125G Leaking

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My 125 gallon tank is leaking. I have no idea where it is leaking from either. My floor is nice and wet though

The only place I have to put all the fish is a single 55. I have a feeling my fish aren't going to like being cramped in to a 55.
 

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Oh that is terrible!! Well at least you have another tank to use ( and BB ) until you find out where/whats leaking.... Good luck!!!
 
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It's a home made plywood tank. I'll have to put another coat of fibreglass on it. If I move some fish around, I can free up a second 55. Another issue is that my 55's don't have lids. Darn giant danios like to jump out.
 
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It's also snowing really hard outside. That is going to make it even more fun to find my leak ;D

I don't have a net big enough for some of my fish lol. I'm going to have to do some fish wrestling.
 

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Well, if you want to tip the scale, you can drain the tank first Otherwise, I'd say the fish have the advantage
 
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I a certainly intend on draining it first! I'd never catch them if I don't. I hate being outsmarted by fish.
 

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Wow...sorry to hear about the leak.

You can use syran wrap as a temporary lid which I use on my QT tank.
 
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Got most of the Cichlids moved. I should start one of those "am I overstocked?" threads
 
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All the fish are moved, almost all the water is drained. I've got a lot of wet sand to remove now. It was 100lbs when it was dry.

So tired. I got to play with a hose today, outside, during a snow storm. I was a special kind of cold I can't even wind the hose up because it's frozen solid now.

Once I get the sand out, I can move the tank and find the leak.
 
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Tigress Hill said:
Doing such a feat reveals a man with a true love for his aquatic companions
There's that. Or I need to re-think my life choices. Lol! I've spent all day dealing with this. I've still got a nice puddle in my carpet too!
 

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I'd worry about that puddle before you worry about fixing the leak. If you get mold, you'll have bigger problems than an overstocked tank.

Sorry to hear you sprung a leak though. At least you caught it relatively quickly!
 
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Of course I'll clean up the puddle first. I've got to move the darn tank and stand before I can do that. It's a lot of work! It's also extremely dry here. I'm not that worried about mold.
 

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