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Old 10-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Tank leak!!!!!

My roommate told me today that he came back and my tank was leaking! I'm not able to get back until later tonight.

So I had him put a bucket under where it was dripping. And he said it wasn't to fast so I'm just gonna have him keep pouring it in when it fills up.

Either way just thought I would share because I'm stressing out. It looks like 10 gallons have leaked out of it. It's a 75
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Good luck. It sounds like it is a seam.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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The easiest way to get enough capacity (and probably the cheapest) to empty it is a new plastic trash can and you may end up sacrificing some water. You can put whatever livestock in there with a heater and powerhead or somesuch as an emergency setup until you can either reseal the tank or buy a new one. Resealing only takes about an hour or two and within 48 hours you can refill.

It is a headache to be sure.

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Old 10-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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I've got another tank right next to it. Another 75 with only one damsel in it but I'm having some nitrate problems in that one and I've been planning on tearing it down.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:13 AM   #5
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Well I couldn't fix it so I have moved all the fish into a bucket and I seem to of fixed the nitrate problem so I'm putting them in that tank. I've moved alot of the water over and the rock and all the fish seem to be doing fine.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:33 AM   #6
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Damsels need their world shaken upo every now and again so adding the rock and re-arranging things won't be an issue..keeps the damsel humble

Are you going to try and reseal the leaking tank?
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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I believe so. But I have to get all 100 pounds of sand out so I can see if it's cracked in the middle or if I just needs to reseal each corner
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #8
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Just in case its related, always be very careful if using a metal scraper to clean the glass. Often, folks accidently remove a small bit of the silicone seal near the corners. Just use an appropriate scrub sponge for those areas in the future.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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Ya I don't believe I did that but maybe I was careless. Thanks

Ok so here is what the other tank looks like now. Ha my eel sure likes it I haven't seen him since I put him in a month ago lol. I thought he was dead
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