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Old 12-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #31
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And returned to protien. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we'll miss you Nemo.
I had a similar experience with a blue damsel once, never did find any remains.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:32 AM   #32
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I had a similar experience with a blue damsel once, never did find any remains.
Sorry about your damsel, but I'd never put one in my tank again. Little devils they are.
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My 55 g reef tank in 2010 before I broke it down. The new job requires occasional travel which unfortunately doesn't leave enough time for upkeep.

I miss it, but I don't miss being tied to it.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #34
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I just lost my clown (tank raised percula). Had it for at least 5 years.

In fact, I actually did lose it. I think it went over the overlfow and into the protien skimmer. He made it all the way through the skimmer to the sump once, and I returned him to the tank. This time I guess he just died in the skimmer. And returned to protien. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we'll miss you Nemo.
Eerilly like Nemo! Sorry to hear it. Guess fish can't really manipulate gravel intentionally.....

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My 55 g reef tank in 2010 before I broke it down. The new job requires occasional travel which unfortunately doesn't leave enough time for upkeep.

I miss it, but I don't miss being tied to it.

That is gorgeous.

The real beauty of my setup is that it is almost self sufficient.

There is PLENTY of food for the turtles, plecos, and crawfish. Tadpoles and goldfish would be onto survival of the fittest, But I bet 2 months of no food or attention (functioning pump of course) and all would be well.

I dumped and did fresh water at the 4 month mark. I bet with the plecos I will be fine at 6 months.

EDIT: Dammit! Failed to mention that there also 12 or so small crawdads and 1 fish (from the same creek as tadpoles) and 3 white shrimp not from the creek.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #35
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Used to have a 55 gallon freshwater rig in my living room. Front bottom seal went out on it one night, flooded the living room and did $8,000 damage to my house (hardwood floors, ruined the basement ceiling, etc.) That tank got put out on the curb. Once my basement remodel is finished, I'd like to get another - maybe in the 125-250 range... but it'll be a higher quality tank, and solid acrylic if I can swing it. Thinking of going saltwater next time.

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Used to have a 55 gallon freshwater rig in my living room. Front bottom seal went out on it one night, flooded the living room and did $8,000 damage to my house (hardwood floors, ruined the basement ceiling, etc.) That tank got put out on the curb. Once my basement remodel is finished, I'd like to get another - maybe in the 125-250 range... but it'll be a higher quality tank, and solid acrylic if I can swing it. Thinking of going saltwater next time.
Holy crap that would suck. I have always worried about that happening in my house. Did homeowners insurance cover it?
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Used to have a 55 gallon freshwater rig in my living room. Front bottom seal went out on it one night, flooded the living room and did $8,000 damage to my house (hardwood floors, ruined the basement ceiling, etc.) That tank got put out on the curb. Once my basement remodel is finished, I'd like to get another - maybe in the 125-250 range... but it'll be a higher quality tank, and solid acrylic if I can swing it. Thinking of going saltwater next time.
I had a leak once too. Emptied half of a 45g saltwater into carpet. I don't remember how that got cleaned, but I do know I re-siliconed that tank and used it for a few more years. If anyone does this, use the right aquarium silicone, or else the next day the silicone will be floating and your tank will be half full again. Don't ask me how I know.

My current 90g saltwater tank is on hardwood floors. I really really hope it never leaks.
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That's the other thing I don't miss. Living in constant fear that my tank was a ticking time bomb! Acrylic's are no guarantee against failure either.

I know someone that that came home to many gallons of stench on the floor because his protein skimmer decided to go haywire with foam production and overflowed the skimmate reservoir.
He's still not entirely sure why, but it wasn't mechanical. Some sort of event occurred that (possibly coral chemical warfare) caused his tank to go into a rapid crash. The water was dark green and almost everything was dead or dying.

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My tank is only half full and all lines are in the tank, the filter, should it fail, overflows into the tank. I also have a LOT of rocks in the tank that displace a lot of water.

It would still be a mess, but I think it would be manageable.

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Yup, having in tank filtration takes a lot of the risk out of it. Make sure to epoxy those rocks down though!

For me, the list of what could go wrong went something like this:

  • Blown out seal
  • Mechanical failure, sump overflow
  • Reef rock structure collapse, possibly caused by my livestock.
  • Hitchiker mantis "thumb splitter" shrimp. Capable of breaking glass with their strike!
  • Fish/snail finds it's way into overflow plumbing and clogs it.
  • Auto Top off float switch/valve fails
  • My children
  • Other peoples children
  • My dogs
  • Earthquake
  • Loss of power, return line siphons back to sump and overflows it. (Smart design prevents this, but it can be a hard lesson to learn)

Somehow I managed to talk SWMBO into it though. Mostly because I kept all the doomsday's scenarios to myself and had a lot risk mitigation built into my rig.
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