PM

has anyone had a 93 gallon fail at the seams?

bonomo53 02/01/2017 05:53 PM

TTT any documented failures? Mine has some bubbles and the response i got from ML is "we would rather be safe then sorry". My tank has been up for over a year now.
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/w...psn2t4w8z4.jpg

Ridem32 02/07/2017 09:31 PM

Bonomo did u get a new tank?


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necessary_evil 01/22/2018 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swiftvision (Post 24190988)
My 93....after leak test. It's going back to get replaced.....fingers crossed.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/o...AG0782%201.jpg

To Res an old thread.
I was thinking about picking up one of these used, I can't even see the issue with swiftvision's tank?

What was the outcome of all this?

blusun2 01/22/2018 01:37 PM

I sold mine about a year ago, at the time I still have the same microbubbles. They never got bigger or multiplied. Only reason I sold it was to get a different sized tank.

I had more problems with the clips that hold the glass canopy. Even with more than 10 on each side of the canopy. All those clips would fail eventually, but YMMV.

ed_ten_72 09/27/2019 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnike (Post 24030772)
Mine's been wet for a couple of weeks now, and I'm nothing but happy with it so far.

Sir, please read your post again and see how ambiguous it looks.


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