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Old 09-28-2016, 02:43 PM   #3211
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Well,..back home again to civilization (?) ... right b4 I left I reset up one of my wifi cameras across the room to keep an eye on my tank just in case I wanted to peer in from time to time just to see what was happening ,... ( set that up with thanks to greg ) brother joe was doing a good job with everything until one day when I logged in and noticed that the lights were off at a strange time ,I had joe come over to ck things out and while I was watching the streaming video in Hawaii, I discovered that somehow the circuit for the tank had been tripped and the tank was dead ,..as I'm sure most of you know that have a large tank with every conceivable pump light. Reactor etc hooked up to the circuit it'll be pretty difficult to totally analyze things when there's a zillion wires and cables going everywhere when you're thousands of miles away ,.... I had joe reset the breaker and everything powered up and started running again,... upon arriving home the timers were off and had to be readjusted ,an easy fix ,...the one thing that I did find out of wack was my mp40 had stopped running and was flashing that dreaded green and red light ,... I removed the unit and throughly cleaned it up with our miracle tank solution " white vinegar " and reassembled everything and it powered up and is running fine , everything else seems as normal,..what tripped the breaker ??? I have no idea BUT , thank God I had that camera ease dropping on my tank!!
The last afternoon of my trip I was sitting on the Lanai watching the wave and beach conditions in front of the condo and decided that I was going to take a quick splash and go and see if that new mask worked the second time like it did the first time . The tide and the waves needed to be right to have the access to snorkel and she was, the mask proved once again to be outstanding ! No leaks ,no runs,no errors ,...the underwater world was full of large schools of big yellow tangs and a variety of other fish ,... that kind of capped off my trip for me,.. the under sea world is alive and thriving in Kona ,.... can't wait to get back there again .


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Old 09-28-2016, 04:02 PM   #3212
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Welcome back. Glad the power issue wasn't fatal. One circuit runs the whole operation?


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Old 09-28-2016, 04:46 PM   #3213
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Yes, except for the return pump from the sump ,... maybe readjusting that a little now


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Old 09-30-2016, 07:05 AM   #3214
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Glad you had a great time and sorry for your power outage. It's a good thing you had the camera and the means to check things out. That was nice of Greg to help you out so you could check on the tank....That mask sounds really awesome. I may have to invest in one next time I go to Hawaii. Although have no idea when that will be.


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Old 09-30-2016, 10:35 AM   #3215
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Glad you had a great time and sorry for your power outage. It's a good thing you had the camera and the means to check things out. That was nice of Greg to help you out so you could check on the tank....That mask sounds really awesome. I may have to invest in one next time I go to Hawaii. Although have no idea when that will be.


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Thanks barb,.. it was 4-5 years ago when greg suggested I get a camera to watch my tank while I was away ,.. he has cameras set up his tank and After i got a glimpse of his operation, I decided it would be a valuable asset for mine also,... and it just paid for itself ten fold .
After being home for a couple of days now and watching the tank like a hawk I discovered that it would run normally for hours then suddenly shut itself down ,..upon resetting the cfi breaker it would power up and run flawlessly for awhile then suddenly shut down again,... hmmmmm...Aha !! I tracked it down to my heater element going out causing the shutdown. I unplugged the heater and the the tank has been running without a hitch ,.. I remember now that a few years back the same thing happened when the heater went bad ,seems like the pattern is about 3 years out of a heater . I have a new one on the way already so the tank critters might have the shivers for a couple of days or so while the new one is in route.
I have one more camera that I had previously purchased back then that I'm going to reinstall again maybe showing the wall of switches ,temp gauge ,mp40 display etc . I got it so I might as well hook it back up again.


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Heaters are the worst!
I wasn't much help with the camera but thanks for the nice compliment.


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I just ponied up for a Biorb heater. Crazy money. But hoping I am saved from this sort of issue down the road. It's polycarb, not glass. A girl can dream.

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I just ponied up for a Biorb heater. Crazy money. But hoping I am saved from this sort of issue down the road. It's polycarb, not glass. A girl can dream.

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Hey tmaier ... crazy money I think is everything in this hobby as you prob already know !!! Your heater looks interesting ,... my heater element hooks (plugs ) into a central controller ... i need a 1000 watt heater to take care of this unit ,.. I've always bought the titanium sealed (?) units , I guess if you can get a few years out of $80 bucks or so it's an ok deal :-/ ,.... btw what's your first name ?


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