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Re: 350g tank build

Post by iceblue on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:34 pm

why_spyder wrote:Good luck with the fix - glad it didn't turn out worse than it did (glass half full, right? Wink ).

Correct. Many reasons to be thankful.

It happened before I started the cycle.
It happened before I had a $1000.00 worth of fish in their.
The work that needs to be done to the hood will be easier with it in the garage.
Scrubbing the mineral deposits off the background will be easier in the backyard.
It gave me some insight into "Doing it right the first time". Laughing
I once again avoided depression and looked for the bright side. thumbs up
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Post by theswede on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:41 pm

Sorry to hear that Norm! I feel for you.
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Post by Aura on Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:09 pm

Also lucky that it was a slow leak and you found it early, before you had 350 gallons of water on the floor. I'm glad your son helped you out. That background removal would have been nearly impossible alone! Shocked

I feel so bad that you had to go through all of this. Sad
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Post by theswede on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:26 pm

Did you get the pH, KH and GH down before this happend? If not you should maybe place the background in a pool or something while you get the tank sorted out.
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Re: 350g tank build

Post by iceblue on Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:54 pm

theswede wrote:Did you get the pH, KH and GH down before this happend? If not you should maybe place the background in a pool or something while you get the tank sorted out.

I think the original leaching that left a crust on everything is over. I had water in the tank for quite a while and have see no additional crusting. In fact some of the calcification on the rock were being absorbed by the water as I did water changes every 3 - 4 days. I'll be giving the inside of the tank a very thorough inspection and will silicone seal every corner inside just as a precaution.
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