Leak in my shrimp tank! EDIT: NEED YOUR DETECTIVE SKILLS!!!
So, I'm on vacation, and I get a phone call from my fantastic neighbor who graciously cares for my aquariums, wabi kusa, and bonsai trees while I am gone, and she tells my my shrimp tank, holding $300-$500 worth of CRS and CBS, is half empty. I quickly guided her through the process of setting up a video call so I could see in real-time what exactly was going on.
My tank is literally half empty, with the filter out of the water, running dry. I had her place it sideways back into the tank so it's operational at the moment. Without even asking, she had already marked the water level with an Expo marker to determine the rate of the leak -- hasn't changed so far.
Finally, I've had her completely dry up the bureau around the tank, and put pieces of shredded paper all around it so we can pinpoint the directionality of the leak.
Is there anything else I should have her do? I will be cutting my trip one day short so I can get home ASAP, in two days. Any advice is helpful.
Hagen corp. is not going to hear the end of this if I lose my shrimp. I would advise all Fluval Ebi owners to carefully inspect your tank's silicone job, especially at the top corners in the back. I have had my tank for one year and seven months.
Last edited by Geniusdudekiran; 08-03-2012 at 04:49 PM.
Reason: Changed title to add "need your detective skills"