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Old 05-07-2007, 02:20 AM   #1
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well i havent been on in a while but here is what just happened to me

so i get home from a week in vegas and my houe is filled with burnt plastic smoke, the hardwood floor has lots of water on it.

the electrical part of my tank must have caught fire, the fire broke the tank and the water leaking put out the fire. i guess im lucky that my house didnt burn down.

lost: UV, tank, and most of the cords.

i managed to bring all my corals and my clown to the fish store for the weekend, i think i got there just in time, as they alive still.

see my post in the classified for things for sale. im getting out of the hobbie.
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Thats horrible, sorry to hear about the damage to the tank. Glad there was enough water left to save the livestock.
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WOW! Sorry to hear that.
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That is horrible. Sorry to hear that.
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While it's terrible about your tank, I think you're right in considering yourself lucky that the tank/floor was your only loss! Any idea where the whole thing started so perhaps others may think about their systems?
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Sorry to hear about that Phish. I sure wish you would reconsider.
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Wow... Lucky.
I would bail on the hobby also if that happened to me..
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im not going to reconsider for the following reasons
1) cost too much
2) loss of freedom of traveling
3) too much maintaince for amount of joy
4) too many problems with fish/corals dying due to parisites or other problems
5) might sell and move soon.

yes i am lucky the entire house didnt burn down.
i would highly recomend anyone to put the tank in the basement (i dont have one) so...

i hope my very expensive hardwood floor is ok.

insurance should cover everything.

fuval 405 and aqua remora pro for sale in classifieds.
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