Odd Duck Posted March 20, 2022 Share Posted March 20, 2022 After a day of minor tank piddling, organizing a bit, taking new pics of my mossy branches, I sat down to rest a bit and was about to heat up some of yesterday’s pizza for supper. The hubs went back into the bedroom with my rack and came back out saying something sounded awful back there. I happened to have some mixed water in my mixing barrel so I grabbed grabbed it thinking I had let one of my 10 G’s get a little low. Some aren’t fully covered and evaporate pretty quickly. One was on the low side this morning at feeding and it’s the worst one for evap. Hauled the barrel back there and realized it was not the “low” tank but it certainly was “a” low tank. One of my QT tanks had sprung a leak and drained down to 1.5” of water! The biggest problem being that’s one of the tanks that has 2” of matten filter over an undergravel filter. My poor false juliis (Corydoras trilineatus) were laying on their sides on wet foam! Grabbed each one and plopped them straight into the tank next to it which has a 6 pack of sterbai cories and a 6 pack of very young tiger silver dollars in it. Now plus a 7 pack of trilineatus. Not ideal, but they’re all alive and seem to be no worse for wear. I just got the poor cories yesterday! I’ll be doing a water change on that tank tomorrow as long as I’m not crazy late getting home from work. It’s more than I wanted in that tank, for sure. I’ve now got my old 12 G tank set up in place of the leaking tank but I wasn’t going to chase all the cories around tonight after they all just barely went into QT yesterday evening. The silver dollars are done with QT on Monday. I don’t usually overlap QT time (I usually restart everybody’s QT if I put any new fish into the same tank, which I don’t usually do), but the cories I got from a friend that has very clean tanks, he’s had no illnesses, and they were never chilled, bagged with plenty of water and air, 13 small cories in 4 good sized bags, etc, etc. As long as everybody looks good tomorrow I’m going to risk pulling the dollars out so the cories have the tank to themselves. I’ll have to separate the cories when I put them in their respective 100 G tanks. The sterbais are going in with angelfish and the trilineatus are going in the 100 G nanofish tank with another trilineatus I rescued when I got the 100 G that’s becoming the angel tank. In the mean time, they can all commiserate and tell each other all their cory stories about their near death experience. 🤦🏻♀️ First 2 pics are on the underside of the matten foam with roots poking all the way through from a couple Nymphea stellata bulbs. This tank only got put together around March 1st so this was not quite 3 weeks growth through brand new matten foam. Third pic is what it looks like to have a 12 G next to a 10 G. Same footprint, difference is all in the height. Last pic is a closeup of the thickness of the glass with the 12 G on the left with black seals, red line marking the thickness of the glass. The 10 G tank on the right with blue line marking the glass thickness and this is also an older tank. I have other 10 G, newer tanks that have even thinner glass. It’s hard to find thicker glass in small tanks these days. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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