HOLY CRAP!!!!! my tank just split....Help

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    garydm

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    this is what happened
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    ran out and grabed me a new tank.....this one has a wider webing in the brace
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    started grabbing anything clean and that would hold water
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    and here it is half drained and still more rock to find a place for
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    man I didnt grab as many pics as I should but I was working to get all the water in and warmed up so i could get my 5 fish out of a ten gallon styraphone container
    here is is back up and going
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    everyone seems to be happy
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    by the way these pics were taken with the cell cause my camera went dead right before I took my first picture.....It was a great night all around....yep thank god I was home when it popped
     
    garydm, Mar 8, 2010
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Good job, Gary :) Did you check all your params? Looks good!
     
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    Good job...I'm glad you got that taken care of. It looks good.
     
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    Thanks I just knew that the front glass was going to go on me and man what a mess that would have been.....well the good that came out of this was I was able to clean some of the rock that had some alge growth that I couldnt reach...... had another go at aqua scapeing and was easy with all new sand and all the rock out , Made a u shape this time so there is more room out front for fish and the goby to sift some sand..........and I was able to find all my snails and saved a tone of bristle stars I found after taking the rock up..... everything looks to have made it through my dragon goby was freaked out for a while though....and now theres no alge for my lawnmower blenny so ill have to feed him some sheets
    all perameters look good nad a small spike but I changed some water out and it snapped back by this morning.....
    Man is that new tank nice and clean:D
     
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    Glad everything went well for you. I guess that's one way to "clean" a tank. :lol:
     
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    Wow that does look nice. I think you may have set a record for taking down and resetting up a tank.


    Sure Wonton here are a few pics of the metal clips and threaded rod used. The metal was some metal strapping from home depot. Also got the threaded rod, washers, nuts, thumbscrews etc there too.
     

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    garydm

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    I thought about that but didnt want the rust out that may have come because of the metal over the water
     
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    VAreef

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    I cut mine out because it really messed up the lighting. Otherwise I woulda left it alone. I haven't gotten around to painting it black yet either. There are 2 of em so one can be removed for maintenance like painting or replacing. When I first did this experiment I did what a guy at LFS told me. "Oh just superglue this piece of glass across it." Fill the tank and pow....drain the tank clean out glass. I really shoulda known better.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Great job Gary! Your new tank looks fantastic.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Cool idea....no rust issues? Aren't you worried about any water rusting it and dripping into the tank?
     
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    WOW! That's all can say, nice save....
     
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