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Old 10-17-2005, 11:05 AM   #11
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I've had a minor flood (just a couple gallons) due to auto-topoff that decided you can never have too much water. Not sure which is worse for floods, carpet or wood floors. Scares me to think of this happening with my 90 gal.

I hope you get everything back up soon!
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:40 PM   #12
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Wow, that is awful. The silver lining to this cloud is that you were there as it began, and prevented a major disaster. Sounds like you saved everything. Keep your head high, everything will be fine.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:42 PM   #13
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Always use a power strip with a circuit breaker.
If at all possible, have that power strip plugged into a GFI outlet.
Make sure the power strip and other outlets are as far away as possible from any plumbing/filters etc hanging off the back of your tank
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:58 PM   #14
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Nice job. Sounds like you acted quick and avoided a major problem. It does suck, but like you said...it could have been worse. time to consider an upgrade?
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Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Glad you somewhat caught it in time. Hope all goes well. I hope you keep us updated with all this. Been wondering myself if house insurance covers this.
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:12 AM   #16
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Hey Elise, I was going over some old posts and saw this one again. How did it go for you? Good things I hope!
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:10 AM   #17
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Just read this post sorry about the leak. I hope it all went well for you. I get a bad feeling each time I find a wet spot on the floor, is it a leak, is it that I spilled water doing a top off or doing a water change.
I end up checking the tank over and over again. give us a up date as to how things go.

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been there done that got a bad shock never never spill water into the power strip!!! 8O 8O
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:18 AM   #18
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Hey everyone

Thanks again for the kind comments..

Oceanic is going to be replacing the Tank. They are also replacing the stand - they werent going to at first (because that is not under warrenty) But i sent pictures of how the corners are sort of splitting because they got wet and i was concerned about it.
He decided to give me a break for my troubles. Needless to say, our wood floors are still kinda ruined.

Brought my bad fish tank to the fish store and looked for the leak. it was easy to find. tons of bubbles in the silicone all round the bottom

i dont even know if i wanna do this anymore! :\
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....tons of bubbles in the silicone all round the bottom
WOW! 8O 8O I've never seen that in any tank.. including the SUPER cheap ones I used to sell at a big box store! That just plain stinks..

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i dont even know if i wanna do this anymore! :\
No, I hope it hasnt come to that.. 8O Don't let it get you down.. What you discribed is very rare as I said.. I've never seen it and I've handled hundreds of tanks..

Thank you for giving us an update on the situation.. Did you contact the home/renter's insurance to see if the floor was covered in case of such an event? If so let us know how that went.. thanks in advance..
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