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...including the hard wood floors. Who do we call?

Anyone help save what corals are left? Clowns still alive...tank is straight fresh water now

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What happened? wish i lived closer.
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Looks like the refugium drain was plugged up. I wondered why it wasn't standard to drill 2 drains just in case...never again.

Flood damage crews coming...would still appreciate some refuge for my survivors
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If you can bring things up here I've got a 29 for fish and corals that's all setup and running with a few frags. Text me if you need to bring things up here.

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I am sooooo sorry! 
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I'd pm Linn Griffith here, he does flood damage and restoration for a living.  

Also, if anything is alive there are people with tank space and spare frag tanks... like myself.

But honestly I'm not sure if the tank is really on your mind right now as opposed to the rest of the house.

Wow.

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Ouch, that sucks man! text me if you still need some help
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I've had a few offers now but I'm not sure if they'd survive now anyway...pretty far gone...it's probably been flooding for over a day.

Flood guys are already here
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I'm sorry to hear this.   You had a great looking tank. I've come home and found a seem had gone out on a 55 gallon and there were fish and water all over the floor. I can empathize man. If you want some frags off your peach zoas let me know (when things are up and running)
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Thanks everyone... May have saved the fish, but alot of dead coral slime floating around. Big decisions well be tomorrow. Have to tear down the tanks so they can work on the hardwood floors...question will be if they will ever go back up or if I'm having a blow out sale on here :'(

Big thanks to Faith who was close and came by to try and save some corals. Fish wouldn't come out but they may be ok after all...tough

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I am sorry I just got back to town and I read your thread!!! Is there anything I can do to help?
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Thanks but I think we've done what we can for tonight...might take people up on help tomorrow if I have to tear down and relocate...or just borrow enough pumps for tubs
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I work down town if you need anything watched let me know I have a 180 that I can hold corals for you.
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So sorry! Had I seen this earlier, I would have come directly over. Let me know if you need anything.
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Sorry I didn't see this till now. I do have spare (clean) brute cans and a couple small mag pumps. I also have frag tank space but I only have a couple par bulbs over it at the moment. Enough light for all but SPS growth but plenty of room as it's all but empty right now.

I've also kept a few larger styrofoam boxes around should those help in transport and I could swing by about noon if it helps.

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thanks all... if/when they need to tear up my hardwood floors, I'll need to tear out my tanks... at that point I might need to borrow some mag pumps for various bins... I have a bunch of rubbermaid bins fortunately.
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terror at first site (see the ceiling)
 
stalagtites (or was it mites)?
my poor little girls' rooms... puddles... soaked their dressers, clothes,  basically rained...

the waterfall from the light cover was a nice touch...

this is what a tank full of slimy dead-coral guts looks like...


can you see the ripples in the floor? this one is about an inch tall



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Oh man I am so sorry! While it may be painful can you explain more about what caused it? you mentioned a clogged refugium drain? Do you mean the drain from the display to the refugium got clogged some how and you only had that one drain? Any idea on how it got clogged? Again so sorry about this.
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Originally posted by Bryce Bryce wrote:

Oh man I am so sorry! While it may be painful can you explain more about what caused it? you mentioned a clogged refugium drain? Do you mean the drain from the display to the refugium got clogged some how and you only had that one drain? Any idea on how it got clogged? Again so sorry about this.

I had my refugium on a stand next to my tank on display because me and the kids love to watch the bug life.  

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I have a sump under the main tank so both drain to the sump and my return pump sends water to both.  It appears a bubble algae in my refugium managed to float up and in and plug my refugium... so the pump kept send water and it didn't drain... worse yet, my auto-top off system kept filling up the sump with freshwater which was promptly pumped out to the main tank and the refugium... and on and on.

When I had them drilled, it was mentioned that it was standard to only drill 1 drain... I had previously wanted to implement the beananimal fail-safe overflow, which gives 3 drains (1 valve controlled, underwater drain  (silent), 1 normal at-surface drain with upside down U (again silent), and then a 3rd emergency drain right at the top edge of that tank, so that if it it's going to overflow, it goes straight down a drain.  You'd probably still kill your fish/coral if it got to the emergency drain (due to freshwater auto-top off), but you'd NEVER have a drop of water hit the ground.

Hate it when I don't trust my instincts...  2 drains seems like it should be a no brainer, plugs happen.  of course for me, they had to happen when I was out of town for 2 days and hadn't had a problem since setup.
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