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Old 06-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
 
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Yeah. . . disaster! Wow. . . I can't even IMAGINE! Where was the little one during all of this? Mine would have been SOOOOOOO happy, puddle jumping in the house = AWESOME FUN for the under 5 set, I'm sure. I'm really happy that the shop let you exchange it after so much time and with no receipt- three cheers to PetSmart for that one.

So. . . this was posted on 6/1. I think it's time for an update. How are the fish, how is the new tank settling in, and how is the (poor) brand new carpet? Yikes. . . *shakes head*
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #12
 
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Some of the fish have some wear and tear on their fins, but everyone is back to acting normal. The Angels are busy looking starving like the Diamond Tetras. The water literal boils at feeding times.

Getting some losses on plants, hopefully they rebound. Crypts are melting (again) but that's expected.

All in all, everything is back to normal. The Oak finish on the stand took a bit of damage. The oak veneer plywood has delaminated a little in a couple spots, and I had to rip off some trim to get the old tank off and new one on. I'm afraid to hammer the trim back on.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #13
 
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One Month >.> Well, a month since we set it up. We bought it new end of February or beginning of March (can't remember exact day).



PB&J ... living the high life



Almost all glass tanks, by any brand, in the United States, possibly all of North America, are built by All Glass Aquariums. Either there was a flaw in the glass that we missed ... or the stand wasn't 100% level ... or who knows. Not knowning makes me wonder if it will happen again
Sorry to hear about the tank.
Was it you, Tazman, or perhaps somebody else who claimed to have nearly 300 lbs of rock in their large tank?
With the weight of substrate and water, and lot's of rock ,,the house settling ,or maybe tank not plumb level after carpet was laid,who knows ?
Hope all is well.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #14
 
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Back to normal is a good thing. . . glad to hear the fish have come through all of this well and with appetites intact!

it IS sad that the stand took a bit of damage, but all things considered, it sounds minimal. Glad someone was home to help keep things from getting any worse than they got! Scary.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
 
the tank just cracked on its own without being hit or anything?


my girlfriends canister filter leaked out a ton of water into the stand on her 55g. the rug was totally soaked under the tank. i mean completly saturated. it started spreading out away from the tank. she was oblivious to the leak...... as soon as i saw that tank i ran over to it and immiediatly found the leak. we just dried up what we could around the tank.

a few months after that i moved the tank about 6 inches from the wall and the rug looked totally normal. so i think youll be ok anyway.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:35 AM   #16
 
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the tank just cracked on its own without being hit or anything?


my girlfriends canister filter leaked out a ton of water into the stand on her 55g. the rug was totally soaked under the tank. i mean completly saturated. it started spreading out away from the tank. she was oblivious to the leak...... as soon as i saw that tank i ran over to it and immiediatly found the leak. we just dried up what we could around the tank.

a few months after that i moved the tank about 6 inches from the wall and the rug looked totally normal. so i think youll be ok anyway.
Yep, no one was home so I'm as sure as I can be that nothing hit it. There are no shelves or things hanging on the wall anywhere near it, so nothing fell on it either.

That's good to hear that you didn't have any issues. I'm hopeful that there will be no problems in my case too.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #17
 
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wow thats indeed a nightmare for some reason i cant help thinking how much worse it would be if you lived with someone who hates the fact that you do the hobby think of how much crap you would have to take in response to the tank cracking.

but im really glad things are getting better for you. i spilled a 5 gallon bucket while doing a water change i let the water siphon while i was off in the kitchen cleaning my beta tank in the meantime i forgot about the bucket and the bucket was on a wooden board on my bed and i had to take off the mattress and let it dry in front of a fan surprisingly it dried pretty quick. 5 gallons seemed like a lot but now i cant imagine 60 gallons spilling in someones house, thats crazy. your a trooper.
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