........ Well back to reality and my tank ,... , checking on my tank for the first time since the vacation I knew they'd prob be a issue or two upon arrival ,.. My brother has been taking care of things while I was out frolicking in the islands and over all did a very nice job feeding the fish etc,...however , a few days into the trip he had texted me stating that the power company was here and about to do the long awaited power switch from telephone poles to the underground utilities and the power would be off for approx a half hour while they did the switch over.
Apparently , when the power was turned back on my ato unit did not reset itself and did not operate as needed,.. A quick unplug and replug seemed to rectify that, although the sump looked to be down about 4 or 5 gallons of water , obviously the salinity was off a bit.
The next issue was that one of my mag pumps that powers both my gfo
reactor and my carbon reactor had froze up causing neither of them to run,... I put the pump into a bucket containing a high concentrate of vinegar and after a nudge got it spinning again ,I ran it I that bucket for about a half hour or so and got it cleaned up and running as new.
I replaced both the gfo
and the the stagnant canister of nasty smelly carbon and water., the only noticeable damage that I've seen so far was some bleaching of my spiraling montipora caps,... I'm hoping that now after addressing the needed issues they'll make a comeback.
It's amazing just how much algae builds up on your glass after week and a half too,...overall back to semi normal now, I haven't tested any of the cal ,Alk
readings yet but fingers crossed that they'll be ok,.... Now we wait
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