This 30g tank had to be torn apart due to a leak caused by some idiot trying to move the whole tank and stand by pulling the upper corners of the glass tank itself.
The only thing I asked the [censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored] I live with was to not bring painters or contractors to fix anything in my absence as we were gonna be gone for three weeks.
I said, " please wait for me to be around and make sure that the tanks are going to be safe, while I'm gone you don't need to worry about a thing because my friend that is an expert aquarist will come and take care of them. Don't mess with the tanks please"
He brought some people to do a heating audit while we were gone and they moved the tanks and stands. The smaller tanks are fine but the big one as it was way heavier showed a leak.
How do I know? Because my friend and that people were in the house the same day, the day before we arrived. My friend is 100% sure there was no leaks (it's an 8yr old tank).
The tanks upstairs show signs of disturbed substrate and other stuff he swears wasn't there when he left. This guy's business is reef tank maintenance, he knows.
He is such a jerk! I lost half my shrimp and had to take all the plants to a fish store to be temporarily housed in a tank so they survive.