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Old 01/21/2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Lightbulb The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Just a quick post about my tank and recent events. Within the past few weeks the weather was hot then extremely cold within two or three days time period, and while I've never had the need for a heater. I usually just leave the house ac and heat on while the tank stays within 7-8 degrees of the house temperature. Having hot weather for a few days I naturally left the heater off and went to my gf's to stay for a few days. I checked the AC3 from there and noticed the temperature was at 63 degrees! The way I have the temp probe in the top of the tank it could have easily came out and read the room temp as opposed to the tank temp so I thought nothing of it. When I got back the tank temp was 60, no heat on in the house and everything was dead. Lesson learned, get a heat controller! All is not lost, I still have my fish, a few ricordias and some bleached mushrooms, yay. The positive thing about it all is now I can start over and probably go with a species only tank or stag tank something to that effect. Anyway, here's a few old, new, and recent tank crash shots. Thanks for looking, get a heat controller!

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Old 01/21/2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 01/21/2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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2 of the four buckets used to collect the dead corals.


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Old 01/21/2008, 12:37 PM   #4
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that sucks, did the zoas survive?


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Old 01/21/2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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Wow that looks painful, sorry to hear.


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Old 01/21/2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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That had to have been a nightmare! So many frags lost.


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Old 01/21/2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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that sucks, did the zoas survive?
Nope, they died. Ricordeas and some bleached mushrooms are about the only thing left.


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Old 01/21/2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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Man, what a shame


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Old 01/21/2008, 05:13 PM   #9
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Time for a bigger tank


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Old 01/21/2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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That sucks so much. I'm not sure what would be worse, coming home and finding out that something like that happened, or being away and seeing it online and not getting home for a few days to see if it was correct and worrying about it.



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Old 01/21/2008, 06:48 PM   #11
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Your thread name says it all. How did you go from beauty to the beast?


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Old 01/21/2008, 07:31 PM   #12
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Ouch


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Old 01/21/2008, 09:49 PM   #13
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sorry man. Thanks for sharing the lesson.

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Old 01/22/2008, 01:52 AM   #14
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It also looks like you stop trimming and caring for the tank. Is that true? Just my observation..


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Old 01/22/2008, 05:31 AM   #15
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awwww man,sorry to see that. it was so gorgeous. what happend?


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Old 01/22/2008, 05:56 AM   #16
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Wow sorry for your loss


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Old 01/22/2008, 09:33 AM   #17
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Well then... I'm curious to know what happened as well??? So much carnage shouldn't be allowed...


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Old 01/22/2008, 05:38 PM   #18
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awwww man,sorry to see that. it was so gorgeous. what happend?
Water temperature dropped from 80 to 60 in about 2 days time. That pretty much did it.

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I was thinking the same thing! Go big.

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That had to have been a nightmare! So many frags lost.
4' long prop tank completely filled. There's nothing left in there, maybe some pretty aptasia.

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It also looks like you stop trimming and caring for the tank. Is that true? Just my observation..
It gets a little difficult to clean around 3' monti caps, that and I like letting everything grow naturally. Not a big fan of main tanks that look like frag tanks.


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Old 01/22/2008, 06:33 PM   #19
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I liked the look. I will let mine grow out as well. I like the more natural look.


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Old 01/22/2008, 08:09 PM   #20
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So sorry for your lose.... think positive and start all over again.


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