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Old 05-28-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Leaking Tank

I'm needing some advice. My 55 gallon tank is leaking from the front right bottom corner behind the trim. The tank is leaking about 1 1/2 cups. This just started yesterday. The tank is almost 5 years old and at this time I only have a Lemon Peel Angel and a Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse.
Has anyone had luck with putting a new sealant in the corner? Or is it best to purchase a new tank (obviously I would get a lager tank lol)?

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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You'd have to drain it and scrape out old silicone and reseal with new silicone. . It will be a massive under taking.. if you're already wanting a new tank and have the dough I'd say get a new one.. you have to tell home your fish for at least a week while old tank cured and leak tests anyways..

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Just make your life easier and get another tank..

I know you feel as if it you can sort it but the cost of whatever you're gonna be trying to do will still be high.

My 30G started leaking about a month ago and after 2 drainages and 2 tubes of silicone we just took it to the dump.

I now have a 63G which is just about done cycling..Click image for larger version

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buy acrylic next time.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for everyone's input. Looks like I'll purchase a new lager tank.
CCXGT, Great looking tank!

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Thanks for everyone's input. Looks like I'll purchase a new lager tank.
CCXGT, Great looking tank!

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It'll look better when it's full of Cichlids...
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Petco carries the 1$
Per gallon on occasion. You may check their sales. 55g tank would be 55$. Not bad. But... It's a good excuse to go bigger!!
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Petco carries the 1$
Per gallon on occasion. You may check their sales. 55g tank would be 55$. Not bad. But... It's a good excuse to go bigger!!

$1 per gallon?!?!

Why is everything so cheap in the States!!

That is just plain unfair.. 😤
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Per gallon on occasion. You may check their sales. 55g tank would be 55$. Not bad. But... It's a good excuse to go bigger!!
Sadly their glass tanks lack any type of "professional" finish and look pretty crappy, IMHO.
The ones that I see at the local Petco have HUGE uneven swaths of silicone in the seams, glass doesn't always "line-up" and they generally look pretty cheap.
I would get one for a utility tank, but never for a display tank.
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