Fish Tank Sprung A Leak

ilikethesea

New member
My fish tank has sprung a leak. I am not sure what to do? It is a twenty gallon nano tank. It was two Clown fish, Snails, Hermit Crabs and so forth what is the best way to switch to a new tank?
 

919

New member
Yes, you will be fine. Rinse the sand with tank water to clean out some of the waste material.

Sorry about the tank.
 

wrott

New member
I would buy new sand, let it settle for a few hours , then transfer livestock to a new tank. Keep rock and livestock in 5g buckets w/ a PH or airstone.
You would hate to lose everything by causing a cycle by disturbing old sand.
 

seapug

Premium Member
This happened to me once. Put all the fish, corals and rocks in buckets with a heater and powerhead. They'll be fine for at least a couple days like that. Set up the new tank with new rinsed sand and a cup or so of the old sand. Let it run for a day or two then put all the rocks and critters back in. You might have a small cycle but I didn't lose anything when I did it.
 

BuddhaKiss

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FWIW when I did my tank transfer, I saved a few cups of the old sand, and rinsed the heck out of the rest with a garden hose. I didn't have any losses. However, I didn't use all of the old rinsed sand. My previous display had a DSB and I decided to got with a SSB on the new tank.
 

es1887

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i would look into making sure that your tank is level before you do it or you will have the same problem happen in a couple of months
 
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