01-10-2021, 07:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burleson, TX
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| | Re: Mudboot's 20 Long Critter Cage
So the lesson learned is a reminder of something I've known since I was a kid. One of the first things you are taught...do a leak-test BEFORE you invest your time and money into painting a background/sides, creating a miniature waterfall feature, silicone-installing hardscape, carefully placing Eco-Complete, getting your plants where you want them, and seeding your sphagnum bed with the plant species you want to see filling in the terrestrial loft over time.
Otherwise you could get this gentle reminder, which also grants you the opportunity to undo everything you've just done...not to mention having voided the opportunity to return your tank since you've painted and glued all over it...ugh.
I'll wait a week or so and then will probably drain my QT tank and use that. The hardscape took a little damage trying to remove it (I do pretty effective silicone work evidently). This was sooooooooooooooooooooo frustrating. I may have used interesting words a time or two. But like Davemonkey told me in a text last night...at least it wasn't the 125 that was leaking. Indeed...