Tank Leak - Worst Disaster Imaginable! : (

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by SFGiantsGuy, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    This woke me up from my nap: my 30 gallon sprung a leak. All is destroyed. Any advice please??? : (

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  2. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    My god...ALL is lost....... :*( : ( Saved most of fish inHome Depot buckets...don’t know what to do here...please help...anyone!

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  3. GiulWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, yikes! You can put your filter and heater in the Home Depot bucket for the time being. First thing tomorrow you can attempt to re seal your tank or buy a new one

  4. toosieFishlore VIPMember

    Do you have a Rubbermaid or Sterilite tote kicking around? You can use it as a temporary tank.

  5. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, but no money right now for a new tank... : (
  6. MeldyranValued MemberMember

    Not sure if it’s within your budget, but I have seen some leak sealant as cheap as 7 $ in some stores. May work if the breach is small enough?
  7. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    The entire lower left front was practically gushing out water, enough to wake me up from my nap. Some Cory’s, Platys and my white Berta now reside in a Steriite container; at least I know the betta will make it...about to have a panic attack here... : ( Do disillusioned from eating to start over now...help everyone...

    The breach was practically across the ENTIRE length of the front...dunno how long my fish will survive in this Sterilite container...

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  8. GiulWell Known MemberMember

    You should put them in the 5 gallon home depot bucket, just fill it up as if it was a 5 gallon tank. They’re better off in a larger volume of water than tuberware
  9. toosieFishlore VIPMember

    You don't have one that is designed more like this, do you?


    Or this?


    Something big? Then the heater and filter can still be operational.
  10. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    No, mine's about 19 inches X 10 inches wide.

    And I couldn't salvage enough water in time either...
  11. toosieFishlore VIPMember

    There is more water in the tap. The water isn't where the beneficial bacteria is. Just make sure to use something that you can put more water into and hang the filter and heater on.

    And use the same temp. plus use conditioner.
  12. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Found this: it’s pretty big!

    Almost 10 gallons.

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  13. toosieFishlore VIPMember


    Give her a rinse. Use conditioner and fill her up, just keep the temp the same as they are in. .
  14. GiulWell Known MemberMember

  15. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

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  16. GiulWell Known MemberMember

    Keep us posted
  17. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    I am NOT a quitter. I never give up...on anything. Period. Couldn’t locate 2 baby Cory’s though... : (

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  18. toosieFishlore VIPMember

    People use these things as quick quarantine tanks all of the time. It looks like it is in good shape, so you should be good to go. :)

    Are they on the floor?
  19. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    This supremely SUCKS! Unbelievable.
  20. toosieFishlore VIPMember

    They could still be alright, if you can find them.