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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Mr.Aqua 12 long sprang a leak, upcoming DIY reseal

My wife and I came home today and found a little puddle on the counter near the corner of her Mr.Aqua 12 long, UH OH!
I then find out that there was another puddle in the morning so it is decided, time to tear it down and reseal.

Fortunately since it's the wife's tank I talked her into moving the fish and shrimp and doing most of the messy work!

Everyone is now in their temporary 10 gallon and tomorrow I begin the DIY reseal, anyone want pics or a shorty how-to? Or has it been sufficiently well covered around here?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 03:46 AM
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I'd like to see it.
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Geez... I just wish my wife was interested.
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This is second time I heard a Mr. Aqua tank had a leak.

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What was the tank resting on? Worried since i have a Mr. Aqua 48 Gallon rimless.
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Isn't this like the second time in a week?
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Ever since I got a big tank I find these threads terrify me...
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Ever since I got a big tank I find these threads terrify me...
Yeah there's nothing like coming home and seeing your 125 gal tank split at the seems and seeing all that water on the floor.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the slow response, my jeep was hit (parked in front of my house) and written off on Wednesday so I've been a bit, erm, occupied the last couple days.

The tank was sitting on it's neoprene mat, on my kitchen counter. It wasn't 100% level, but it is a flat, solid surface. I haven't completely identified the location of the leak, but I think it was the front left corner, based on the sticker being on the front viewing pane.

I need to get another tube of aquarium silicone tomorrow but otherwise I think I'm finally good to start on this project. It'll take a few evenings so I'll probably start hoarding photos then post everything at once when it's done.
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With a tank like this, it's imperative that it be completely level.

The silicone job on these tanks isn't as strong/great as some are led to believe. When there's extra pressure put on a seam because the tank isn't level, it can lead to problems.

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It wasn't 100% level, but it is a flat, solid surface.
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I love the look of black silicone on rimless tanks. It's just amazing.

I've also been seeing an influx of "my tank sprung a leak" threads. I'm scared to even think about it! I think I'd take a break from the hobby if I found 260 gallons of water on the floor...

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