03-26-2011, 08:39 PM
| || | 29 gallon bottom failed
Anyone ever have the bottom seam of a tank fail without leaking first? My 29 gallon in the living room failed suddenly Thursday pm! I'm upstairs working on my 55 and my kids yell up that the tank is leaking (I had just done a water change in the 29 an hour before). I rush down, water is pouring off the stand and then I'm siphoning out as fast as I can while my kids catch the fish. They are in a 5 gallon bucket with my canister filter running now as I set up a new 29.
Anyhow, on inspecting the failed tank, it leaked until I had ALL the water out. It looks like a long stretch of a bottom caulk line failed. Any risk in re-cauking and reusing the tank? It's 17+ years old, so I guess it was due... I just never had one fail without any small leaks warning me before. It sucks