So we came bounding down the stairs Christmas morning, all excited to see what Santa brought, when I took a glance at the tank...holy s**t! The water is like 4 inches below where it was when we went to bed!
I did a water change and cleaned the filter the day before, and it seems that the Fluval leaked about 5 gallons of water onto the carpeted floor, leaking through to the basement. I'm still not sure how it happened. I guess something wasn't connected quite right, it was a slow leak.
So I spent the morning sucking about two gallons out of the carpet with a carpet extraction machine. The rest either went into the basement or is still in the carpet.
And, to top it all off (pun intended) I had a bucket in the bathroom filling up with replacement RO
water which I forgot about, and it overflowed. Luckily my wife had to use the facilities, and noticed it before it got too deep. It was mopped up easily.
So it was a very damp Christmas. And the carpet is still damp... I really hope it doesn't start to stink.