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Old 02-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Emergency!!! Tank exploded

As the title says... My 2ft tank exploded early this morning. Saved all the guppies and gave them to a friend (worked well as I wanted them gone anyway)
My issue is I have a 3cm pleco in there and 3 mystery snails - would they be ok in my cichlid tank?? Cichlids are all only juveniles.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Other options are I have a 25litre divided betta tank...

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Unless they are really big cichlids the Pleco and snails should be just fine with them. OS.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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No they aren't big, I put the snails in and I've got my pleco in a floating breeder to make sure he is right for awhile before I let him go in there. Can't believe this happened!!
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So sorry! Did the glass give way or what? That is my worst nightmare. OS.
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The base cracked somehow and water just came gushing out everywhere - my son came in and woke us up asking why there is water everywhere
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snails won't.last long.with cichlids I.tried before pleco should be ok tho
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:26 PM   #8
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The base cracked somehow and water just came gushing out everywhere - my son came in and woke us up asking why there is water everywhere
this wouldn't be one of your diy tanks would it?
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I had this happen to me as well about 3 months ago. My wife and I were sitting I. The living room where the fish tank was thank god it was only 2 weeks old at this point with a. Few fish in it and all of a sudden I don't know if the house shifted or what but the bottom of the tank split I. Half lengthwise and all 36 gallons started running out so I had to try to get the water up while netting the fish and at the same time try to suck the water I could I to buckets so it didn't go on The floor. Thank god the fish store toon the tank back and gave us a new one the next day.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:30 PM   #10
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this wouldn't be one of your diy tanks would it?

Nope this was a tank I was given, full of guppies a while ago, not a rebuild or diy - thankfully!! .
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I had this happen to me as well about 3 months ago. My wife and I were sitting I. The living room where the fish tank was thank god it was only 2 weeks old at this point with a. Few fish in it and all of a sudden I don't know if the house shifted or what but the bottom of the tank split I. Half lengthwise and all 36 gallons started running out so I had to try to get the water up while netting the fish and at the same time try to suck the water I could I to buckets so it didn't go on The floor. Thank god the fish store toon the tank back and gave us a new one the next day.

That's exactly how this cracked - in half lengthwise. We did have a big storm right on top of the house last night with a lot of thunder so I'm wondering if the vibration of that has caused it.
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yeah i feel your pain. lol!
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Just glad I don't have carpet lol!!
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i do and i live in an apartment on the second floor sooo..... yeah
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:24 AM   #15
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OMG I'll stop complaining lol!!

I'm thinking this was meant to happen - it means the plants have now gone into my cichlid tank and it looks amazing now, I'm so happy with it, and my bettas have the light!! Everyone wins - my friend is pretty happy with the amount of guppies she got for free lol!!
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Well at least it all worked out in the end. No one died that's the good thing. Are you getting a new tank.
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Oh boy this is scary to a noobie like me! I am hoping my 60g doesn't explode and especially when my small kids are in front of it!! Please tell me this happening is rare??
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It cracked at the base so it was more like a very quick flood coming out of the bottom
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It cracked at the base so it was more like a very quick flood coming out of the bottom
Wow well I'm still really hopeful that even that is a rarity and not common! Glad it worked out OK for you tho.
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