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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Need help, Tank is leaking!

I have a brand new aqueon evolve 8. It's been going through a dry start with HC and everything was good. Filled it today and I noticed a puddle under the tank. Looked at the back and there was a dripping, but steady coming from about 2 inches across the back bottom seam. It seems siliconed tight but somehow water is getting through. I couldn't reach aqueon now so I drained it as much as I could. Propped up the back end and in emergency used some JB WaterWeld (epoxy potable water safe, reefers use it) over the leak and it stopped leaking. It has a set time of 15 minutes and a cure time of 1 hour. Do you think this would be safe to use or could something bad happen? I don't think 8 gallons of water is a lot of pressure but I don't want it to bust or something. It was leaking from the black wall part, like the filtration chamber part. I will post pics in a second...

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Here are the pics of what the seam is like and the epoxy I put on it...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:31 PM
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If the tank is new, get it replaced.

If it's not under warranty, you'll likely want to use silicone or another aquarium sealant and go through some of the DIY threads.
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It's two month's old so I have to contact aqueon but still pretty new. Tried calling but got voicemail multiple times even though they say they are open. I emailed them but they probably wont do much since I modified the filter a bit even though it has nothing to do with the leak. I'm just so aggravated because I had this great dry start for 8 weeks and now it was just possibly wasted time.

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Epoxy cured and I filled it back up. 5 hours and so far no dripping or leaks. I also contacted aqueon via email.

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