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    Another flood at pwall's place

    Well, yet another flood at pwall's place.....but not from the RO/DI unit this time.
    The kids were playing downstairs and they ran up yelling 'water is pooring out of the tank!!'. As soon as I got to the stairs, I could hear it...knew this wasn't gonna to be good.
    I went down and immediately unplugged the pump in the sump, the water was pooring from all the top end of the tank. We used towells and a shop-vac to clean up the water. Hopefully, since we caught this real fast, they're won't be any damage to the floor.
    After it was cleaned up, then went to look for what caused the flood since there's nothing in the tank except for snails, hermit crabs, pistol shrip and goby, and the sea cucumber (see thread 'Anthilia...die die diie). Turns out that the sea cucumber made it's way into the overflow thus slowing down the return. This emptied the sump and then the top-up kicked in to top-off the sump. All in all, about 5-10 gallons of water went over the edge.

    I gotta find a way to get an overflow drilled into the in it's current position as it can't be moved.

    Just thought I'd share.

    Patrick.
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    Patrick.
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    another reason why cukes shouldn't be kept eh

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    sorry to he ar that pat. Maybe it's time to NUKE the cuke lol.

    How is the anthilia doing by the way? Any die-off yet?

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    Die off? Oh yes....all the rock has been removed from the tank.
    Some of it is sitting in seperate tanks now with the anthelia gone.
    Other rock that had so much is sitting in a container and left to dry out.
    I also have approximately 100+ lbs of rock in containers in the garage that my cousin gave to me (used it as decoration in her backyard). I'll be 'cooking' that rock over the next week to get it ready to put back into the tank probably the end of January/mid-February.
    Basically, starting back at square one. Hopefully, the tank will look ok by September as I'm planning on hosting another MASO then.
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    Patrick.
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    You could carefully drill i like OSD and I have mine. Just put the water down in your tank about 8" and get out the dremel and go to town.


    Oh and sorry about the spill!!
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Senior Member pwall's Avatar
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    I'm thinking about that.....removing all the water won't be a problem, I have lots of containers to put it in.
    It's the 1/2 inch glass that makes me wonder....
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    Go ahead and drill it... if it breaks its a good excuse for an upgrade

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    sorry to hear that Pat !
    hope the damage is minimal.
    I strongly urge you to reconsider my earlier pm
    ie: my offer still stands to help you out to move the tank out of the wall and drill it for ya let me know.. but single overflows are prone to do that.. i had a blue linkia that just loved to stop the water flow....never figured why.. to catch more food? to piss off the owner or just as a sport/hobby( beavers build dams, linkias block drains ).. LOL

    Oh..and I never cracked a members tank yet.. only one of my 5g's.. and its entirely my fault.. I was using one of my dead drill bits and pushed too hard.. i didn't care much since i had only paid 6$ for it.

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    Maybe you could do to overflows. That way if one goes down the second one could handle the load.
    Just a thought

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    Sorry to hear that Pat. This is every reefers nightmare I think. What do you have as an overflow at this time?

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