Total annihilation

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Ross, 2 May 2009.

  1. Ross

    Ross

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    Lost my nano last night. Total annihilation, nearly everything gone :(

    A few weeks back my kalk reactor dropped a whole bunch of kalk into the sump. I managed to save it. As soon as I saw the mess I was able to siphon all the kalk out and do a 50 litre water change. A few days after that, the kalk pump chewed up the impeller.

    I got a new pump yesterday and set it all up. Checked that all was working and left the tank to itself. I watched a movie with my little one and then went to check on the tank, it was white as snow. I have no idea what happened but that was it.

    A few corals made it and the hermits but I jsut could not face almost starting over so I gave the left overs to the LFS and shut the tank down.
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    eish buck this seems to be going around like swine flu!! sorry for your losses dude, get back on the horse and take it slow...
     
  4. scubaninja

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    wow sorry to hear Ross!! Bad things are happening too much these days, its an epidemic
     
  5. Warr7207

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    Wow, I heard your bad luck from Donovan, sorry for the losses.

    The new tank is worth the wait
     
  6. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Eish! Really sorry to hear. Ross...... Not nice......Are you talking about a calcium reactor, or calcium stirrer?
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Sorry to hear that Ross, i hope you can restart though.
     
  8. Tony

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    Ouch. Sorry for the loss.
     
  9. crispin

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    wow ross, really sorry to hear that. it truley was a beautiful nano. I hope you bounce back quickly and that the new tank comes without lots of waiting.

    sorry for your losses once again
     
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    Eish sorry to hear that bud.
     
  11. Jaak

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    Eish, sorry for your losses Ross!!
     
  12. sunburst

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    So sorry Ross

    This imo is the only downside to the kalk top up...faulty sticking dirty float... especially when a nano is concerned.. Two precautions should be taken.
    1)Never leave the pump sitting at the bottom of the drum. Use a peg to raise or lower the pump to a level that would be equivalent to a days consumption.
    2)With a nano never use saturated kalk.
     
  13. Ross

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    It was the kalk stirrer ... was using a ReefOcto KS-1

    Well the tank and all the bits are all packed up and cleaned.
    (Some stuff will soon be on the for sales forum)

    Will wait now for the new tank and then see what I am going to do.
    I am so upset at the moment I am not in the mood to start all over but I am sure that will change in a few says. My wife and I decided if we do start again to start fresh fresh with the new tank. The only bits I will use is the Live Rock that I have cooking in the garage.
     
  14. chikaboo

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    Sorry for your loss man but just get back in the driving seat and go on - it's worth it!
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Really sorry to hear Ross - and thanks for the heads up.

    Please don't see this "speed bump" as the be all and end all..... Please rather see it as a lesson to be learnt.....

    There's a LOT to be learned in the mistakes we deem as failures. This is NOT a failure - but rather an opportunity to learn - WHAT NOT TO DO IN FUTURE!

    Good luck mate!

    Let the next on be a FAR BETTER success than the past one!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :slayer:
     
  16. JD167

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    Sorry the hear about this Ross. It sucks when you have a set-back like this. Take it easy for a while. The new tank will be a nice project to get back into things.
     
  17. seank

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    Sorry to hear Ross. Bummer, it was one nice nano
     
  18. Tobes

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    Sorry for the loss man, but please don't give up on the hobby - you had a great nano, and the new one will be even better. I also think that maybe you must start from scratch, let it run the cycle etc etc. New tank, new beginning :)
    Good luck Ross - keep your chin up :wave2:
     
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    Missed this thread, sorry to hear about your tank Ross, it was a stunning tank.
     
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