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Old 02-18-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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TRAGIC MORNING

I woke this morning and went to the basement to check on the tank. Sometime last night my 72gal sprung a leak midway up along the front seal. My sump had run dry and the motor burned out. The temp was 70 degrees. I lost my copperband butterfly, regal tang and several coals That and had approx. 20gal of SW soaking the carpet. I have spent all day mopping up and trying to save what livestock I have left. the stand is warped the wood on the bottom soakd up some water so it is now unsafe to use. To make matters worse, none of the LFS around me had 72, 75 or 90gal reef ready tanks in stock...they will be here Tues or Wed. The only large reef ready I found was a 95gal wave tank. Under pressure, I bought it and the stand so I can rebuild. I am in for a long night...just thought I would share.
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Oh geez Brian, I am so sorry to hear about this. I can't imagine what you're going through.
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Oh dang, that is awful...
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:23 PM   #4
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How terrible! I hope you can rebuild/recover quickly and without more loss (of fish or $$).
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Wow, what a mess. I hope you can get back up and running quickly.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone...the tank is moved. All of the LR, LS, and livestock are in large rubbermaid tubs with heaters and powerheads. I am just trying to dry the carpet tonight so I can put things back up tomorow. Luckily, its President's Day and I have it off.
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that sounds horrific. not too long ago i remember someone else posting that their sump failed and they lost everything. you have my sympathy

did any fish/shrimp/snails make it?
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Sorry to hear it. Good luck rebuilding!
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that stinks big time im so sorry! I hope you diddnt lose to much $ during this
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So sorry Brian. I hope everything else continues to go your way!

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