I've had my 90 gallon wannabe reef now for just over a year. In that time I've been basically nursing along a piece of garbage known as a prizm skimmer. It's moved from the back on the tank to the side of the sump in that time, has taken constant adjustments and many people have advised my to trash it and 'get a decent skimmer'. Well I should have listened.
Last week I was away in California on business. My wife called me in a panic at 6:00am. Apparently the skimmer had malfunctioned and dumped 10 gallons of saltwater onto our nice hardwood floors.
My question is: does anyone have any experience of this. The floors are now obviously dry on the surface but there looks like water still in the joints - many joints are dark and slightly ridged. Does this clear up when the floor gets totally dry or should I claim on the insurance now??
Just for info. luckily all the inhabitants of the tank are fine. My wife, in a panic (she was worried about the water getting cold since the heater was in the sump and she had immediately shut off the pump) had dumped kalkwasser and RO
watre in the sump, whereupon all the calcium precipitated out. She decided to call me before turning the pump back on (thank god!). Now I've cleaned out the sump, got the pump back on and have a new skimmer (an in-sump model this time) on order.
Just a total bummer on the floor though.....