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Old 01-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #11
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I've never done it either, but I did have a kitten chew on my filter's intake tube and lost about 30 gallons onto my floor....
is that kinda like blaming the smelly fart on the dog ?And not owning up to the oops
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LOL! The sad thing is it happened twice before I wrapped foam around the tubes....
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:25 PM   #13
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I'll admit that I once overfilled my 29 gal. I got distracted scraping spot algae off the nearby 58 gal. Fortunately, only a few cups of water got on the carpet.

A worse accident happened when I was refilling a 10 gal in my bathroom. I accidently knocked over some rockwork with the python, and I tossed the still-running python into the tub behind me - or so I thought. Suddenly, my socks were soaked, and I looked down to see the python at my feet soaking the carpet. The bathroom carpet is jigsaw-style tiles, so I only had to pull up the soaked tiles and hang them up to dry overnight.
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I've come very close to overfilling a couple of my tanks. I am lucky and now I am very cautious.
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Done it a couple of times and my husband did it once too....our poor carpet...we actually had to pull it up and put a fan under it to dry it....big mess.
We have a water line to the tank but it is only 1/4 inch so it fills VERY slowly! I get phone calls from customers (or other people and forget it)

TIP....set your kitchen timer (or some other timer) so it beeps at you after 5 minutes (assuming it takes longer than that to fill up) that has helped me....I also have made it a point to wit in front of the tank and watch it, turn off the TV etc.

Multi tasking is a MYTH I tell ya! lol
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:55 PM   #16
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Never overflowed my tank...probably because I still fill up the old fashioned bucket way.

Same here for my FW. SW tank I use my auto topoff system to replace the water to make sure I only put in as much as I take out.
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I've done it a couple of times. I get distracted easily.......... 'nuf said !!
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