Just received bad news!

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  1. EFJ

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    Well where do I start. I am here in Jhb because I had to go for a knee op on Monday, so I can't go home until the weekend because I will only be able to drive then. Now just 10 min's ago my tank sitter just called me and nearly my entire livestock is dead due to a power outage last night. All that is left is one of my clowns, silver scat and 2 pyjama cardinals. Further I lost everything, even my beloved Nevarcus Angel. So just bad luck, lost all my corals and now nearly all my fish. Really heart sore, those are just like my kids and this happens. :(:(:(:(
     
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  3. NJH

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    That truely sucks. Sorry to hear.
     
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    The best part is most of them I have had for four years and they were eating out of my hand.
     
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    No!!! I can only imagine the heart sore. Sorry to hear!
     
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    Sorry to hear EFJ, no idea what else to say.
     
  7. Darren24

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    Very sad. Sorry.
     
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    I'm really sorry to hear... I know exactly how you feel I lost my entire tank not too long ago as well....
     
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    Thanks guys much appreciated. I think it will really hit me when I get home and see my very empty tank.
     
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    Sorry to hear dude good luck
     
  11. EFJ

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    Thanks. This just makes me realize that I didn't cover all my bases as I thought. I think it is any reefers biggest worry when they are away from their tank and someone else is looking after for them. This just makes me more determined to try to make it fail safe. There is now a lot of planning to be done before I start restocking.
     
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    That's terrible news EFJ, I know some what of your pain. My area was hit with a 36hour powerloss thanks to cable theft 2 weeks ago. And I lost everything aswell.

    So please share your ideas on making it bulletproof. So far only thing I can come up with is to get a small generator, so I can atleast recharge my batteries in such a long outage
     
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    sorry to hear, very sad
     
  14. ShLiMi333

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    sorry to hear. ive got jack squat in my tank and i love it to bits already. cant imagine what you are going through. Why not invest in an inverter. i got a 600w pure sinewave with 80w panel 15amp regulator and normal 12v battery. as soon as my setup is up and running i will connect. it only cost my 2k. still very sad though...
     
  15. EFJ

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    Thanks guys. Sorry for your loss @Toolboysa, this definitely rates up there as one of my worst feelings. I am starting to look at a dedicated solar panel setup just for my tank for starters. Will figure out the rest when I get home.
     
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    Thanks @ShLiMi333 for the solar idea. I think I will be looking at a 300w panel instead of a 80w but definitely going this route.
     
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    Where you got the stuff from. Sounds good.
     
  18. EFJ

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    There is a couple of sites online, Zulteck warehouse springs to mind. Shop around as there are really good combo deals on these sites. I was researching solar power for my property in Jhb and found quite a few sites.
     
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    i got the inverter from a local shop andthe rest i bought from solar solutions. Zultech isnt bad either but Solar olutions had some cheaper gear
     
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    Just found out that my geyser is the guilty party in this whole ordeal. The geyser cracked on the weld seams unfortunately on the side where the element is. Luckly the geyser is mounted outside or else I would have to deal with water damage in the house or even lost some expensive electrical equipment on top of what I have already lost.
     
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    Well, thats just awful. Nothing could've prevented it
     
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