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Old 10-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #11
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I lived mine last weekend, all my larger fish were electrocuted when my return fitting from my canister filter came apart and leaked water down the back of my tank into my power strip and sent electricity back up into my tank, lost two of my clown loach, my four silver dollars, a couple of zebra danios and my favorite fish my black ghost knife who had a great personality! :-(
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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Just make sure you have a shop vac in your house just in case...

My 75 gallon blew out in one spectacular fail....

Not fun, and every time I hear a creak in the house, I look at new tank, half expecting it to empty it's contents. So far so good


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I lived mine last weekend, all my larger fish were electrocuted when my return fitting from my canister filter came apart and leaked water down the back of my tank into my power strip and sent electricity back up into my tank, lost two of my clown loach, my four silver dollars, a couple of zebra danios and my favorite fish my black ghost knife who had a great personality! :-(
At least it wasn't you who got zapped....

Time for a CFGI outlet for your tank Not only will it save your fish, it will save your life. ALL tanks should be powered by a CFGI outlet/powerstrip.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:36 AM   #13
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Got one, have them on all my tanks
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:04 PM   #14
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Just make sure you have a shop vac in your house just in case...

My 75 gallon blew out in one spectacular fail....

Not fun, and every time I hear a creak in the house, I look at new tank, half expecting it to empty it's contents. So far so good

At least it wasn't you who got zapped....

Time for a CFGI outlet for your tank Not only will it save your fish, it will save your life. ALL tanks should be powered by a CFGI outlet/powerstrip.
Omg worst nightmare ever!!!

But u guys know what's just as bad?! Nit being able to sleep bc u worry about the tank... I'm a worry-butt all the time anyways. So this hobby kinda just adds to all my other neurotic worries :-/
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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holy cow!!! Those stories are awful! Hats off to you guys for hanging in there in spite of your huge set backs!

Yep, I think before I go much farther I'm going to need to buy a wet vac even if I never need it (crosses fingers). Sounds like a good investment to me.

BTW, thank you for the inadvertent reminder to me to get my power strip up off the ground. In my excitement about getting some RO water in the tank I totally forgot!
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #16
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With my new/used 44 there were two chips in the seams I could not sleep the first two nights I had it. I kept waking up and making sure my living room wasn't flooded.

Finally I post pics on here and another aquarist said I would be fine.

I thought I was crazy glad to see other people have issues.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #17
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So true!
While painting the back of my tank yesterday I saw a "flaw" in one of my seams and I keep rubbing my finger over it as I'm filling my tank for the first time. Don't mind saying this hobby has turned me a little OCD! LOL!
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So true!
While painting the back of my tank yesterday I saw a "flaw" in one of my seams and I keep rubbing my finger over it as I'm filling my tank for the first time. Don't mind saying this hobby has turned me a little OCD! LOL!
I clean and scrubs and check on my tank 24/7... The rest of the house is a mess though. Wish i was as OCD with everything else like i am with my tank
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I clean and scrubs and check on my tank 24/7... The rest of the house is a mess though. Wish i was as OCD with everything else like i am with my tank
Me too I hate cleaning! LOL
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[QUOTE][[QUOTE]I clean and scrubs and check on my tank 24/7... The rest of the house is a mess though. Wish i was as OCD with everything else like i am with my tank/QUOTE]

L0L! I can SO relate!!! I always say I live like an 18 year old Frat boy...I need a Merry Maid to clean up here- not that I am dirty I'm just cluttery!
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