How would you react ?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Junz, 27 Nov 2011.

  1. Junz

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    How would you react if someone told you that you have one of the best tanks in the world see below

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    and then one day you find it looking like this


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  3. shaunn

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    get the a shot gun
     
  4. mandarinman

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    Oops i dont think anyone could handle that very well. Whos tank and how did it happen?
     
  5. Annoying

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    Step1: Get into the fetal position
    Step2: Begin with knocking your head against a brick wall
    Step3: Begin talking to yourself with insanity in your voice and repeat over and over "WHY WHY WHY!!!"
    step4: Begin to think that everything will be OK and you can start all over again.
    Step5: Remember all what you have done to get your tank too look like it did and begin again at step1.

    Ok seriously what happened?
     
  6. shaunn

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    there seams to be big time laps between the pic's
     
  7. shaunn

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    all so the sand has been shifted
     
  8. Keanan

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    :dft004:
     
  9. butcherman

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    apparently this was the result of a 30 hour powercut....
     
  10. Munky82

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    at least he got some chromis left. So it's all good
     
  11. Annoying

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    Electricity is both the love of this hobby and it's death! Do you know if it was due to oxygen shortage or temp or a mix of both?

    Hahaha always a silver lining:p
     
  12. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is what stresses me.. do i really want to run my system so dependant? as in keep sensitive inhabitants? mm id never sleep..
     
  13. shaunn

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    i am getting my inverter today
     
  14. cclarity

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    All I can say is sorry for you loss.:eek:
     
  15. Evo R

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    This is one of the very few times where that guy from the beer advert(Real men dont drink pink drinks) will tell you its ok to cry!!
     
  16. dallasg

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    while its a tradegy, i hope everyone learns that backup power is just as important or even more as your designer skimmers and LED lights

    backup power should be bought first and your system planned around it
     
  17. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    while i agree with you i do believe that everything plays its role and you are essentially as vulnerable as your least reliable piece of equipment..

    heaters, chillers, additives, flow pumps etc etc all play an important role and if one were to fail EG: a cheap pump burn out or a goedkoop heater were to remain on you would be as weak as that item..

    just a question.. if he were less stocked would it have made a difference? ie: could his inhabitants have pulled through?

    back up power is definatley a critical piece of equipment as it will keep the biological functions and oxygenation levels up to notmal in such an outage..
     
  18. Helga

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    :eek::eek::eek: My worst nightmare!!!!

    AM SO SORRY!!!1

    Admin should make these pictures a sticky!!!! For all to see when they open MASA!!!!
    ----- A WARNING AND LESSON TO LEARN------
    This is a reality in this country of ours where basic electricity is not a given anymore.
     
  19. pXius

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    I don't think most of our "backup" systems are aimed to run a tank for 30+hours. On the other hand, I would have rented a generator after 6 hours.
     
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    Agreed

    My tunze return pump can last atleast 20 hours. But after 6 hours i would look at hooking up the gennie.
     
  21. Quintus

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    OMG
     

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