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Old 01/21/2020, 12:57 AM   #1
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A bad day...

Thursday night the GFI in the garage tripped and my tanks were without power for about 20 hours.
By the time I got back home on Friday, the tanks were at barely 20 C.

Most fish, coral, and inverts actually handled it pretty well even if the fish were a little dazed for a while. But 4 tanks with a lot of algae (which consume oxygen during dark periods) or a high bacterial load ran out of oxygen.

One of my 100-gallon tank's sump tanks had a lot of red algae and nearly everything in it died:

A pair of wideband gobies
One Latezonatus clownfish (captive-bred from Karen)
One ORA Yellow Assessor
One wild Randall's Assessor
A pair of Stenopus scutellatus

A pistol crab, a bunch of hermits, a couple of corals, and the anemones in that tank survived.

In another system with tons of algae, I lost one of my wild yellow assessors while the Yasha gobies, the clown gobies, and the other wild yellow assessor survived.

The most upsetting losses were in my quarantine tanks:
In one I lost a baby Philippine regal angel that was done with QT and scheduled to go into the anemone system that weekend.
In the other, I lost the Red Sea regal I wanted to pair with my Maldives regal.

The only tank that was entirely unaffected was the one with my blue-spot jawfish. Those guys seemed not the slightest bit bothered by this.


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Old 01/21/2020, 06:48 AM   #2
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So sorry to hear, that sux. I had something similar last year when cleaning people in my office splashed water on my power strip and tripped it. I now run Wyze cameras on all my tanks so I can watch them


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Old 01/21/2020, 08:34 PM   #3
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Sorry.

My office tank got wipe out when my office cleaning staff-unplug the pump to hook in a vacuum cleaner and did not re-hook it up again. No pump for the weekend and I came in to the office on Monday to a smelly dead tank.


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Old 01/21/2020, 09:05 PM   #4
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Sorry.

My office tank got wipe out when my office cleaning staff-unplug the pump to hook in a vacuum cleaner and did not re-hook it up again. No pump for the weekend and I came in to the office on Monday to a smelly dead tank.


Sorry to hear it Minh. Anemone tank? Its been 13 years since I lost my 450 to Hurricane Ike. Two Ritts 3 carpets Leucokranos theili reduced to a pile of goo.


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Old 01/21/2020, 09:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Kris. That was a while ago. Not recent event.


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Old 01/21/2020, 10:14 PM   #6
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Sorry.

My office tank got wipe out when my office cleaning staff-unplug the pump to hook in a vacuum cleaner and did not re-hook it up again. No pump for the weekend and I came in to the office on Monday to a smelly dead tank.
In a case like that I would have demanded the head of the perp on a silver platter...

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Old 01/21/2020, 10:16 PM   #7
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A picture of the carnage:


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 01/21/2020, 10:35 PM   #8
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That is really horrible-happened to me once but it was one tank instead of everything. I am truly sorry for what you are going through.
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Old 01/22/2020, 02:19 PM   #9
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That stinks. Sorry for your losses.


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Old 01/22/2020, 05:45 PM   #10
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Sorry for your losses, we have all been there for one reason or another... tough to pick yourself back up sometimes.


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Old 01/22/2020, 09:12 PM   #11
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The good thing was that I didn't lose any of my really old fish. I usually try to keep my tanks stocked lightly so that a pump failure or a power outage will not lead to disaster.
The killer in this case was the algae so in the future I will limit those largely to fishless tanks in my systems or to tanks that get enough daylight for photosynthesis even if the power is out.

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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 01/23/2020, 03:17 AM   #12
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Pity fish, serious losses. I hope this will never happen again and that all your fish will live to be old


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Old 01/23/2020, 09:39 AM   #13
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Awful, sorry for your loss!


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Old 01/24/2020, 06:46 AM   #14
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FYI Maldives Regals are back on the market


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Old 01/25/2020, 10:16 PM   #15
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Wow. Sorry to hear. At least your Percula clowns survived it seems like


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Old 01/29/2020, 12:38 AM   #16
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FYI Maldives Regals are back on the market
But where to buy them from these days?


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Old 01/29/2020, 02:51 AM   #17
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Wow. Sorry to hear. At least your Percula clowns survived it seems like
Yes. Even the small one that was with the little Philippines Regal. I paired it with the little one I had with my pair 1 and those two got along well from day one. With them, I have now 4 Solomons percula pairs and 2 Indonesian percula pairs.
The Milii survived it also without a hitch.


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Old 01/29/2020, 06:15 AM   #18
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Not your favorite place Live Aquaria? I am checking today with my LFS to see if Quality Marine shows them in stock?


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Old 01/29/2020, 10:39 AM   #19
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$160 small juvenile, coming in on Friday hopefully from QM. They have small adults also


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Old 01/29/2020, 10:22 PM   #20
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$160 small juvenile, coming in on Friday hopefully from QM. They have small adults also
That's a decent price. Where did you find those? It's still a good deal more than I paid for my last Red Sea regal at my lfs, but such small specimen are rare from the Red Sea and the store can't get anything from Djibouti right now.
I've seen the Maldives regals listed at LiveAquaria but I'm not ordering from them anymore due to their new restrictions. In all seriousness, even sick regals that don't eat should hang on for at least 2 weeks.

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Old 01/30/2020, 06:16 AM   #21
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My LFS gets their shipments from QM. No guarantee's, but LA no longer has one either.


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