Help! My 125g is leaking badly.

lanlesnee

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My 125g has a huge leak this morning. I'm in the process of draining it. It' looks like the leak will be on the bottom seals.

Now my problems are I have to overcrowd my 40g or put some small fish with a very aggressive gold severum.

Will my 40g heavily planted 40g hold 8 3"-4" inch blood parrots, 4 x 2" black tetras, 4 x 3" giant danios, 7 small cories, and a 2 inch clown loach for a few days? The tank is over filtered with a very good size air stone.
Some of these fish were already in the tank.

Or can I put my parrots with my 8 inch gold severum? This doesn't seem like a good idea because this severum is very aggressive.
 

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Is there anyway you can use a large rubbermaid for a few days? Set it up as you normally would. I had my tank leak a few weeks ago and use a 29g rubbermaid (was only a 30g tank) set my filter up on it but had a replacement tank by the end of the day. Good luck
 
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Is there anyway you can use a large rubbermaid for a few days? Set it up as you normally would. I had my tank leak a few weeks ago and use a 29g rubbermaid (was only a 30g tank) set my filter up on it but had a replacement tank by the end of the day. Good luck
I have a 40g cooler I use to transport fish, but this seems like a worst setup than the 40g tank.
 

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Difference would be your not way over stocking the tank the 40g cooler would have less bioload and less stress on the fish.
 

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I guess it just depends on how long they will have to be in there. Just keep an eye on your levels and change the water a couple times. You've got to do what you've got to do in this kind of situation. I'm sorry about your tank, I hope it's an easy fix.
 
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Well my fish are in the 40g and all seem to be doing fine.

I drained the 125g and will be fixing the leak this week.

I how ever don't think I'll be putting the fish back in. I think I'm going to look for another tank to put them in and convert my 125g into a FOWLR.
 
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