tank leak, need some advice
So, of course once my tank is all set up, pretty and the plants are starting to take hold, my 20l sprang a leak, which is off course in the bottom corner. Ive drained the tank and moved out my fish and plants but havent taken out the substrate (i had to go to work, worst time for a leak). So I havent been able to see exactly what is going on but I am assuming it is a silicone leak.
Im trying to decide if I should just go out and spend the $45 on a new 20l or if I should spend the time fixing this one. My concern is my rummynose and kuhli's both of which are in seperate rubbermaids (3g, though not full so more like 2). They are very stressed out and I worry about keeping them in those containers for the next few days (2 days to cure, plus water tests, so probably 4 daysish).
Am I worrying for nothing and should just try and patch it up and pray it works? Or should I just go out and grab a tank, maybe fix this one and suck up the $45 cost?
Decisions, decisions... I dont know many fishy people so I wanted to hear from some like minded peoples.