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This is day 2 now, and I have been paralyzed in fear...so I know that I'm just a sitting duck here. I woke up Thursday morning and saw a nasty crack in the bottom front left corner of my JBJ 15 gal nano. It has not spread, and it is not leaking. No idea why it cracked, but it has been set up since February with no change. JBJ is covering it under warranty and sending me a replacement, but what do I do in the meantime? Slather in silicone and wait it out? Put everything in a Rubbermaid?

I don't even know when the replacement tank will arrive, and I am leaving the country for two weeks on 9/29 to make matters worse. Now I might have to scramble to get a service to reset all of this up for me while I am away. $%@#!

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Go to Petco or Petsmart and buy a 20 gallon Aqueon tank. I wouldn't take any chance. You will need to rinse out your sand or go bare bottom. I would add some starter bacteria and run Poly Filter for protection.
 
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This is day 2 now, and I have been paralyzed in fear...so I know that I'm just a sitting duck here. I woke up Thursday morning and saw a nasty crack in the bottom front left corner of my JBJ 15 gal nano. It has not spread, and it is not leaking. No idea why it cracked, but it has been set up since February with no change. JBJ is covering it under warranty and sending me a replacement, but what do I do in the meantime? Slather in silicone and wait it out? Put everything in a Rubbermaid?

I don't even know when the replacement tank will arrive, and I am leaving the country for two weeks on 9/29 to make matters worse. Now I might have to scramble to get a service to reset all of this up for me while I am away. $%@#!

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As stated by a fellow reefer. I would definitely buy a tank to house your stuff in before it gets worse. As far as sand and bacteria, I would add fresh sand and add extra bacteria to the water to control nitrates and ammonia. IMO, your liverocks should have plenty of bacteria on them to balance everything back out without major fluctuation and using atleast half of your existing water so it's not a complete change in parameters.
 
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This is day 2 now, and I have been paralyzed in fear...so I know that I'm just a sitting duck here. I woke up Thursday morning and saw a nasty crack in the bottom front left corner of my JBJ 15 gal nano. It has not spread, and it is not leaking. No idea why it cracked, but it has been set up since February with no change. JBJ is covering it under warranty and sending me a replacement, but what do I do in the meantime? Slather in silicone and wait it out? Put everything in a Rubbermaid?

I don't even know when the replacement tank will arrive, and I am leaving the country for two weeks on 9/29 to make matters worse. Now I might have to scramble to get a service to reset all of this up for me while I am away. $%@#!

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this is tructural and needs to be emptied ASAP.
A new tank will be under $50 or look at craigslist and facebook marketplace in your area- You may find a replacement tank for a steal
 
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