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Old 09-17-2011, 01:07 AM   #21
 
Its so hard going into the store to buy one thing and leave with just that one thing. I rarely turn down a special even when its something i dont fully need.
About the old tank i will clean it out wait for it to dry and see if i can spot where the water was leaking from, it was a fair amount of water(around 1.5-2 L) that leaked out so i might be able to see and then fix the problem to keep using the tank.
But now i have 3 tanks and my spare space is shrinking rapidly in my room. I may need to sell the old one once i fiz it up and test it for a week, make sure i fixed the problem.

I would like to eventually try a saltwater tank just so i can have some different fish like NEMO! lol there are some great colours in saltwater fishtanks. But not just yet, maybe in a few years.

Yes i did use water ager in the new tank, some of the water i didnt need to from the old tank transfered over.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:23 AM   #22
 
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ok Pisces47 went to the store this morning to get the Styrofoam for under my tank but then saw a nice tank on special a nice looking piece of driftwood there as well........guess what i bought haha
so the new tank is larger then previous, its 50L BluePlanet with filter and light under the hood. got the Styrofoam sheet too and came home and set it all up.
At the moment the tank its cycling with my old filter in it too speed it up and its got gravel and a few plants sitting in there too. The driftwood i bought is soaking in hot water to release the tanins and sink it
I used about a quarter of the water from the old tank to fill this one up and with the old filter in there im thinking i can pput the fishies in there later tonight or tomorrow morning. ill post pics when ive got it all set up.
This put to mind a leak In a tank shortly after adding a second HOB filter, but at the time,, The second filter was not a concern until I discovered that the tank was not leaking, but rather the new filter.
I placed this filter on another tank to hold the fish from the what I thought was leaking tank,, and this tank,, (new) was also leaking.
After much consideration,,I placed the filter on plastic tub, and it too began leaking ?
Seems a bad seam in plastic construction of filter was slowly letting water drip from the bottom of the filter ,down the back glass,(couldn't get my fat head back there),, and out towards the side and front so that tank appeared to be leaking .
Good news was... I had excuse to rush out and purchase a new tank and now had two to fill with fish.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:14 AM   #23
 
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This put to mind a leak In a tank shortly after adding a second HOB filter, but at the time,, The second filter was not a concern until I discovered that the tank was not leaking, but rather the new filter.
I placed this filter on another tank to hold the fish from the what I thought was leaking tank,, and this tank,, (new) was also leaking.
After much consideration,,I placed the filter on plastic tub, and it too began leaking ?
Seems a bad seam in plastic construction of filter was slowly letting water drip from the bottom of the filter ,down the back glass,(couldn't get my fat head back there),, and out towards the side and front so that tank appeared to be leaking .
Good news was... I had excuse to rush out and purchase a new tank and now had two to fill with fish.

LOL, definitly was probably frusterating, especially when the tub started leaking also But it is always nice to have a good excuse to get another tank.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:45 AM   #24
 
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Its so hard going into the store to buy one thing and leave with just that one thing. I rarely turn down a special even when its something i dont fully need.
About the old tank i will clean it out wait for it to dry and see if i can spot where the water was leaking from, it was a fair amount of water(around 1.5-2 L) that leaked out so i might be able to see and then fix the problem to keep using the tank.
But now i have 3 tanks and my spare space is shrinking rapidly in my room. I may need to sell the old one once i fiz it up and test it for a week, make sure i fixed the problem.

I would like to eventually try a saltwater tank just so i can have some different fish like NEMO! lol there are some great colours in saltwater fishtanks. But not just yet, maybe in a few years.

Yes i did use water ager in the new tank, some of the water i didnt need to from the old tank transfered over.
Hope the old tank can be fixed but it may be a problem to find the leak, now that the water is gone the leak will have closed up because there is no pressure on it to open it up. If perchance you do find the problem area, it will need to be siliconed, but I'm not sure that the silicone that is available everywhere in hardware stores is the proper stuff to use, it could be toxic, best to read the label first, however I'm sure that at some time I've seen small tubes of aquarium silicone on the shelves in aquarium stores.
I've attached a couple of pics of my black/red lyretail Mollies and another pic of their fry which I have in a separate fry tank, I reckon they are marvelous.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:03 AM   #25
 
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Hi 1077,

I like your style, any excuse to buy something new. I find it amazing that even on opposite sides of the world we can have similar problems. My story is that every month I was in the habit of taking the HOB filters off and cleaning them out completely, impellers and all, I had done it so many times that I paid little attention to the process, until one day after the cleaning ritual I noticed a pool of water on the tiled floor, I cleaned it up before "she who must be obeyed" noticed it, but an hour or so later it was there again,I tried, like you, to stick my head at the back but naturally it wouldn't fit so I had to take the offending filter off and I tried it in a bucket and it turned out that the impeller mechanism was slightly cross-threaded, my mistake........but I didn't think fast enough, as you did, otherwise I would have been out the door on my way to the store for "something new".
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:58 AM   #26
 
Wow those black mollies with gold shades look sweet. I havent had any fry from my mollies yet and ive had them for about almost a year now, strange?
Ive had platy fry though and they were so cool to watch grow up. Wanting to breed golden halfbeaks now, just bought a male the other day and havnt seen any females yet but will buy a few when i see them.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:07 AM   #27
 
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The football has just finished on tv, I bet you were watching it, the Broncos won so I guess you would be happy.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:09 AM   #28
 
Actually dont watch football, im a soccer guy. and used to live in nsw so i dont give a **** about broncos haha
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #29
 
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I guess you would be one of the few people in Queensland who would say that about the Broncos.

My red/black lyretail female Mollie had some more fry last week when I was up on the Gold Coast but by the time I got back home there was only one left and I found it inside the HOB filter, I don't know how long it had been there but I got it out and put it in the fry tank with the others. I noticed today that it hasn't grown much and really still looks like a "brand new" one, seems happy and is very frisky and eating well, I think it may turn out to be a runt. Do you run a sponge filter in your fry tank?
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:56 AM   #30
 
No my fry tank is a 15L with a hang on filter. Are sponge filters better then normal ones. if so why?
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