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Old 02-05-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Another flood

My skimmer finally broke in so I Changed my AquamedicTurboflotorMulti spacer to the shorter one. Yet I totally overlooked the fact that I needed to switch to 0-ring to the new spacer. So today I arrived from work and about 20% of the tank volume ended up on the diningroom floor leaking from the skimmer because of the missing O-ring. Its a good thing my floor needs replaced anyway. On top of that I don't have any saltwater mixed up. So tonight after I soak up the puddle in my diningroom I will be mixing a batch of saltwater to use for tommorrow. For now I just lowered my powerheads and heater and am not using the skimmer until I fill my tank. At least I wont have to do my PWC this week always look on the bright side right. Don't need advice I know what to do just thought I would share my story. I will never forget to replace the O-ring on my skimmer ever again thats for sure.

I mixed up my saltwater and finally got to my first free t-shirt in my reefcrystals bucket. Actually A decent looking shirt I would wear too bad its too small for me.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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Yikes!

Good luck cleaning it all up and everything!

Good thing you're good at looking on the bridge side of things.
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Oh man! That's a very hard lesson learned. FWIW I kinda had the same attitude when my dishwasher leaked all over the place....great opportunity to get new flooring....just a heck of a way to go about it.

If you were a couple of hundred miles closer, I'd offer to come over and help!

Sorry to hear about it.
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Figiwigi, sorry to hear this. I hope you got it cleaned up ok and the fish were ok. That's pretty cool to get a T-shirt.
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Figiwigi, sorry to hear this. I hope you got it cleaned up ok and the fish were ok. That's pretty cool to get a T-shirt.
Yeah no big deal lesson learned fish are fine tank is fine. Floor not so fine. Hopefully I will get all the kinks worked out and learn all of my lessons before I Re-do my kitchen floor this summer. I am thinking of maybe doing tile flooring something thats a little less absorbent and repels water Maybe with a drain and I could just squeeqie the water into the drain next time
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........ Maybe with a drain and I could just squeeqie the water into the drain next time
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Thats a GREAT idea. I bet it wouldnt be TOO expensive either. But, worth every penny if you spring another leak.
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