Leaking Tank, Check My Plan Please

GirlFriday

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Howdy, all!
My 44 gallon corner tank has sprung a leak, unfortunately about 8 inches from bottom.
I have lowered water to level to where tank is not leaking, but the filter can not operate.
I have one cichlid and a pleco in this tank.
Chems = 0, 0, and under 5

I have another 40 gallon corner tank with 2 cories in it.
This tank has a leak too, but it is up high, so I just don't fill it all the way. I would guess there is 30-35 gallons of water in it. The cories seemed happy with the whole house to themselves.
Chems are 0,0, under 5

Both of these tanks are fairly mature and the fish are well over a year old.
I now loathe corner tanks. These will be turned into terrariums or sprouting chambers shortly.

My plan:
Move Pleco and Cichlid to tank with cories. Concern: Cichlid will munch my cories.
Buy 50 gallon tank.
Move all fish to 50g.
Resist urge to smash corner tanks to very small pieces.

I also have available 2 10 gallon and a 30g, all cycled, all over a year old.
10g has 3 neons
10g has albino pleco and beta
30g has 6 tetras and 3 glowlight, 1 dwarf pleco

Any input would be much appreciated. I learned here that nothing good happens fast in a tank and wanted to take a breath and THINK.

Thanks!
 

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Move inhabitants from the 30 to your 10’s and put your pleco and cichlid in the 30 for now is what I would do even if u have to split a couple of em up temporarily
 

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Petco's dollar per gallon sale is on now. It's good timing if you'd want one of the sizes on sale.

- 10g, 20g, 20 long, and 29 gallon at $1/gallon
- 40 breeder, 55g, and 75 gallon at 50% off
 

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