Leaking tank!!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by Wayney, 1 Nov 2008.

  1. Wayney

    Wayney Member

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    As the title says my tank has developed a slow leak :twisted: but It's underneath the tank so I cant do nowt bout it :arghh:
    Would I be wise to A: shut the tank down immediately or B: risk leaving it running until i can get a replacement tank on monday :?

    What would you do in my position?
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    i am not sure but the crack may only get worse, you can save everything in buckets, stick the filter and heater on and everything should be fine.
     
  3. Luketendo

    Luketendo Member

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    When I had a slow leak back in like May I emptied the tank the next morning because it was like midnight. Anyway I put all the fish in the bigger tank yeah and it didn't have plants at the time.

    Just bucket it up until Monday. I had to have like 10+ fish living in 2L jug once and they were ok for like 7 hours. This was during an emergency don't kill me :p. No filter either just heater and airstone.
     
  4. Wayney

    Wayney Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys :D . I think i've found the leak now :twisted: . There's 4 plastic braces at the top of my tank (1 in each corner) and one of them has been leaking water down the side of the tank that i cannot see directly and then the water has built up on the stand underneath and then down the front of the stand hence why i thought the leak was underneath the tank :rolleyes: . So basically its my own fault coz i've been in the tank scrubbing the rocks today and thats raised the water high enough to leak through the crappy brace ;).

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  5. Luketendo

    Luketendo Member

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    Excellent, good news then.

    Beautiful tank also :).
     
  6. Wayney

    Wayney Member

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    Cheers Luke, It doesnt look like that now :lol: ;) I made the age old mistake of not trimming the glosso often enough
    so the bottom layer started to die off :arghh: I wont be letting that happen again :lol:
     

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