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My 100gal African tank cracked!!
Old 08-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
 
My 100gal African tank cracked!!

Woke up at 3am to an awful sound only to find a soggy floor and my tank with only 1/4 water left in it!!! It was a bowfront and has cracked along the front curve. I'm heartbroken but luckily was able to save all the fish and put them in another tank I had. So now I have to decide if I'm getting a new tank or selling my fish. I don't wanna sell the fish really coz it's takene ages to buy them all an I love them! So for the new tank, some advice, I'm in Australia so I'll be talking in cm/ft! I would like to get a 4ftx2ftx2ft (120x60x60cm) which holds 430L. Would I be better off getting a tank that is longer but shorter? Say 150x45x45? In my tank that cracked I had the rocks piled up right to the top and the fish would use the whole tank and not just the bottom space but have read alot that it's better to have more floor space? I can't go any bigger as I'm limited by space and weight restrictions!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
 
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Woke up at 3am to an awful sound only to find a soggy floor and my tank with only 1/4 water left in it!!! It was a bowfront and has cracked along the front curve. I'm heartbroken but luckily was able to save all the fish and put them in another tank I had. So now I have to decide if I'm getting a new tank or selling my fish. I don't wanna sell the fish really coz it's takene ages to buy them all an I love them! So for the new tank, some advice, I'm in Australia so I'll be talking in cm/ft! I would like to get a 4ftx2ftx2ft (120x60x60cm) which holds 430L. Would I be better off getting a tank that is longer but shorter? Say 150x45x45? In my tank that cracked I had the rocks piled up right to the top and the fish would use the whole tank and not just the bottom space but have read alot that it's better to have more floor space? I can't go any bigger as I'm limited by space and weight restrictions!
Thanks everyone.
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Take a Piece of glass and place silicone. Just secure it if possible. and reuse the tank.

Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
 
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Take a Piece of glass and place silicone. Just secure it if possible. and reuse the tank.

Good luck!
This is extremely hard to do in a bowfront tank as it usually requires a specialist piece of glass to be made.

What fish do you have specifically at the moment?
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
 
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Ugh I'm so sorry that happened but am glad you were able to save the fish.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
 
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So sorry for your fishies.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
 
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Man im so sorry about what happened to your tank. Depends on what fish you have but i think the longer the better. Could be wrong though
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
 
I won't be repairing it, I just wouldn't trust it! Plus the crack is completely from top to bottom!

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
 
I won't be repairing it, I just wouldn't trust it!

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
 
I won't be repairing it, I just wouldn't trust it! Plus the crack is completely from top to bottom! I'm just so lucky I had a cheap powerhead in there that didn't have a auto shut off, coz that's what I heard! The powerhead about to blow up, the other equipment had shut off when it ran dry luckily. Thanks for the sympathy guys it really sucks it's taken ages to get all my decor and get the fish (they're really expensive in my area!) I'm heartbroken!!
As for my stock please excuse the spelling Going off the top of my head. These fish used to be in 2 tanks (100gal & 65gal) but are all together now in the 65 gal) I'm trying to get the right ratios m/f too
6 x astatotilapia lat (zebra obliquens)
2 x yellow lab (5 juvies growing tank)
3 x acei
6 x pundamilia nereri
3 x metriaclima msobo
2 x copadochromis azureus
3 x albino red cheek tropheops (juvies)
3 x placidochromis Electra (juvies)
6 x lab chisumulae
4 x l. Fuellebourni
3 x afra
I think that's about it, some ill be selling (excess males mostly) but want to keep the majority. Since I have the opportunity to get a bigger tank! The one I want works out to about 115gal
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #10
 
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Get the longer tank, is better for the fish you have.
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