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Old 04-30-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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Near Disaster

So, I came home from a wonderful night out with my daughters, and the lights in my kitchen are out. That means the everything in the tank is out also. So, I switch the breaker in the box (husband taught me how to do this since he travels) and I get everything back online. Ten minutes later - no lights and something is burning. My new Rio 800 ph shorted out and has burned up my power master. Everyone in the tank is very stressed - yellow tang looks grey - and clowns are hiding.

So off to Home Depot to get a new power master. Is this normal behavior for the Rio ph's? They are the best things locally - everyone here sells top fin and the other expensive, but I would never buy, garbage.

55 gal. reef. Coralife lunar lights 4 x 65, 120 lbs live rock. Remora skimmer, 3 power heads. 2 tank raise false percula,2 pajama cardinal,hermits, snails, Xenia, leathers, mushrooms, polyp frags, yellow sea cucumber, And last but not least - the miserable mantis.
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rio's are notorious for having problems. I'd rather have topfin if there were no other choices.

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Old 04-30-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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I can't blame the power head. As I was putting everything back together, I noticed a leak - my new phosban 150 leaks like a sieve. Water was dripping from the top ring and from the bottom seal. I've emailed Darin at Captivereefs to see what we should do. I guess the water hit the power strip and into the rio's plug. What a combination of mistakes. I'm just lucky that I noticed it before we had a big fire - once again GFCI has saved me.
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RIOs haven't caused me any problems, I have had them in for about a year now.
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