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Thread: I am heartbroken today.
06-23-2013, 02:59 PM #1
I am heartbroken today.
I lost my 150 gallon tank this morning. It blew a seal in the bottom and It drained out 10 - 15 gallons before I could start with damage control. It started raining my neighbors apartment, but it was dealt with before any real damage could happen. I simply want to cry, n0w I just dr0pped my lapt0p while typing this and I have t0 use the dang zer0 butt0n as an "0". N0w I have t0 start l00king t0 reh0me s0me 0f my fish, especially my big plec0. I wish I c0uld type m0re but I'm just t0 destr0yed at the m0ment, this hurts f0r s0me reas0n, s0 much w0rk f0r naught.When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!
06-23-2013, 03:41 PM #2
Terrible blow longshot. It's every fish keeper's nightmare. It'll take time, but when the cleanup is over, I do sincerely hope
you will return to the hobby. My thoughts are with you.When in doubt, do a water change.
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06-23-2013, 03:51 PM #3
I'm awfully sorry...that's a lot of major stress...:(
I hope it all cleans up/ and sorts itself out without incident...55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
06-23-2013, 04:04 PM #4
06-23-2013, 04:17 PM #5
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Thats horrible.... Hope you can get back in the groove soon. Did one of the seals just break or did a piece of glass break? Re siliconing the tank isnt too hardKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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06-23-2013, 04:35 PM #6
Thank y0u all f0r y0ur replies, they are hugely appreciated. The glass is fine, it pitched a seal. Just need t0 find where and attempt t0 fix it. I had my 55 still, s0 I switched 0ut my water and filter and p0pped the fish in there. what a bl00dy l0usy day it has been. and this silly "0" key..mehhh! Think I'm g0nna drink beer, PINTS 0f it- D0n't mind draining th0se. (trying t0 keep my sense 0f hum0r)When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!
06-23-2013, 05:15 PM #7
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06-23-2013, 05:32 PM #8
How devastating! I am so sorry. And this is just the reason I am now in the process of selling my tanks and everything in them. I live on the 5th floor of an apartment building and the thought of having to replace furniture in apartments below me is not something I want to think about.
Very sorry all this has happened. A fish keepers worse nightmare.
06-23-2013, 05:43 PM #9
Sorry to hear this Bro, I know how much time and work you have put into this tank.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi
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06-23-2013, 05:45 PM #10
That's horrible. I'm sorry for your losses, man and I think we can all sympathize. We put so much time/effort/money/love into these tanks and to have something like that happen is definitely a blow to the heart.
Good luck with getting everything back to normal. I hope the damage isn't too bad for you or your neighbor and hope they're understanding. =/