Worst nightmare came true. I came home to find a small leak on the side of my 125 SW
. Fortunately for me, it was a slow one. However I had to drain the tank down to about half way. Heres the deal. I left all of my LR
and fish as it. Cut off the sump. Now I put my PH
to where they are breaking the waters surface and making sure the temp is staying the same. Have a friend that has some stuff to seal the leak and he swears by it. Also I put all of my bioballs in the tanks as well (and man did I have a POD population!!!). They all went running to the LR
. Also put my sponges in the tank in between some LR
to hold it under. Here are the questions.
1) I lost about 40-45 gallons. I am making more now and have some SW
that is about a week old. How do I avoid an ammonia spike?
2) What should I do about the leak? Patch it as its not very big? I know about where it is...
3) when leaks occur, is it a break in the seam or just a break in the sealant? I resealed the tank (so I thought) and it has been good for about 1.5 years.
4) what else should I worry about? Am I missing anything? I know I should make sure the PH
and salanity and temp are all the same or close...