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    Just crushed :(

    Well today was kinda devastating I must say as far as my fishy world is concerned. Got all the material this weekend to finally build the stand for my "new to me" 160 Gallon. I was super pumped for this build! I sold some of my tanks to pay for this tank/build and I was going to move my South American fish into it once finished. From there it was going to free up my 130 gallon for Discus.

    I got the wood home and cut, ready to put together. I decided to fill it up first while on the floor to make sure all the seams were still good. I figured if there was a leak it would be easier for me to fix on the floor….versus taking it off the stand rebuilding etc etc. So last night filled it up, all was good…….or so it seemed! While I did this in preparation of a possible leak…I was really not prepared for what was about to happen.

    Sometime through the night, the bottom of the tank cracked! I got up to find out what 160 gallons of water looks like on the floor in the lower level of my house………. I mean I have had 10-20 gallons flood out on the floor before………but this I could not have even imagined! I don't know if the tank got banged up during transport or what but gotta say that right now my heart is broken…….crummy way to start the week :(

    Just keep telling myself it could be worse, it is financial damage and loss which is replaceable in time I suppose…….it just really really sucks! I had a lot of big plans….now I don't know what to do :(
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    Omg im so sorry :c

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    Oh no!!! So sorry to hear Stacy :( would it be possible to just get a piece of glass for the bottom and redo the tank? Such a shame :( wow that sucks

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Convict Click here to enlarge
    Oh no!!! So sorry to hear Stacy :( would it be possible to just get a piece of glass for the bottom and redo the tank? Such a shame :( wow that sucks
    I am sure it is possible.....but I don't trust my DIY skills for something like that. Especially after seeing what all that water looks like on my floor :(
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    Oh no Stacey, that is absolutely heartbreaking :(

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    So sorry Stacey :( I can only imagine the water..... At least it was on your lower level and not above. Perhaps it was the floor.... Maybe not quite level? And if it was something with the tank, better to have it happen now then when your babies are in it.

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    Very true! If my Geos had been in there.....man oh man!
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    so sorry to hear. really good you tested it first before setting anything up. Hope the damage to the floors is not too bad.
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    Wow I can't imagine finding that much water on the floor. That just plain sucks. You may have learned a lesson the hard way unfortunately, by filling a large tank on the floor. Floors, no matter how even they look, are usually not. Wood floors can flex under that much weight and cement floors have peaks and valleys that may be hard to see, even with a straight edge. If you need to do that again in the future, set it on a piece of styrofoam to absorb the unevenness.

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    It was on styrofoam, but I guess that alone wasn't enough....should have finished the stand after all I guess :(
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    Very sorry to hear. This is one of my biggest fears in the aquarium world. I hope you get it all straightened out fairly easily.

    Good luck.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Staceym Click here to enlarge
    It was on styrofoam, but I guess that alone wasn't enough....should have finished the stand after all I guess :(
    That makes it even harder to swallow, when you know you took precautions and it still happens. Not a good Monday at all.

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    Wow Stacey very sorry about your tank. This is the tank that I helped you get was it not? :(

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Small Fry Click here to enlarge
    Wow Stacey very sorry about your tank. This is the tank that I helped you get was it not? :(
    That it is :(
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    Is there any way to get another sheet of glass and making a new bottom? That was a lot of money to have crack on your floor. :(

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    I am sure it is a possibility.....mind you I am not so comfy fixing it myself. For now Ill leave it sitting there, maybe once I calm down and can think rationally again Ill figure something out!
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    it was a good thing that you got that extra tank for free. At least you have one working tank for your money thus far.

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    True............lets see if it holds haha
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    oh no :( sorry for your loss hope things get better for you

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    Oooff how devastating D: so sorry to hear Stacey :(

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