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|My tank may be leaking - minor crisis|
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Without knowing exactly where the leak is, or having the money to buy a new tank, let alone the space to set another one up, I\'m in a bit of a panic. It almost looks like half the stand is on the give way side.
Any advice on what to do or whether it can be salvaged?
|Posted 04-Sep-2009 02:59|
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Drop the water level NOW. Less weight means less pressure on the leak and the stand.
See if you can prop up the side of the stand with something. It is an AR/Aquaone model setup, yeah? with a pedestal stand? The last thing you need is for the tank to slither off the side and smash.
Where are you located? Maybe someone nearby can fishsit or loan you a tank for a bit while this one is repaired.
|Posted 04-Sep-2009 03:58|
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It looks like you either wait and see what happens or the whole tank will be on the floor and I know where my money is sorry to say its on the floor.
If the stand is damaged it will twist and this will cause the reason for the leak.
It looks like a complete pull down weather you want to or not.
Repair you will be lucky to find any glazier who will do it. The fr
I would go to Bunnings straight away and buy a big plastic bin and salvage what you can. You will have to reconnect the filter etc to what ever you use.
My advice do it NOW
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|Posted 04-Sep-2009 09:28|
It's your standard container that you can find in most supermarkets and $2 stores.
Edit: It's more of a tub not a bin...So far fishies are all doing well in their makeshift home, filters working there too. Old tank's been drained almost completely, the leaking seems to have eased up considerably as logic would probably dictate. But the stand looks like a throw away, it was always a bit awkward when I got it (a very tiny slant as opposed to the huge slope now) so I guess I bought it thinking it was a bargain n now I'm $300 poorer for it. Pricey lesson learned.
|Posted 04-Sep-2009 09:34|
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I've used the plastic bins on a temporary basis with no problem, I'd say just make sure the heater isn't touching any part of the plastic directly. Temps should be warming up and you might not need the heater as much, if it's against a rock or some decor you should be fine.
Only drawback I've found is that the less sturdy plastics tend to bow out a lot, never had one break though, but I don't never used on for more then a few days max.
Seems to be an awful lot of tank damage going round, we still need to reseal ours
|Posted 05-Sep-2009 01:00|
The girl's got crabs!
Those storage tubs are fine, I know plenty of people that use them as permanent housing and breeding setups.
|Posted 05-Sep-2009 01:16|
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