I think this suggestion is money!!Just brainstorming your question about covering the plywood/foam— maybe you could get long 2 inch wood strips and hollow out the back for magnets that would hold on to that metal stand, creating a wooden border that you could paint black. And some tanks now are going for a bottom frame look that actually covers the sand at the bottom, where algae can be hard to get to. You might be able to do that with a three or 4 inch wooden frame. Just a thought.
This scares me a bit but I will take your word for it. I may actually be able to remove a couple of the overflow piping to get to it and re-TeflonI would be stunned if salt-creep alone doesn’t plug it within a day or two, at the most. I have had drop-per-30-seconds bulkhead leaks quickly stop. (If you want to speed it up, you could wrap plumbers’ tape tightly around it— not taking anything apart, just wrap the outside— and remove the tape in a few days; even use a strip of rag.) Best wishes!
Thanks! I am draining the tank and moving it off the wall. I am looking at the reef octopus sch 80 bulk heads slipxslipI feel your pain. My advice is to drain the tank so it’s slightly below the bottom of that bulkhead and then take apart and fix. I had the same issue on my closed loops. (Bottom of the tank!) when it comes to something so important as to not have water leaking out of your tank to a place where it shouldn’t be. You will be able to sleep better at night knowing you took it apart and fixed it correctly. Fwiw I took mine apart and used some heavy duty Teflon tape and I wrapped it more than I care to admit. But it’s sealed and doing ok now. And I can sleep well knowing it’s not leaking.