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Old 10-18-2010, 02:09 PM   #11
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Not yet, it is on my agenda for tonight. Gonna take out about 50% of the water and repair it by thincat's advice then refill the tank.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:28 PM   #12
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If I may ask the gap seen in the plastic is that the amount the glass has opened up or is it a piece that is missing as it look nearly like an inch that it has opened up?
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:27 PM   #13
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That is how much it has opened up.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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Man that is a big problem better fix it or you might need to put on some swim shorts snorkel and goggles its not a small tank.
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Alright I think I fixed the bowing problem. There is a small 1mm gap still but is holding a lot better. Thanks for the tips.
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Great job. Tell us how you did it so that others can gain from it.
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Good one last thing you want is to dream about swimming with your fish and then finding out its really true when you wake up. lol
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I went to Home Depot and the only real plastic material they had was the siding for the edges of walls. I got a 4 foot piece and cut 2 sections to the size of the tank. Got stainless steel screws, doubled up the plastic to make aupside down u shape to fit over the plastic of the tank. Used 3 screws on each side and you have what you see in the picture. Water sat overnight in the tank and there was no movement. Seems to be holding strong!
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OK, the aquarium has been up for a week now and we tooka sample of the water to our LFS. The results ar:
PH - 8.0
Ammonia - .5ppm
Nitrite - 4.0ppm
Nitrate - 180ppm
Salinity - 1.023

Are these results normal? At the LFS they said I pboably have too much argonite for this size tank. We put 40 lbs. in this tank. Are they right?
Just so you know, the NitrAte reading can be ignored until you have no NitrIte. Most NitrAte test kits convert NitrAte to NitrIte, then test NitrIte. So if you have any NitrIte, the NitrAte test is irrelevant.

Also, are you going to add more LR? You don't have much in there. Good for hiding spots and filtration.
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