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Old 11-06-2004, 07:17 PM   #11
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I think that maybe my sump pump- a rio 2600 caused some vibration over time and that stressed the glass..
That verywell could have been the issue. Was the pump one to make alot of noise due to vibration? Can you tell where the stress fractrure started by looking at the fragments.

Now to help with the tank. The biggest thing is water movment. If you didnt have accessory powerheads in the tank then you will need to rig up somekind of water movment. If the rio is still operational you could slap that in the tank and have it blow across the top lenght of the tank for now. Second if you had your heaters in the sump you need to relocate them to the main tank if they are still in working order aswell.

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Old 11-06-2004, 10:38 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear that. Was the sump stand balanced correctly? I've never heard of that happening before. If your critters and house made it through OK consider yourself very lucky. Good luck

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Old 11-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #13
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You could go out and buy a rubbermaid tub for a few bucks to get you through untill you replace the sump. It might also be an option permently if your sump is hidden in the stand. If you go with the real rubbermaid flexible tubs you also wouldn't have the breakage issue. The harder plastic ones tend to become brittle so I don't recommend them, even though they come in clear.

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