Fuge overflow caused BIG electrical short!
I awoke Easter morning only to find my tank power totally dead, a puddle, and a fried wall outlet with black fire indication over the outlet!! Very scary.
I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but I suspect this; I started a hang-on fuge 2-3 weeks earlier. The spaghetti algae has very good growth and maybe some of it, or something else, fell into the return chamber of the fuge. This is a gravity return so, if it gets clogged, it's not able to "return" and the fuge overflows.
Needless to say, I have another extension now from another part of the room to power the tank. I'm going to have to drain the tank sufficiently to move it out enough to fix the fried outlet. Quite the hassle!!
Has anybody ever had this happen? Any other strange overflows that I might read about?