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Old 02-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Tank leaking Bad

I finished my tank last night and it a older 55 gallon and did a water test filled her up for a week in the garage and no leaks. I set her up 2 weeks ago and no issues. Last night i took out a clay pot (sharp edges) and i ripped some silcone in the middle of thank. So i have no time to patch or re silcone so i went to the lfs and got a new tank.



All the water i had in the bath tub but dam drain didnt work so i have a large cooler with the fish in it with my filter and heater..

What a day. New one almost done i have half of the water from the old tank in the cool so how long to recycle? Also i have to put my fish in tonight are they gunna die?

I have a canister filter running old water and 1/4 of the tank with water from the cooler... Am i screwed?


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Old 02-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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I think you will be ok just move all your substraight from the old tank to the new one you might have as mini cycle but I believe you will be ok.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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If it was cycled before and you haven't removed media from your filter, then the new tank will be cycled. Consider it a large PWC. If you only had it set up for 2 weeks you might not have been cycled to begin with. Either way your fish are no worse off with the new tank.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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You should be alright.
As long as there is a heater, and filtratio you should be fine.

One quick thing
Your canister filter is sitting above the cooler.
When i had a fluval canister it was gravity feed.
This being said it may burn up your motor with it sitting above the water.
Maybe raise the cooler up on a chair from your kitchen and place the canister beneath it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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You should be alright.
As long as there is a heater, and filtratio you should be fine.

One quick thing
Your canister filter is sitting above the cooler.
When i had a fluval canister it was gravity feed.
This being said it may burn up your motor with it sitting above the water.
Maybe raise the cooler up on a chair from your kitchen and place the canister beneath it.
Agree, i would put the canister lower than the cooler. They are pretty much siphon fed but the motor will keep sucking the water up, but your puting a large load on the motor and it may burn out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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It was like for a few minutes all is good now


Tank is back up and running didnt loose 1 fish
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