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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My 155 bow front mixed reef has a leak. Bottom front seam, not accessible under rim, poured faux concrete bottom making repair impossible. Leak is manageable about 2 gallons a day. Has been stable for a week. I am catching all the water (I think) I was got a used 185G with all the trimmings but...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, so I will be setting up my 80 gallon reef tomorrow (upgrading from 40 gallon) and as I was leak testing the overflow box, i noticed the dripping. The water is actually coming out of the hole of the return line where i will have flexible tube, so the water actually wouldn't fall out of the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So as if I walked in front of a black cat, I fix one issue to find another -.- I'm not a happy camper. I FI ALLY get my aquascape set using techniques from my last fourm( I'll post pictures soon), and now my tank starts leaking from the base. I noticed it because it started to puddle, so I wiped...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I don't want to open this can of worms for debate. I merely have an extraordinarily frustrating troubleshooting problem that I want some input on. I just moved from a 30 gallon reef to a 45 with a 10 gallon sump. I have a mixture of brand new and used equipment in my setup (all...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Reefers, I have explained before that I just got back into reef tanks again after about a 10 yr absence. I once won Tank of the month for December 2005, seems so long ago, lol. I'm happy to say I'm back at it again and I have finally put water into my tank to start my cycle. Some have...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, Some of you might remember me or know me from before. I usually come and go. If anyone does remember I got back into the tanks again when my brother gave up his hobby with saltwater tanks and gave me his 65gal, 36x18x24 tank on Feb 9, 2014. On and off for the past 9 months I have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Please help me, I just set up a 75 gallon tank and now my bulkhead is leaking. I rotated it to a position that it wont leak, but should I seal it now with some silicon on the outside of the sump or what should I do, the tank is full of water and I woke up yesterday with about 2 gallons on my...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all. I was away this past week, and came home and it appears that my 37 gallon tank is leaking. It is leaking a very little bit, so I am not terribly worried right now, but I want to switch it to a 40B in the next few days because I go away again for two weeks on the 9th. That tank has...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Firstly Hello, I'm new here. I came in search of help as it's my first reef tank. :bigeek:I'd be very grateful on any advice. Kinda panicking (probably about nothing) but still... Anyway, I put the water in a few days ago, along with live sand and rock. The wave maker has blown some of the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Advice Needed 90 gallon acrylic tank started leaking. Came out at 2:30am to a huge amount of saltwater. The leak is at the seam on the bottom of the tank. My question is, would it be wise to use pvc cement to kind of melt the acrylic back together and make it like 1 piece, or should I use...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Please don't tell me my tank is leaking and I need a new one. this is maybe two or three days of buildup. I had no buildup, then I got a protein skimmer and BAM, I'm losing an extra gallon of water a day (I only have a 20 gallon setup) and zany salt creep. I'm topping up with freshwater and...
  12. DIY Forum
    I just recently redid my overflow plumbing. I currently have a CPR CS100 External Siphon overflow with a 1" bulkhead. Before, I had a 1.5" drain on the outside of the bulkhead (thought I could screw into the thread on outside of the bulk head. Don't ask, I was a newbie). The durso pump...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    as the title suggests, i have had a semi - catastrophic melt down in regards to my 10 gal reef tank. I guess it all started about 10 last night, i was laying in bed and i heard a really loud noise. Not being able to find the source of the noise i went to bed. I woke up this morning and my tank...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    so I was scraping my tank and noticed that the scraping was pulling up some of the silicone in the corners as well. I'm afraid that eventually it will pull up enough to cause a leak. Does anyone know if there are tanks out there that have alternative bonding techniques than silicone?? I know...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So my first reef tank is 7 months old, everything is going great, but yesterday i had my first big spill... my protein skimmer got clogged and about 15-20 gallons of water leaked onto the carpet... 2 days later i noticed the bottom of my stand swelling near the front, the doors are hard to shut...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    I recently bought a used 150 gallon acrylic tank. Aside from the usual scratches, I have this on the front right of the tank. It doesn't leak, but is a little nerve-racking. I build model planes so I have some high quality CA glue. Should I try to wick some into this seam? Should I leave it alone?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I just went bare bottom last weekend. During the tear down, I took advantage of the opportunity to re-inforce my stand. In the process, I think I may have caused the stand to warp. Now I have a small leak somewhere around the bottom edge of the tank. I just came home...
  18. Reefing Equipment
    I walked downstairs tonight to find the inlet of my sump leaking water. It looks like the silicone seal was damaged when cleaning the sump. I drained the water below the leak and used aquarium grade silicone to seal it. How long can I safely leave the sump off before I start having problems with...
  19. DIY Forum
    About 3 months ago I got a great deal on an older 125g aquarium. It’s probably about 20-25 years old but it looks as if it were never used. I have it set up with a 30g sump that I built. Well, I have had the system up and running for about 2 months or more and last night I was woken to watch my...
  20. DIY Forum
    Help! Im not sure if im posting this in the correct area, but it seemed ot fit. I am looking for a DIY solution to an issue that happened today. I awoke to 7 gallons worth of water loss all over my floor due to the collection cup randomly filling itself up with water overnight and spewing...
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