I have an inline heater that is installed on the tubing that goes from the outtake of my canister filter to my 75g tank. And I love it. So, with the duplication theory in mind, I decided tonight to install a second inline heater onto the tubing of my second canister.
So, I switched off the powerstrip and unplugged the filter, capped-off the water at the top of the filter and measured my tubing to prepare to cut. I got my scissors and began to snip. As the water jetted directly onto me I though "oops," but it was too late.
I had neglected to consider the fact that the tubing, when cut, would create a beautiful siphon from the tank.
The tank started emptying in full force into the inside of my cabinets and onto the inaccessible wall behind the stand. I quickly grabbed the nearby two gallon bucket, partly filled with my kids' shell collection. Thankfully I had a clamp right there in the cabinet which just barely allowed me to keep the water streaming into the bucket, though it kept hopping out.
In my panic I couldn't think of how to stop the flow, thinking that I'd have to pull out the whole 24" of spray assembly from inside the tank, but the two gallon bucket was almost full already. So I ran to the garage for a 5 gallon bucket and returned just in time to swap it out, spilling most of the bucket and spurting the tube all over the place.
With a slightly calmed disposition I then figured out how to simply disconnect the top of my tube from the tank (without having to pull out the whole spray assembly), and thus began my cleanup.
Thankfully, my wife fell asleep while reading to the kids, and missed the whole event.
Anybody else ever flood their room?