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Discussion in 'Resources' started by Kmooresf, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    What a bummer!

    FYI, I've been checking the temp of critter water when I bring something home from SF or farter. Water is usually about 73 degrees by the time I get home. Maybe your corals will be OK.
     
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  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

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    Man what a bummer about the fish, spongode and chalice. Glad I was over yesterday to see them. Remember, I have a frag of the spongode that is growing out, you can always have some back! Along with other corals that are backups to what you have ;) Get that drink and relax! :)
     
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  3. orientalexpress

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    if u need more water,i got 40 gallon of RO by city college.


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  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    Thanks Lapsan. I really appreciate that. I should be ok. I am making water now, and Jim is close by with enough for a full water change.

    This has been another great example of why it's great to be a part of a reef club. Great to know that so many are willing to help out when needed. Thanks again.
     
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  5. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

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    Sorry to hear about your mishap, Kris. Glad to hear it wasn't worse than it could have been. Maggie Mufflers are definitely the way!
     
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  6. Apon

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    wow see what I miss in 14 hours.....Glad things are getting better now.
     
  7. lattehiatus

    lattehiatus BOD

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    Wow, that is quite a ride! Fortunately you caught the overflow before it got any worse. Hope the remaining corals continue to recover and everything starts thriving again. :)

    Out of curiosity, did you get a reaction from the Safeway checkout clerk? Any jokes about being extra thirsty?

     
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Doomsday Prepper :D
     
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  9. Apon

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    Doomsday Reefer Preppers
     
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  10. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    Was actually funny. Clerk was in a VERY bad mood and I made a comment about an "aquarium emergency." She looked the other way and actually said "whatever." I just laughed and moved on. I've had those days, so I just let it go. Wait...........actually I was having one of those days! LOL! Oh well.
     
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  11. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    So the tank has recovered nicely. No signs of stress in any more coral. Fish have shown some signs of scratching, but no visable ich, and they are pigging out. I have been adding seaweed and feeding a little extra just to make sure.

    HOWEVER.............

    This has NOT been my week.

    Last week I decided I wanted to add some more light to the tank. I know, you think I am crazy already with lighting. But in the back of the tank I have several annoying shadows and a few corals that would do much better with more light. So I added two more kessils. 1 A350 W that was over the frag tank, and the other an A360w that I won from Kessil. Big thanks to Dan (Tr1gger) who helped me get that beast of a canopy off the tank and back on. I had to drill two more holes and router them upside down while laying on the floor. Then re-stain them and get it all put back together to get on the tank. Was a long night, but we did it.

    This moring I was noticing that when I re-strung the canopy, I didn't quite get it level. So I decided to level it. I started pulling on the far back string and WHAM!!!!!! The I bolt it was attatched to came straight out of the ceiling and the corner of the WAY HEAVY canopy came crashing down on top of the tank.

    My heart literally hit the floor, and I ran around to see the damage.
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    I can't decide if I have had a very UN-lucky week, or a very LUCKY one??
    I had the flood.............un-lucky
    But the tank seems fine........lucky
    The canopy crashed........un-lucky
    But the tank didn't break..........HELLA LUCKY!!

    It fell right onto the rubber power cords from the Tunze pumps. LOL! No Joke!
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    I am SO OVER THIS WEEK!!

    Turns out the I-bolt was in the joist, but just on the edge of it, and wasn't completely in the wood. I was able to move it to the center of the joist and I checked all the others. They seem very sturdy now, but WOW that could have really sucked. I can't take any more of this crap. Ha!!
     
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  12. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

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    Yeah Kris, I would go buy a lottery ticket! So so so lucky in all the mishaps this week. Not gonna lie, you had me scared quite a few times!
     
  13. Kensington Reefer

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    The excitement never ends!
     
  14. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    Wow Kris! After this you deserve a long time with NO tank drama.
     
  15. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    John, I agree......completely!!


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  16. bee505

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    I'm sure that image will give me some nightmares. Good to hear that the recovery is coming together. If you ever need water, I'm right in SSF.
     
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  17. JAR

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    Holy crap you are unlucky and so lucky!
     
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  18. denzil

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    Wow, glad to hear the tank wasn't damaged. It was a good thing those power cables were there or the results could have been much worse.
     
  19. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    I don't even want to think about it. So lucky.
     
  20. DeeAnnMG

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    I just found this thread. I'm very sorry about you fatality.
     
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