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Old 07-04-2012, 02:18 AM   #71
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You must be exhausted! Congrats on the power being back. Sooooooo happy for you! I have been updating my family on your status. We all just breathed a sigh of relief. Not to bring up bad, but what was the total outcome? Just the corals in the 20?
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:28 AM   #72
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You must be exhausted! Congrats on the power being back. Sooooooo happy for you! I have been updating my family on your status. We all just breathed a sigh of relief. Not to bring up bad, but what was the total outcome? Just the corals in the 20?
Thanks spoonman, and yes i am very exhausted. My wife and kid have been staying at my parents for the past 3 days so seeing them is a plus to.

As for total loses, that would be the entire 20long in the basement. There may be a snail/hermit or two left alive but list is as follows

Small frags
Duncan
Zoa frag
GSP
Small toadstool frag from my main tank

1x Royal Gramma
1x peppermint shrimp
1x pom pom crab
2x mexican turbos
25+ mix of red leg hermits, nassarius snails, nerites, and ceriths.

Was mostly a clean up crew. Sucks but im just glad its not worse and way more expensive.

Im out maybe 100 bucks or so with those loses.

I will be draining the tank, tossing the sand, cooking the rock, and cleaning the tank. Thinking of doing a possible mantis tank or pistol goby pair. Few other options on the table.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:37 AM   #73
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Whats your address? I want to send you a mug that says "reefer of the year" haha. Thats awesome man. All that work was well worth it!!

Just a question..why didnt you just transfer the corals, gramma, and shrimp from the 20 to the 29? You must have mentioned it before, and ive followed all of this, but i dont remember!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:42 AM   #74
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Thanks spoonman, and yes i am very exhausted. My wife and kid have been staying at my parents for the past 3 days so seeing them is a plus to.

As for total loses, that would be the entire 20long in the basement. There may be a snail/hermit or two left alive but list is as follows

Small frags
Duncan
Zoa frag
GSP
Small toadstool frag from my main tank

1x Royal Gramma
1x peppermint shrimp
1x pom pom crab
2x mexican turbos
25+ mix of red leg hermits, nassarius snails, nerites, and ceriths.

Was mostly a clean up crew. Sucks but im just glad its not worse and way more expensive.

Im out maybe 100 bucks or so with those loses.

I will be draining the tank, tossing the sand, cooking the rock, and cleaning the tank. Thinking of doing a possible mantis tank or pistol goby pair. Few other options on the table.
An mantis tank sounds fricking awesome. Crazy looking lil buggers. I also like the idea of a lion fish tank , with maybe a snowflake eel .

Also +1 for reefer of the year !
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:54 AM   #75
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Whats your address? I want to send you a mug that says "reefer of the year" haha. Thats awesome man. All that work was well worth it!!

Just a question..why didnt you just transfer the corals, gramma, and shrimp from the 20 to the 29? You must have mentioned it before, and ive followed all of this, but i dont remember!
Lol thanks man, and its well worth it, whole family loves the tank, i would have been so bored without my tank.

As for why i couldnt transfer. Well most of the deaths occured between 36-48hrs. Basement has no windows, no light and i had no help. Could not catch the livestock by myself in the dark. Nothing but a flashlight, could not see anything besides snails so i would have had to remove all the rocks and i was gonna try it, alone in the dark. Next day i ran out and got a long extension cord to reach the tank from the generator. When i got home, most was dead or dying, plugged it in and tank was extremely cloudy, ammonia was high. The rest died off pretty quick. It just didnt get what it needed in time and i was ill prepared to save 2 tanks.

In retrospect i would have done a few things different but it is what it is.

I thank you all for the help and support. I would have been pulling my hair out without you guys. Hope someone walks away with a lesson in reef tank disaster. Im pretty confident nothing but a generator would have saved my tank for 4.5 days. At the very least i would have lost corals.
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anyone who has a generator, it is a wise investment to get a transfer box and install or have it installed. Power goes out you plug the generator into it and power comes back on. I can run 90% of my house off of a 3500 watt gen. You pick which circuits you want on it when it is installed, reef, refrigerator, internet, tv, and bed room AC and lights. no extension cords to work about. only way to go if you own your house
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anyone who has a generator, it is a wise investment to get a transfer box and install or have it installed. Power goes out you plug the generator into it and power comes back on. I can run 90% of my house off of a 3500 watt gen. You pick which circuits you want on it when it is installed, reef, refrigerator, internet, tv, and bed room AC and lights. no extension cords to work about. only way to go if you own your house
Yep i live in an apartment but im definitely doing this when we buy our first house.

10hp 5550watts 104hrs/4.5 days
Totaled approx $90.00 in gas, and that was only with running it every other hour mostly so could have been double that.
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Glad to hear you made it out OK, Schism. Great job, giving it all you had!
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