Ok as you remember ,yesterday in the far far land of Dary's tank world ,..I had a power outage and had to run and hook up my generator to keep everything running smoothly, (so far so good,)..everything went smoothly and alls well.....next I did my weekly pwc
which I do 99% of the time on Monday morning,..immediately ,after doing my pwc
99.9% of the time I start making up my water for next weeks pwc
. BUT, yesterday my girl friend was getting ready for a housing inspection and needed my help ASAP with some weed whacking,tree trimming,hedge clipping etc etc etc,....so being the good boy friend that I am I headed over there to do all the yard work,...hours later I limped home exhausted knowing that I should start making up some water for the pwc
but being that I was pretty much toast I decided that id just relax ,have a beer,pass out and that the makeup water would have to wait until morning.
At 2am I'm awaken to the sound of something not quite right coming from the other room which holds my aquarium.....a quick dash in there is met with wet feet from a water logged carpet,..#%}&€ ( I'll let you fill in those colorful words)....now just yesterday on Jodi's thread I had mentioned that for the last year my tanks been pretty bullet proof from any major leaks or disasters,....well so much for that whole case senecio !!!!! Apparently a line separated from my brs reactor and flooded the surrounding area,...the noise I was hearing was the sound of my sump pump running dry......NOW,...IF I had made up that water yesterday I could had added some of that back into the tank at 2am....BUT ,...once the sump drained my ATO kicked on and filled my tank with about 4 gallons of kalkwasser water,...needless to say here I am at 2 am with no made up water ,a very cloudy tank ,hoping that all my parameters aren't going to go thru the roof and kill everything off ,..#4£@#£ !!!!!
So, at 2am I start making up water , thank god I bought that 150 gpd upgrade for my RODI
unit,....so by 7am or so I had enough water made up to refill my sump and get that restarted ,....as soon as more makeup water is made I'll be doing another pwc
to try and even out the water and get it back on track.
A $1.00 hose clamp fixed the problem temporally ,BUT another valuable lesson was learned ( again) don't take anything for granted,..leaks and disasters are going to happen sooner or later,....I'll be making a trip down to dixieline tomorrow after work to " bulletproof" ( yeah,right) this whole connection system.
I also have some coral coming in this afternoon....wow , talk about good timing !!! "... Man you talk about #%$ hitting the fan!!! ..... And that concludes today's story of Darys tank ,.. Hopefully everything will live happilly ever after.
P.s tank water getting clearer by the minute