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Old 09-11-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
 
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My 95G Community tank.. was half empty when I came home today it sprang a leak! I moved everything to my hospital tank which is my 29G atm.. is it overstocked with whats in there from my community tank? It's going to be a month or two untill I can get a new tank because of budget unless someone wants to donate (Joke).

I have

2 Angel Fish (One baby one grown)
5 Speckled Corys
2 ALbino Corys
5 Guppies
3 GLoFish
4 Platys
3 Serpae tetras
2 Blue Gruamius

Most of these fish are babies.. But please let me know if they will make I'll cry if they don't :((
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
 
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Oh that's a real bummer. Sorry about your tank. But it looks like you have some empty tanks atm (10 gal and 3 gal) right?

I'd set up both and put the guppies and platys in the 10 and maybe put the guramis in the 3? Either way, you're going to have lots of water changes in your future on the small tanks.

Hope you work it out.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
 
Well.. sadly there all living in the 29G because the 10G leaks always apparently. The three gallon is harboring my 4 Tiger Barbs and now one BG just to keep them apart.. There all going to the LFS monday though. I have been meaning to take them with me I was sold them at a super discounted rate and figured I'd make a TG tank out of my 29G before all this happened but now that's on hold untill I get a bigger tank in the comin months.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:10 AM   #4
 
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My 95G Community tank.. was half empty when I came home today it sprang a leak! I moved everything to my hospital tank which is my 29G atm.. is it overstocked with whats in there from my community tank? It's going to be a month or two untill I can get a new tank because of budget unless someone wants to donate (Joke).

I have

2 Angel Fish (One baby one grown)
5 Speckled Corys
2 ALbino Corys
5 Guppies
3 GLoFish
4 Platys
3 Serpae tetras
2 Blue Gruamius

Most of these fish are babies.. But please let me know if they will make I'll cry if they don't :((
The Angelfish (adult) and Gourami will I fear, not get along and serpae's could begin nipping the fins of guppies and platy's.
Would cram as many artificial plants (preferably live) into the 29 gal ? tank as I could to provide cover and would perform water changes every other day (minimum).
Would feed sparingly to help preserve water quality between changes.
Are you certain the tank is leaking and not filter ?
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
 
Yes I am certain the tank is leaking and not the filter. the BG and Angels get along fine. Also everyone seems to be fine after about 16hours or so in the tank so far. The Sepraes have NEVER bothered my guppies or platys. I have found the leak on the tank its near the top segment. Its about 6inches down from the top of the tank. But I can't leave the filters running like that because they cause way to much flow. I could probally seal it... if I could find some aquarium safe sealant. But with the curing time, and such.. and me not being 100% how to do it.. I'd end up with another room full of water ... Any suggestion guys?!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:17 AM   #6
 
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Yes I am certain the tank is leaking and not the filter. the BG and Angels get along fine. Also everyone seems to be fine after about 16hours or so in the tank so far. The Sepraes have NEVER bothered my guppies or platys. I have found the leak on the tank its near the top segment. Its about 6inches down from the top of the tank. But I can't leave the filters running like that because they cause way to much flow. I could probally seal it... if I could find some aquarium safe sealant. But with the curing time, and such.. and me not being 100% how to do it.. I'd end up with another room full of water ... Any suggestion guys?!

Dynamics of fishes moved from 95 gallon to much smaller tank can change rapidly. The fact that you have noted that fish have never behaved as is their nature to do ,holds little meaning to myself nor should it for others contemplating similar stocking scheme.
I realize this current stocking is not what you intended ,but am always mindful that others read these posts as well and that this combination of fish in smaller tanks is not likely to work.Fishes such as Blue gourami ,are often territorial with other gourami, Ditto for Angelfish as they mature.Serpae tetras WILL nip the fins of fishes such as fancy guppies and or platy's and Adult Angel fish will eat young guppies or platy's and will also become territorial to intolerant of other Angelfish and or gourami as they reach adult size.
Most of the fishes we buy are juveniles and as such, they may get along for some time in large enough tanks but when placed in smaller enviornment, stress from crowded conditions will take its toll . Not a question of if,, But when.

Would call around to local glass companies and perhaps inquire as to whether they would be willing to replace the cracked glass were it me.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:14 AM   #7
 
as 1077 you can call a local glass company to come out and fix it for you or you can easily fix it yourself. i assume its a glass tank so heres a link on how to reapir it. where it says use your finger or a tounge depressor i would go with the depressor as the silicon can get messy. you can get what you need from your lfs for about 10$.

How to Repair a Leak in an Aquarium | eHow.com

hope this helps and remember after you let it cure fill with water to just above the leak and wait another 24 hours befor adding your fish or more water to make sure there are no more leaks. 48 hours is what i wait to let my tank cure just to be safe but thats just me.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
 
Okay so I went out on a limb.. I bought a tube of 100% silicone from our local Sutherlands.. scrapped the ENTIRE piece inside and out that was leaking and sealed it saturday.. here it is monday night filled about 2hours ago and still holding water perfectly. Fixing to setup a old filter just to make current to make sure its going to hold.. I might also throw a powerhead or two in facing my repair job to make sure I didn't fudge it up any. And please don't ever do what I'm having to do with my 29G having so many fish there very unhappy in there I can tell just by looking. They eat fine, and act SORTA normal. But I know they miss there huge home and I hope I can give it back to them tomorrow or the next night ( givig a few days with water to make sure of no messes.. or losses :(!)
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #9
 
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Great news on the repair. It will be good to have fishy peace of mind again.

Hope it all works out for you.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:04 PM   #10
 
So far still no leaks.. my sealing jobs doesn't look the greatest.. but dang it it's holding like heck! Haha :P maybe I'll try more DIY stuff in the future even though this was just a very tiny step I suppose. Thanks for all the support once I get everything reaquascaped and setup and let all my guys settle back in I'll post a few pics :D!
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