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  1. animalia

    animalia

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    good !@#$%^ morning

    I had a fire in my house ! yes a fire - the ATS burned out - Hubby is not around so I have to sort all the crap out see pictures [​IMG]

    luckily the tap of the auto top up sprayed on the flames and the best of all is- The fish tank is running to perfection still - just a few meltdown point which I have to fix today. apparantly according to the light timer it happened this morning at 3 pm - I slept right through it.
     
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  3. Mike

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    That looks nasty, glad you're ok, good luck with the clean up.
     
  4. animalia

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    here is some more pics[​IMG]
     
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    Eish hope u get it all sorted out soon
     
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    Wow! Glad you are ok!
     
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    So sorry to here glad to hear you OK though! I hope people realise the importance of auto top up units now - it has dual purposes;)
     
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    OMG that's hectic...

    The cornices look very dali-esque...

    Do you know how it started?
     
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    Lucky No1 is hurt. Hope u got insurance though. Must of been a scary experience.
     
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    wow thats a terrible beginin to a day. do you know other details like rory asked?
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    Yowza, glad no one was hurt.
     
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    WOW Animalia! OUCH! That's not good news! The good news, though - is that YOU are ok. And your pets! ;)

    Damn - now for the hard work to have this sorted.
    Could this perhaps have been caused by water spraying on the electrical connection, of the globe/light you used?
     
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    wow hectic to sleep through it and have it put out before you wake up. must have needed a strong cup of coffee this morning :( glad no one is hurt though.


    isnt it amazing how much plastic we actually have in houses there days, from picture hangings to wire cables etc etc. must be a nast clean up job though :(

    good to hear tanks running well :)
     
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    haha, just spotted the fly rod in the first pic, please try save it :)
     
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    Sorry to hear Animalia, glad no one got hurt. Hope you get it sorted :)
     
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    sorry to hear at least no one got hurt,i am so far, otherwise i would of given a hand
     
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    Yip agree with Imarine, would love to help tidy up but so far!
     
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    Wow, that is bad... you have all my sympathy...

    Do you know what caused the fire?

    Hennie
     
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    Just to be safe, I would do a decent water change on the tank. I would also put in some fresh carbon.
     
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    Eish, hectic start to the day!!
     
  21. animalia

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    I think now that I have calmed down and not swearing anymore here's the lowdown:

    The ATS was made with a big industrial size black toolbox. water in water out. the light holders were made of porcelein as not to give off any heat (plastic container).

    My assumption is the following - there was a short created in the ATS witht he porcelein holders which started to produce immence heat which in turn had the box meltdown in the fire.

    As a result the tap's top shot off and the water started spraying. which kept the fire to the corner of the room.

    Hubby believes in laminated glass in the home as they cannot break inn by way of breaking the galss - the window on the left - inner window shattered but the outer window stayed in tact . the fireman said that if the fire received more oxygen i could have lsot my home.

    Here's the scary part. - I slept with both my boys 18 months and 3 Years through it all.

    Only at 7.00am this morning I came in and saw all the water on the floor - cursing the fishtank again - Sorry Fishtank.
     
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