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Old 02-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #1
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It Finally happend to me.......

Woke up this morning to a pulsing...sucking sound coming from the basement, I thought for sure something was going on with the furnace but as I rounded to corner I saw it...........the concrete floor was a very dark grey instead of it's normal light gray appearance. I looked up to see my 29g freshwater tank half empty ( pessimist ) 15 or so gallons in the tank and 15 or so on the floor! I didn't have much time to rectify things before work, it was 4am. So I siphon ten remaining gallons into a soon to be Q-tank 10g I have sitting empty. Net the fish and empty the 29g, add the heater and off I go. I didn't move the PF because at that point I wasn't even sure what had failed. Turns out it was/is the tank. cleaned it all out, dry it and fill about a quarter full with fresh clean H20. All looked well for about 30 mins, then it started to leak at one end. I still can't see where it's leaking from but it definitely is. The tank was assembled in 97, only 7 years ago but it has been moved several times. I have a yet to be filled All-Glass 72g BF. Boy I wish it was acrylic.....
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SOrry to hear about the leak. If you want to reseal the tank take a look at our articles area. We have a new one about resealing tanks.
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that reall suck. how long had the tank been set up? did all the fish make it or is it too soon to know?
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Yep, that sucks!! I've had one explode on me, not very fun.
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So far all the fish seem to be doing just fine.....thier color is back this evening and everyones eating.

I will look into resealing.....however it probably won't see display duty. I somehow don't think the wife would appriciate a few dozen gallons of water in her new carpet. Hmmm.....perhaps using it as a sump under the 72 ??? set in a rubbermade tub just in case ???

The tank was taken down and moved (new house) in October.
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