I had one of those "whoa" moments yesterday while doing my pwc
,... I have a 50 gal
barrel which holds the freshly made saltwater on one side of my tank which is pumped into the main tank when it's time to do so ,.... On the other end ,I bring in a 30 gal
barrel which I use for the waste water which is siphoned out of the tank at the same time ,.... I usually do about a 15 + gallon change every week. To get the waste water outside I have a submersible feed pump from an old protein skimmer which is attached to a length of garden hose which is lowered into the barrel to pump out the water into the yard .
Yesterday the pump sounded a little strange when I plugged it in and I was about to reach into the water to pull it out when I saw some blue arcing coming out of the pump. Needless to say I unplugged that baby rather quickly and found that the cords insulation was broken as it entered the pump ,....... I hate shocks ! Just the thought of it sends shivers down the back .
I will be rigging up a new pump this week for sure ,.. I think I have one or two candidates in the archive pile of aquarium goodies. I'm sure we all have a few " whoa" moments like that from our reef keeping endeavors,... Anyone one care to share ?
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