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« on: January 21, 2013, 08:24:57 AM »

I took these photos last night to post, and a few hours later sprung a leak and broke the whole thing down.  So everything is being held in my sump and a 30 gallon until I can get it resealed. 


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 08:49:31 AM »

here are some coral pics


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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 09:03:00 AM »

Very nice tank and corals. Big time bummer about the leak.  Did it pop a seam or part of the plumbing? Either way good luck with the repair, hope to see it back up soon.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 09:14:03 AM »

Its a seam issue, plumbing is all good.  Just glad I had some spare tanks around, on the bright side I can try out some island type aquascaping!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 11:27:35 AM »

That frogspawn is beautiful.  Bad news about the leak.  Is this a new set up?  If so, it's always a good idea to leak test it before you start the build, preferably with fresh water first.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »

Sorry to hear about the busted seam. I had that happen on a tank and I tried a patch job, it eventually leaked again. When you get it fixed, make sure it's down proper and reseal the entire seam. I'd recommend taking the entire pane off, cleaning the edges and reapplying the silicone from scratch.

Or, use it as an excuse to upgrade.  cheeky
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 01:12:22 PM »

It leaked in the same place 2 years ago, I broke it down cleaned and scraped it  but I think I did a poor job ( it was my first time) I used painters tape to have a clean edge when I pulled it back, but I let it set a bit too long and some of the the silicone came off with it.  It held water for that long, but ill do a better job this time.  It is a bow which I think makes it more dificult.  Upgrade!, acrylic would be great if I could afford it, I see the appeal
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