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    Snow Storm (Powerhead)!!! Argh!!!

    So I come home from work yesterday to see a real mess. The #@!$%^* powerhead suction cups let go and blew a huge crater in my DSB! Well after a couple hours of digging everthing out and blowing everything off I am somewhat back to normal. This morning all my corals and fish seem to look normal but should I be concerned about a spike or anything else? My PH jumped up (8.2 - 8.5 but might be my pinpoint. It has been acting up lately) but i am not sure if this was the cause (Sandstorm). I hate it when that happens! I really have to figure out a better way of attaching PWR HDS.

    R

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    I don't think that this is something to worry about. In nature there are often hurricanes that stir up the reefs pretty bad and they survive. I don't have a personal experience with this problem but I've read that it's not bad when it happens ... it's just anoying.

    Hope this helps,

    Steph

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    I've heard that a powerhead on a DSB has led to tank crashes with particularily older DSBs. Stirring up the sand bed, as you know, is a big no-no.

    I would monitor closely over next 72 hours and perform water changes as necessary.

    Why not add a small amount of crazy glue to suction cups? Sounds like its a reocurring issue...
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