Is my neighbor on drugs?
First post, please read it the whole way through, could use some advice.
For starters, I live in a row of townhouses. We'll call my house #1, with houses arranged like this: #1|#2|#3.
Owner of house #2 is building an enormous aquarium into his basement, large enough that it has to be built in the house. He claims its 500 gallons. He already has ~500 gallon of water sitting there through 2 smaller aquariums as well.
Now this was of no concern to me until yesterday (I work about 100hours a week and havent had time to think twice about it), neighbor in house #3 called the fire department early in the afternoon for crazy fumes coming into his house from house #2, and the owner of house #2 was nowhere to be found. Fire department aired out house #3 and left. Well 10pm rolls around, guy in house #2 is still nowhere to be found, and the fumes coming out of there are getting worse, fire department comes back, with HAZMAT team, breaks down the guys door and finds "highly toxic" levels of chemical fumes. Was actually told that if the fire fighters werent wearing their oxygen tanks they would have pretty much passed out within a few seconds.
Chemicals were supposedly from fiberglass resin he was using to build his giant aquarium. I'm now getting fumes over here in my house, bad enough where I do not feel comfortable leaving my dogs inside today. And now I've actually had some time to sit here and think about this. What are the concerns with having 1000 gallons of water on the other side of my wall? Obviously water evaporates, and mold can form right? What the **** happens if that 500 gallon tank springs a leak while he is at work (my townhouse sits about 1-2ft lower than his)? What other issues do I need to be concerned with? (smells are at the top of my list right now).
Or is 500-1000 gallons something to not even worry about? Aside from the fumes from him building it.