911! Tank Sprang Leak Help

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by smallfries, May 16, 2018.

  1. smallfriesNew MemberMember

    Help! I came home today to find my 2 month old tank sprang a leak somewhere near the bottom. Fish are in a bucket. How long can they go without a filter?

  2. wodesorelWell Known MemberMember

    How many fish/what kinds , how large of a bucket?

    Can you stick the filter on the bucket and run it?
  3. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Omg! This is happening to me too! Wth? Hope the best for you!
  4. smallfriesNew MemberMember

    6 CPD, 2 Threadfins, shrimp. They're in a 5 gallon bucket. I didn't think of that on my panic, thanks so much! I've got the filter running along with a heater.
  5. smallfriesNew MemberMember

    Sucks!! I just got it set up too! Best of luck to you, too! I'm going to contact Marineland and see what they say.
  6. wodesorelWell Known MemberMember

    I should think you'll be okay for a while. Check water parameters often to make sure everything is working correctly just in case. The fish won't be happy but they'll be okay.

    Be cautious with the heater if it is sized for a much larger tank. It may overheat.
  7. smallfriesNew MemberMember

    Thank you. It was in a 10 gallon tank, so I think it'll be okay.
  8. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    You just set it up? That's crazy!!
  9. smallfriesNew MemberMember

    Yeah, two months ago
  10. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Unreal! Mine was back in November, but still, they're new tanks!

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