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Nothing like waking up at 6am to find water all over the floor, your stand flooded and the return pump sucking air..... gonna be a great day. According to Fusion I lost heartbeat around 1:40am.

Been running the wet/dry vac.

Pretty sure its ruined the BRAND Fricken NEW Pan World circulation pump for my CalcRX (3/4 submerged). The dosing pump for the ATO (totally submerged) and for sure killed my ethernet switch (totally submerged).

Still haven't identified the source of the leak. Right now the return pump is off. Have a maxijet pumping water back to the filter sock side of the sump to see if I start seeing more water in the stand. Fingers crossed its not a split seam on the sump.
 

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im so sorry hope the fish are ok and you can salvage some of your set up
 

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Darn Steve! Sorry to hear! Praying for minimal losses, bro! My stuff flooded not long ago, but it was that tropical depression that got me. I’m still cleaning up. Feeling your pain
 
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Darn sorry to hear that. God speed and good luck salvaging what you can
 
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Thanks @Mpolasek , @flipside , @Tnconcept, @ITreefer

Fish are all good. Sure wish I wouldn't have put off mounting the switch and the dosing pump lol...

Could have been worse... could have been the aquarium itself...
 
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I know salt water is a killer.. wondering if I should submerge the panworld pump in some ro/di water?
 
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Damn Steve! Sorry to hear! Praying for minimal losses, bro! My stuff flooded not long ago, but it was that tropical depression that got me. I’m still cleaning up. Feeling your pain
Sorry your stuff flooded. I'm pretty sure your pain is much worse than mine. If you need any help with anything let me know.
 

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Nooooooo. !! That’s terrible. Hope everything comes back together quickly.


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I know salt water is a killer.. wondering if I should submerge the panworld pump in some ro/di water?
Not a bad idea. May reveal whether or not it was the culprit, if you break it down a little. Lube whatever seals you have too...


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Sorry your stuff flooded. I'm pretty sure your pain is much worse than mine. If you need any help with anything let me know.
You’re a great guy! Thanks! I’m clearly on the mend... it’s just taking forever


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if you need some silicon i can try and drop some off at fjw some time this week
 

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Darn, I feel I will never see this tank finished :cry: seems like you keep having set backs. Possibly your new chiller setup you put in recently?
 
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I haven’t plumbed any of the new stuff in so for sure it’s not that.

I haven’t seen new water in the stand yet.

I plan on filling the sump back up to capacity at lunch to see if a split seem is maybe higher than current waterline. If I don’t see anything a few hours after that I will kick the circulation pump back on to see if it’s a plumbing leak.

I have a spare ATO pump. Just didn’t think I would need it so soon.

I guess I will disassemble the pan world pump this evening and soak the motor in
ro/di water. Hopefully I can save it.


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Do sumps leak? I never hear stories about sumps leaking
Yeah they can split if the acrylic isn’t solvent welded well.


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Let me know if you need anything


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Damn, I feel I will never see this tank finished :cry: seems like you keep having set backs. Possibly your new chiller setup you put in recently?
Yeah seems the saltwater universe is telling me to get out...
 

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Nothing like waking up at 6am to find water all over the floor, your stand flooded and the return pump sucking air..... gonna be a great day. According to Fusion I lost heartbeat around 1:40am.

Been running the wet/dry vac.

Pretty sure its ruined the BRAND Fricken NEW Pan World circulation pump for my CalcRX (3/4 submerged). The dosing pump for the ATO (totally submerged) and for sure killed my ethernet switch (totally submerged).

Still haven't identified the source of the leak. Right now the return pump is off. Have a maxijet pumping water back to the filter sock side of the sump to see if I start seeing more water in the stand. Fingers crossed its not a split seam on the sump.

Hate that especially early morning.
 

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Ok I’m not an expert but I was getting disconnects when the apex head unit was in my Red Sea cabinet.

But once I attached the head unit only eye level by the tank I have not lost connection for a very long time.

Just don’t splash water

I do not understand the logic but as long as it works (receiving notifications) when I’m out of town.
 
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