Been away from the site and figured I should join back in with this.
I was upstairs when I heard the sound of water spraying. Water? I ran downstairs and found my 35 gallon hexagon tank with water spilling out of it!! On instict, I reached down and tried to unplug the pump. ZAAAP!!! I felt my whole body quiver as I shocked myself. It must of jogged my memory because i remembered something very important, saltwater is a very good conductor
. I went into the kitchen and grabbed a towel, and ran back. I was able to use it to turn off my light, which had begun to flicker rather uncomfortably. But when I covered my hand and reached for the switch to all the power my hand touched a cord, and ZAAAP!!! Once again electricity showed its wonders. My dad finally cut of the power to the section, and it was over.
What happened is that this tank has a regugium below. The power was shut of long enough for the refugium to overflow and the top tank to go below the suction level, stopping it. Then, the power turned back on and the pump drained the refugium and poured it into the tank, overflowing and running all over the electrical.
Anyway, I am fine, everthing still works and nothing was killed. I have now put my electrical stuff up higher so water wont touch it. My question is for those who have a setup like this; is there any way to prevent a power outage from "killing" your tank?