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Hi all,
Today i just realised that my 2Feet tank is leaking in the bottom. And after examining it i found that i can't do anything because i can't find the leak. The tank have been matured for 8 month now and to revampt the gravel and all is heartbreaking.. My Yamato/Amano shrimps finally are now pregnant with eggs after 8 month.. I'm certain the step to change to another tank will cause them to stop producing. Is there any way to stop the leaking?
 

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Thanks guys for the advice n tips..

My dad will be getting a 3 feet tank the soonest by next week. Well i guess i have no choice but to take everything down. But for me i have added base fertillizer in the gravel.

If i were to tear down the tank and use the gravel, guess i have to use a new gravel to top over the old one to prevent algae bloom due to the base fert. Is this so?

Luckily i have another planted which has just finished cycling. I think its better to put in the fishes there. And fauna in a pail. As for the water i just save some if not all.

My filter that i'm using is an internal filter so i think i can just put it in the other tank.
Are my steps ok?
 

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JanS said:
Just another thought. I've heard a few people now who have thought the tank had a leak from the bottom, but like you couldn't find the source of the leak. It turned out it was just sloshed water that settled into the bottom frame and started seeping out.
Before you get drastic, try drying out the bottom frame and see if it keeps doing it. Of course that's unless it's really losing water at a quick rate.
Well, i kinda hope that was the case. But i keep measuring the water level and even switched off the fan to minimise evaporation, but i notice the water level keeps getting lower and have to top up water constantly until the new tank arrives.
I had to channel the leaking water to another tank under the leaking one.
So it's confirmed a leaking tank..
Sigh...

To Nikolay.. I have always practiced putting a plated on the bottom from day one. Thank you for your concern though.. Now must get a big pail for my fishes to stay until the replacement tank is ready..
Will keep you guys updated!!
 
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