I shouldn't get another tank, but of course I want one if I can find one that is a good enough deal. I really shouldn't but can't help at least considering it...
I found someone selling a 125 gal
that leaks but has no visible cracks on the sides. Might have a crack on the bottom under the gravel, but probably not.
What are my odds of successfully being able to seal it up? If it truly has no visible cracks, then it seems like I can just add lots of GE Silicone I along all the existing seals, right? (I figure that if it has a visible crack on the bottom, I don't want to attempt it, right?)
Or is it foolish to try and buy this leaky one just to save the extra $100-$250? (For $100-$250 more, I could buy a used 125 g that does not leak.) I am not that handy and with the tank being so huge and heavy I would NOT be able to move it or lift it off its stand. So I would not be able to apply the silicone to the bottom, only from the inside.
I would intend for this to only be half filled with water since I want a river tank, so that helps a little. Also I would be open to possibly putting some glass or plexiglass on the bottom, if I could find the right size pieces -- but that of course adds to the expense and work.
Thanks for any input.