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I have had my 180g set up for almost a year now. I have had some problems with the sump as far as the acrylic warping and not having a good seal at the top where the water flows from the bio ball chamber over to the main area. In the last few days I have had a water leak and the carpet seams to be getting wet around the tank. There are no visible signs of a major leak or even minor for that fact. There is nothing wet in the tank stand itself. We have had a lot of rain the past few days, but we have never had a problem with it coming from under the sliding glass door, or from under the slab. Has anyone out there ever had a problem with this same model/type of sump? I wou;d hate to move the tank to the other side of the room only to find out that it is the tank... :x
 

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Are there any incriminating drip marks on the sump? I ended up getting rid of mine, although it was a smaller version. The rubber gasket that holds the pvc in place gets loose and water works its way out of there. Also, as the lid warps, the condenstation builds up and works its way out towards the edges of the lid and drips out as well. And....where the lids buts up against the water chamber area is another spot water would work its way out of.
 

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The only water stains that I can se on the wood at the bottom of the stand is on the sides. At on point water ran down the side where the water flows over. The rubber gaskets look fine. I'm trying to look for a new wet/dry now. I hope to find one made of glass to avoid the warp. I may have to build one. I also plan to build a new stand on Monday, I'm going to seal the bottom, and caulk the side to try and seal it. In hopes that it will stop the leak before it gets to the carpet...
 
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