Tank seal failed, now what

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So the bottom seal of my tank failed last week.... catastrophe.. but I managed to save most of the corals and fish by putting them in a brute trashcan. I have no secondary tank, no backup. My question is , how long can things survive this way? And what can I do to prolong longevity while in this state until I find another suitable tank or home? A new tank maybe presumably a month or two, optimistically.

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you can try to seal up the leak if it isnt too bad, i dont think that the fish and coral will be able to survive in a bucket for that long... (but i am not an expert!) you can ask you LFS if they can take them but they most likely will say no.
 
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It was a 93g cube. 30x30x24. Marineland I want to say. This is what's left of the tank,stand, equip cab... btw... there was no repairing the seals. Too many of them looked questionable after I got it outside.
 

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It was a 93g cube. 30x30x24. Marineland I want to say. This is what's left of the tank,stand, equip cab... btw... there was no repairing the seals. Too many of them looked questionable after I got it outside.
These and Marineland 150 cube were known for failures and front panel blowout. If you choose to repair this tank yourself which is fairly easy. I can send you directions as I repaired 30 of these alone at my LFS
 

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So the bottom seal of my tank failed last week.... catastrophe.. but I managed to save most of the corals and fish by putting them in a brute trashcan. I have no secondary tank, no backup. My question is , how long can things survive this way? And what can I do to prolong longevity while in this state until I find another suitable tank or home? A new tank maybe presumably a month or two, optimistically.

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The answer - with flow and light - and no feeding - they can survive for a while (not going to say xxx days because it's unknown). I would get a seachem alert and monitor that. And holy cow - so sorry for this total mess for you
 

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If I were you - I would 1) check with options with your insurance (tomorrow) - to replace the aquarium - 2) get that ordered 3) ask for a different brand.

your insurance should cover a new tank;/possible stand. So may the manufacturer. I meant to mention - Keep flow higher in the 'bucket'. for oxygenation

EDIT - your situation should last as it is - for days. you can also ask an LFS to take your stock for free (hopefully) or a small fee
 
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I'm in Linden, va. So, I have two power heads pumping away and a heater going at the moment. I plan on doing a water change this weekend. Next question, how long can I go without lights? That will be the tricky part at the moment
 

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I'm in Linden, va. So, I have two power heads pumping away and a heater going at the moment. I plan on doing a water change this weekend. Next question, how long can I go without lights? That will be the tricky part at the moment
Well consider that on a reef - it can be cloudy for a while. Suggest you find a temporary light. I would buy a seachem alert
 
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I appreciate the advise everyone! On that note, anyone trying to get rid of a 150g peninsula tank lol? That's a relative distance from Virginia
 

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These and Marineland 150 cube were known for failures and front panel blowout. If you choose to repair this tank yourself which is fairly easy. I can send you directions as I repaired 30 of these alone at my LFS
I was going through this thread trying to find tips on re-sealing a tank DIY. I have a cube I picked up used/cheap and found the bottom back corner of glass has big chip in it. Trying to figure out if it's worth fixing.
 

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I was going through this thread trying to find tips on re-sealing a tank DIY. I have a cube I picked up used/cheap and found the bottom back corner of glass has big chip in it. Trying to figure out if it's worth fixing.
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