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Old 06/23/2008, 08:57 PM   #276
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Amazing Creature . What color is he most of the time, or will he flash colors.


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Old 06/26/2008, 01:40 AM   #277
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How big was he when u got him?


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Old 06/26/2008, 01:47 PM   #278
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You asking about the one this thread is about or mine?


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Old 08/09/2008, 12:41 PM   #279
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well, no one has added anything lately so, i will lol, buddy, where do you work again lol? you must have a nice budget, im sure the new system wasnt cheap, great job!!! loks outstanding!!! i still cannot believe you got a octopus as a hitchiker!!!! what a great story and a great thread!


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Old 08/10/2008, 07:15 AM   #280
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I think he will end up costing you more money down the road.
If you can afford it then forget my post LOL!


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Old 09/01/2008, 02:16 PM   #281
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It is a cute little guy but aren't you worried that it would devour any fish or inverts because it's in a reef tank?


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Old 09/01/2008, 11:47 PM   #282
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Re: Reef Tank Crashed!

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Sadly to say, this past Sunday coming home from a 10 day family vacation to discover that my Reef Tank was out of power maybe for a week long. Everything was devastated (I don't know what worst I can say), everything was black and an unbearable strong gross smell. I went to the back room cautiously and one of the plastic tubing from my RO unit burst, spraying water all over until it short circuited some of the electricals and tripped two of the aquarium main breakers. Luckily nothing caught on fire, it just completely shut down the tank. All of my Fish, Clams and Octopus were completely decomposed and the Corals are wiped out. My 7 years of hard work with this 180 gallon Reef Tank just went down the drain in a matter of days. I did not have a tank sitter so I set up an Auto-Top-Off, the additonal plastic tubing that connected to the RO's main membrane had some weak spots on it and was the main cause. I was confident and so proud of myself with the set-up everything was running nicely, the auto-feeder and the the food for the Octo was all ready.

What a way to come home from a vacation, I would not wish this happen to anyone. What a bad feeling! I'm just a little messed up right now. Good bye everyone and good luck to all, thank you so much for all your compliments.

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Old 09/09/2008, 01:27 PM   #283
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sorry to hear of your loss.


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Old 10/07/2008, 04:50 PM   #284
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Wow!!! What a rollercoaster!! My biggest fear is my tank crashing.. Cool Octopi, I am obsessed with them 2 3/4 sleeve tattoos with Octopi and squid. Anywhoo I am really impressed that you jumped back in with both feet! I would probably break down and cry and then take a break for several years. New tank looks awesome!!


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Old 10/18/2008, 11:28 PM   #285
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Sorry about the crash. I am new to reefkeeping and found your post while looking to see what all people got as hitchhikers, I got two coral banded shrimp, four crabs and some snails and was kinda feeling guilty. Now I have decided to just be happy with my hitchhikers and make sure that my tank is setup so that no one thing can wipe out the power to my tank. You are an inspiration and when this computer decides to agree with me or more like when the fourteeen year old wakes up, I will look at all the picks, PLEASE keep the post going, thank you, Reddog


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Old 11/01/2008, 08:10 PM   #286
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Man! I just saw this thread, sorry about the crash, I think most have us have been there or will go there . I wish I had all my fish, inverts, and corals back from the crash I had about 7 months ago. Just somthing as simple as a stuck heater can kill 2+ years of hard work.


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Old 11/17/2008, 01:39 PM   #287
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Sorry to hear about the loss. That was one cool octo though. I just saw the thread and was amazed that this was a hitch hiker. Pretty cool and good luck with the rebuild... I am assuming this didn't scare you out of the hobby right...


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Old 11/18/2008, 06:14 PM   #288
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I just read the whole thing! Wild ride! It looks like your new tank is comming along wonderfully. Great Job!


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Old 12/12/2008, 07:40 AM   #289
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fantastic story.. but i want an update.. sooo...

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Old 12/15/2008, 05:48 PM   #290
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WOW...awesome hitchhiker!!


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Old 12/16/2008, 02:44 PM   #291
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ive heard of this happening with a squid before. you are very lucky you got a pretty and healthy one to


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Old 12/31/2008, 03:35 PM   #292
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Old 01/17/2009, 12:13 PM   #293
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Sorry for ure loss man , keep ure head up and re do the tank .


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Old 02/03/2009, 11:28 AM   #294
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When I read the first page of a long thread, I always skip to the last page and read it before I post. This time, I had to go back and read all the pages in between. Definitely not what I was expecting! Nice job with the new tank!

I almost got a "catfish" the other night while I was doing a water change.


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Old 02/09/2009, 02:29 PM   #295
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very cool octo, and great job on the new tank! Glad ot see you got started again!


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Old 02/13/2009, 01:31 PM   #296
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that is an amazing octopus, i hate how all the good stuff comes from the pacific, spread the love to the atlantic......we have a sting ray named after us! lol, asnd a bunch of drab octopus.


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Old 02/13/2009, 01:32 PM   #297
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was, i mean. i am sorry about the crash, i didn't realise this was a multi pager.

bummer dude.


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Old 03/07/2009, 10:10 PM   #298
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thats awsome


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Old 03/07/2009, 10:10 PM   #299
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thats awsome


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Old 03/17/2009, 10:44 PM   #300
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this is such a story!!! I read the whole story.... one of the best i have ever heard. i think this is proof that reefing is addicting! best of luck to you...

how about an update? PLEASE!!!!


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