I am setting up a canister filter for my planted 46 gallon tank. I've run into my share of problems lol.
1.) DIY spraybar leak. It works PERFECTLY except for the stupid leak from one of the connections. Are there any available commercial sealants safe for fish tanks that are cheaper than the lps brands? What do you use, estimated price, etc... Any help with that would be great. I took everything apart, and Im waiting for a good sealant to put it all back together.
2.) I keep noticing cracks straight through the black plastic trimming. some I havent noticed. The one I found today was straight through underneath the HOB filter. How the heck does this happen and how serious is it? I've got so much put into this tank the thought of having to rebuild it terrifies me. If I need another tank, just tell me and I will get one if there are ANY doubts as to saftey. I would rather buy the tank now than buy a tank later and need to suck 46 gallons of water and dead plants off of my floors.
To fix the crack problem for the time being, I super glued the small cracks and on the bigger one I super glued a coin to it as a brace (last minute DIY lol).
There is a small crack on the bottom trim as well, but the rest (4) are on the top brace. This tank is less than 10 years old- is this typical of bowfronts or something? Did I get a faulty tank? Anyone know if I should call this in? I believe its an all-glass aquarium.