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(sad) Saterday Morrning 6am

 

I walk out of the bed room suns starting to come up, fell the coolness of the Hardwood floor on my feet. I Walk to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee,and haft way there I fill water on my feet I look down and I have cherrios floating arround my feet since my grand son was over last night.(What the @$%# )!

At that moment a strange sound fills my ears, one I dont hear often. the grinding noise of pumps when they dont have water. ( What the @%$#)!

I look at the Reef Tank, every thing looks normal. My oldest son showed up after I went to bed and is sleeping on the floor next to the Tank on the $1,700 Memory foam Mattres.

He wakes up, since he feels my present standing over him. and out of his mouth comes ( What the @$#%)! The Foam mattres he has been sleeping on has now became a nice warm salt water bed. I wounder if he pissed him self!! he didnt say?(laugh)

I get him to get up and drag the 400 lb water bed out of the way. and there is water flowing out the doors of my tank stand. ( What the @#$%)! (scratch)

I open the doors and my 20 gal sump is empty the pumps are grinding, but theres water in the Reef tank (What the @#%$)!(scratch)

After a closer look, The problem is that my bag filter has became cloged and the top of it is resting on the edge of my sump and has been flowing slowly over the side into to the stand cabnet (What the @#%$)!DOH!

I did some Rock scaping in the tank last night and had a lot of sedament in the tank which cloged the bag filter should of cleaned it after I cleaned the floor up last night.DOH!

So I unplug all the lights since there getting ready to switch on and my ballest are setting in water (flame) I go grab the wet dry vac and start sucking up water and I hear behind me (What the @%$#)! (wife)the wife is up. So at this point I dont know what to say cause I dont know if iam in trouble. (scary)

I respond no **** (What the #$%@)! like if the dog caused it (plotting). She just turns around and goes back to bed. I think it worked. (rock2)

I now have the living room cleaned up Fans blowing throughout the room drying every thing off. I think I am golden.(clap)

I wounder if there is a 12 step program to my sickness?

 

It may go Like this.

 

#1 We admitt we are powerless over are Reef Systems.

HI my name is Robert I am a Reefer.(sad)

 

#2 Come to beleave a power greater then us can restore us to our sanity.

Call the LFS or post on the fourm they will know what to do.(plotting)

 

#3 Made a decision to turn our life over to the care of the Clown fish, as we under stand him.

Nemo please he me.(drooler)

 

#4 Make a searching and moral inventory of all my fish and corals.

(What the @$#%)! weres my Dragon Goby? I found him while vac up water he floated out from behind my sump.(sad)

 

#5 admitted to Nemo, ourselfs, and to the fourm the nature of our wrongs.

Sorry Honey It was my fault and not the dogs.(wife) as for you not saying sorry to any of you. Your all the reef dealers get me into trouble.(laugh)

 

#6 Were entirely ready to have Nemo to remove all the defects of our Reef system.

30 meetings in 30 days, Ok stop by UpScales today, Play TfT Golf tomorrow, Pick up new Tank Tomorrow. (naughty)

 

#7 Humbly ask Nemo to watch over our tanks.

as I have to attend meetting every day now.

 

#8 Made a list of all fish and corals we have harmed.

1. Dragon Goby.Didnt cover top of tank

2. Coral frag cant find since doing Rock Scaping DOH!

 

#9 Make driect admends to all the frags and fish when ever possible.

Sorry for stressing all you frags since I move you three times a week. I promes to keep my hands out of the tank and only move you once a month.(nutty)

 

#10 Continued to take inventory of our tanks and admittd it when were missing some thing.

Will start that tomorrow.

 

#11 Shought throught prayer and reading to improve our reef systems.

Read Fourms more often.(rock2)

 

#12 Having a sprital awaking as a result of having water on the floor and carry this message to fellow Reefers and to practise these principles in all of out affairs.

 

You all under stand this were here to help.(naughty)

 

You all have a good day have to run to get some live rock.

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ReefSickNess

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TFT Disc Golf Tournament!

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I am with you, as many of us are. Such incidents either break us or make us harder in our resolve.

 

My moment of truth came when my wife looked at the salt water on the formerly beautiful 3/4" oak floor that took us so much work to install and said, "Are we sure we really want to do this?".

 

Everyone getting into reef systems should be warned:

 

You WILL leak water onto your floor!

 

I am glad we stuck it out!

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Hello!

My name is Jaymee Cuti and I am a producer on the radio show Destination DIY, which airs on Oregon Public Broadcasting, as well as a few public radio stations in Texas and New York, plus on the Web as a podcast.

I'm working for a segment about Do-It-Yourself disaster stories and I'm wondering if you might be willing to tell your story on the radio. As a fellow aquarist, I assure you that I've also caused a flood and even nearly an electrical fire by letting a sump run dry. I'm sorry this happened but your retelling of it is absolutely hilarious! Please let me know if you're up for telling your story.

You can learn more about the show at www.destinationdiy.org or by contacting me at jaymee@destinationdiy.org. I'm on a tight deadline so if you think you might be interested, please send me a message ASAP.

Thanks so much.

--Jaymee

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Wow, good to hear your wife didn't tear you a new one... I'm a Noob to the reefer world and i assure you i will be checking my filter sock ( when i finish this [language filter] setup) everyday...

 

 

I am a noob reefer... I will have no control of my addiction...

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Wow, good to hear your wife didn't tear you a new one... I'm a Noob to the reefer world and i assure you i will be checking my filter sock ( when i finish this [language filter] setup) everyday...

 

 

I am a noob reefer... I will have no control of my addiction...

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