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What was the biggest "scare" you've ever had keeping reef tanks"?

  • Tank leaking

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  • All fish dying

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  • etc.

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When I was on vacation in Jamaica i walked in to my room after dinner and drinks. There was a message on my phone from my house sitter "STEVE CALL US BACK RIGHT AWAY, YOU TANK IS LEAKING WATER AND ITS DRIPPING INTO YOUR BASEMENT. CALL US BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So after over 100 dollars in long distance calls I walked my mother in law who knows nothing about aquariums through empting my 72 bowfront into tubs and placing all the corals and fish into buckets. I lost about half my corals and all inverts but surpricingly my fish survived. They also sat in the tubs for 4 days untill i got back. Not to mention the water damage on my carpet and finished basement. And my ruined vacation.

It turned out that the tank lost a seal, I am just glad it did not burst. The tank was only 4.5 years old and I had bought it new.

Somehow, I convinced my wife to let me Upgrade to a 125. She really loves me.;)
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