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Old 05-31-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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Powerhead caught on fire

Hi all my powerhead in my saltwater tank starting smoking and smelled like burnt plastic. Now all my fish shrimp etc.. are all dead and the water still stinks. Has anyone ever heard of this before I am not even sure if i can salvage my live rock.Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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What power head did this???? Thats truly terrible!
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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It was petco brand king 6500 I am so upset I have had it up and running for about 10 years
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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Its been running for ten years? 24/7
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I'm so sorry to hear this. i really am. That totally stinks.

I would get some water mixed up and move your live rock while you drain the tank. Do you have corals?
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Sorry to hear that I'd be tremendously upset.
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Sounds similar to an incident Kurt had a while back- The Importance of Extra Water and an Emergency Kit
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the tank has been up for 10 years powerhead is about a year and a half old
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I have alot of mushrooms and polyps and rock is covered w/ coralline
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Yeah, I would def try to get them out as soon as possible. Might be able to salvage it.

I wish you luck!!
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