woke up to find Almost all my water gone!

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Still trying to figure out where all the water went.

Any suggestions on how to handle this welcome; I’ll be reloading this thread every half hour or so

as of now, I can’t figure out where the leak came from. it seems I will almost certainly need a new tank today.

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and yes, it was full last night. :D
 
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I would first check any bulkheads that might be at the bottom of the tank.
A leaky overflow box can cause issues
First question to ask is why did the water stop draining out at that level
 
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yeah it doesn’t have an overflow.

there are no pools of water i’ve yet found, so it’s almost certainly leaked downstairs. (I live in a high-rise complex)

and there’s an aside, the leak is almost certainly from a silicone problem no idea where, though


[post facto edit, severarl hours later: strikethrough stuff is not correct now that I understand the situationbetter.
 
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If there's no overflow, and the leak stopped at that level, I would suspect a seem at the current waterline. There should be a telltale water trail somewhere. Regardless, I would take immediate action.
 

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yeah it doesn’t have an overflow.

there are no pools of water i’ve yet found, so it’s almost certainly leaked downstairs. (I live in a high-rise complex)

and there’s an aside, the week is almost certainly from a silicone problem no idea where, though
Ouch. Hopefully if there’s people downstairs they won’t be too upset at some salty fishy water.At least you should be able to find a good deal on a new tank.
 
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yeah it doesn’t have an overflow.

there are no pools of water i’ve yet found, so it’s almost certainly leaked downstairs. (I live in a high-rise complex)

and there’s an aside, the week is almost certainly from a silicone problem no idea where, though
That's not good. Not sure if ur set up for emergencies. Move livestock into anything; storage tub, kiddy pool. Get heater and flow to them asap...worst case it time to upgrade. Sorry to hear about this
 

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As already stated, get a new tank ASAP. Siphon our what water is left to bucket and hold livestock in that.
Mix new saltwater for the next tank to transfer everything.
How old is your sand?
 
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Yeah, now I'm considering whetehr I'm dropping the livestock off at an LFS or trying to otherwise save them in a new tank. (If I stay in the hobby, I'll need to set up an uncycled tank this AM. 40 breeder from Petco and the IO instant bacteria)
 

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There are " NO IF's " In This Man's Hobby... Now put your pants and shoes on, Get in the Car and go get that new tank. Come on SOLDIER... CHIN UP... Ahhhhh come on man don't let this little thing make ya quit we would miss you...;) Go ahead say it.. we know but you can say it... You would miss us too.
 
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