New ray tank

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  1. rizzledizzle

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    I would love to see this full of neons What are you going to put in it? Crocodile?

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    Neons.... You going to need all the fish shops in a 50KM radius to sell you all they have :lol:
    He's putting Crumpet in there, she's a freshwater stingray
     
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    That would be something to see!

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    so um i f$%@ed up
    while doing the pipe work i over tighten the bulk head and cracked the nut holding the one side inlet.
    had to drain tank totally cut out overflow box replace the offending nut and now start the whole process of waiting for silicon to dry again.
    first test fill will be Tuesday eveing
     
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    What a pain. :mad:
    But I guess at least it didn't happen while you were doing maintenance on tank full of fish!
     
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    was rather quite heart broken
    lucky my tank builder was available to help me out
     
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    Oh no.... sorry to hear...
    I can imagine how you feel because I would have been devastated myself but as Reedfish said, at least there were no fish in the tank yet
    I will never forget when we filled my tank, I got to the lounge the next morning and it was flooded.. well... I just burst into tears ...
    Look everywhere and i cant find a leak...
    Phone Cesar in tears... he comes down.... only to find he had been putting the air pipe in but didnt cut it and had forgoten the role of pipe next to the tank on the floor and.. gravity did the rest...
    We had a good laugh with relief but I know how i felt when i first thought there was something wrong with the tank!!

    Glad the builder could help straight away at least you dont have to wait so long
     
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    hahahaha @MariaS all i can do is laugh, remember reading that story when you posted it.
    always seems to be the small things that we overlook.
    guess i am just to used to steal pipe work and can believe how easy the nut broke, did not even tie it that tight from memory, strange thing is that is took 5 days to start dripping.
    getting james 1 day after discovering the leak really was a blessing
     
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    @top dog, it could have also been a weak/ faulty nut that couldnt take the pressure?
    Especially if it only leaked 5 days later...
     
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