Tank Leaking Or Normal?

wrs2

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So I had an issue with a tank I was setting up, where I thought it was either leaking or it was the filter leaking, so I decided to exchange the filter and the tank.
I have the tank home, fill it up for a day to see if it leaks. I really didn't notice anything leaking, so I go to dump out the water from the tank, as it's not treated / fish suitable, and it starts leaking out from the corners on the bottom! I am not sure if this is normal behaviour for an aquarium or I just have a poorly made tank!

Help please!
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Tanks shouldn't leak. It could be guaranteed. If new, contact the store you purchased it from.
 

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Leaking tank is not normal, if under warranty take back if not reseal or get another one. What size is it?
 
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It’s a 10 gallon and I’ve been out of fish keeping for a while so I was pretty sure it was not right but just needed to make sure. It didn’t leak until I dumped out the test water. I’m having zero luck getting this tank up and running. I think maybe I should just call it quits at this point haha
 

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wrs2 said:
It’s a 10 gallon and I’ve been out of fish keeping for a while so I was pretty sure it was not right but just needed to make sure. It didn’t leak until I dumped out the test water. I’m having zero luck getting this tank up and running. I think maybe I should just call it quits at this point haha
what do you mean by leaking when you dumped out the test water? You dumped out the test water and refilled with treated water and it leaked?
 

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RonJ said:
what do you mean by leaking when you dumped out the test water? You dumped out the test water and refilled with treated water and it leaked?
If you dumped the water by carrying the tank filled (assuming glass tank) that is not recommended. Even a ten gallon. It can stress the seams. IMHO
 

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Gypsy13 said:
If you dumped the water by carrying the tank filled (assuming glass tank) that is not recommended. Even a ten gallon. It can stress the seams. IMHO
Yes if you moved the tank while full. Can cause leakes or cracks of the glass.
 

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When you dumped it are you sure water did not get into the plastic trim on the bottom and maybe that is where you might be seeing the water come from. I would let it dry real good and fill it up again making sure not to spill any water, and let it sit for 24 hr. I like to spread out newspaper under it so I can easily see any leaks. Or go to Walmart and get another one they have them for $14.00 and change.
 
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It wasn’t full, it only had about an inch of water left in it. And I made sure not to spill it when filling so there shouldn’t have been anything in the rim.
I’m just going to exchange it today at PetCo. It had a jagged part in the rim anyways and I cut myself on it.
 
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