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Old 09-07-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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ughhhhhhh im having a tank leak

I just noticed it yesterday morning. Its weird though. There's this black rubber that's on the inside of the tank that outlines the sides of the tank and now some of that rubber has pushed itself in between the corner where two glasses meet.

Is there anything I can do? Or is my tank doomed? I really don't want to come home to my fish dead on the floor along with shattered glass and 36 gallons of water
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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Oh also it's not dripping a lot of water. The leak is just moist
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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I would drain half the water and try to silicone that piece from the outside.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:06 AM   #4
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Hmm just drain half the water?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #5
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Actually, I would drain to a little below where the seam is coming apart, unless it's the whole side, in which case I would go with a new tank because it will probably break soon.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Or drain to the leak area. Hopefully its near the top.
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what about the vapor that uncured silicone puts off? i'm not sure i want that potent vinegar smell near an inhabited aquarium. i think i would completely empty the tank.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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Agh the moisture I feel is only at the bottom of the tank...so I should scrap the tank entirely and get a new one?
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #9
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Yes. Petco is having a tank sale so it would be really cheap.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #10
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So what's better? Should I start up a new tank and cycle it while my fish and pistol shrimp are in my old tank? Or do I sell my fish to the lfs while I'm setting up the tank..
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