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My 36 G tank

Since I am new on this forum (I am so glad I've discovered it!) I want to present you my last tank. 36 gallons overall, 32''x14''x20''. GH=10, KH=5, pH =6,8-7, DIY CO2 yeast method with home made reactor. Inhabitants: one pair of pigeon blood discus and one Ancistrus dolichopterus. Sera floredepot substrate and Sera Florenette A ferts. Fluval 204 canister filter. . The sad story is that two weeks ago during the night the bottom of this tank cracked. The good news is that a new 57G tank is allready on the way to be launched soon. Thank you for any sugestions regarding mistakes I've done with the older tank, not to be repeated in the new one!
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that is a beautiful tank good luck w/ the new one

sorry no suggestions pretty inexpirienced myself

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Such vibrant and varied colors! I'm hoping you didn't lose any fish with the bottom being cracked...

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I'm hoping you didn't lose any fish with the bottom being cracked...
Happily I could save the fish, because it was a progressive leackage, but my plants are since then stored not in the best conditions. The more sensitive ones (Eusteralis stellata and Rotala wallichi) developed some fuzz algae, I am fighting with.
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Your tank looks great, sorry to hear about the cracking though .
Why did it crack?
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Why did it crack?
It was only two years since it was made. Apparently without a reason. The heater was not in function for a couple of days (I had 29C in the room), the support of the tank was flat, but not soft. Except bad luck maybe some internal tension in the glass...
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