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Old 01-14-2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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When was the last time you overfilled your tank?

I'm such a tool, just overflowed my tank for the 2nd time ever..

What about you guys?
Come on, i know we've all done it..

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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I've never done it (thankfully) but my husband has. After watching him overflow the 29 gal tank, I keep a very close eye on them during refill. A few months ago he filled the 150 REALLY full.

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:34 AM   #3
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I have also, never done it. Thank goodness!
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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When I had my Mbuna tank setup, I overfilled that a couple times.......and have overfilled my planted 55 once. Its been atleast a few months since I've done it though. I guess with the larger tanks I tend to get bored while waiting for it to fill and find other things to occupy myself with.....then I forget that I was filling the tank until I've watered the carpet with a gallon or so of water. I am afraid to see what the carpet under the stand looks like..........
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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I have come really close a few times but I have caught it at the last second. One time it was within a couple millimeters of the edge. I ended up having to drain some water out. I could see how overfilling a tank could easily be done.

I have however spilled about 1/2 of a 5 gallon bucket of dirty tank water on the carpet. Yuck. Thankfully I was able to shampoo and dry the carpet and keep it from smelling.

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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....
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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Never overfilled, But I had an overflow I had my Maxi-Jet pointed straight up at the surface and the lid was open. I came home from work and half my tank was on the floor ruined my wood laminate kitchen it bowed and now really needs replaced(I was going to replace it anyway) Still not sure of how it exactly happened?
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I`ve only overflowed my refuge.


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Never overflowed my tank...probably because I still fill up the old fashioned bucket way.

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I haven't over filled my tank but I have had a power outage cause a mess. The back siphon from my returns overflowed my return tank and I ended up with water all over the place. The only thing I have over filled is my RO/DI container. I forget that it is on and end up with water on the floor. Solved that problem after Christmas I got an auto-shut-off for my RO/DI!! No more overfilling for me!

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