it's time for the Wife's side of the horror that I woke up to this am.
After Ziggy went to work I went for a short a visit with my big sister just to get away from all the fish work. I came home and decided I would surprise the Hubby by cleaning everything up and bleaching the floor cause - well, I really don't feel it's clean unless you bleach it. I was FINALLY DONE with all the cleaning by 1:30 am and turned in for a nap (even had the fish towels soaking in the wash)! GO ME SUPERWIFE!
So, there I was asleep on the couch with our son and there was the smell again; you know the mix of saltwater, fish and worse of all the smell of a stressed coral! I was thought to myself "Oh GOD I'm going to have to use just straight bleach to get that smell out of the house." I walked out of the living room to grab a smoke and there it was... WATER EVERYWHERE - well the floor NOT in the tank! Luckily, Allen had showed me how to turn the pumps off (b/c I asked "just in case" and he said "I doubt you'll have to do that" - OH LITTLE DID HE KNOW). Then I made the dreaded call and went to get him.
The ride home was SO
heartbreaking! I won't lie to you all and I say I've ALWAYS been a big fan of the tanks. Sometimes I feel like he loves them more than me, LOL probably cause they don't nag about the dishes, the laundry, the kid and so on. So, now I've just learned to except it because he loves them so much and the best thing for all is for me to just be supportive and love them with him.
So, I just sat in the car just watching him (he was so quite). When we got home I took my time getting in the house, I REALLY didn't want to see his face when he saw it for the first time.
This evening him and I had a little family meeting about what we should do (buy a new tank RR or Not... Blah Blah Blah) and I told him I would rather not get a RR since he had the overflow things already and the plumbing stuff already figured out but all in all it was up to him. Like I said SUPERWIFE!
Any now HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Well, I'll stop with all my rambling... HAPPY REEFING!
Oh and just so you know I'm the one taking most of the update Pics!