13 Ways You've Flooded Your House...
13) Lets clean that U-Pipe with
the pumps on...
FishhyRen of Jax, FLA
12) Using a razorblade to clean
the algae off the front of the tank and accidently cutting
into the sealant.
croceaclam of the San Francisco
11) Note to self: Never adjust
skimmer before going to bed.
GeorgiaSalt of Georgia
10) I like this way as it is the
most complete and thorough way to empty your tank:
Have the hose on top of your skimmer come off, and shoot the
water all over the living room. Be sure to have the skimmer
located in your refugium. And to make it even more perfect,
have your display tank plumbed in to the refugium, so you
can have a greater supply of water. With this method you can
effectively empty 130 gallons from your 140 gallon system.
Victoria of Mammoth Lakes, CA
9) After all the holes I drilled
in the PVC pipe for the spray bar, I seem to have forgotten
the small (but important!) hole right below the surface of
jrausch of Minneapolis, MN
8) Leaving the house to hit a bucket
of golf balls while a barrell fills with RO/DI water, then
instead of returning home you mindlessly decide to play 18
3_high_low of Boston, MA
7) I had a RO/DI system mounted
on the wall above my washing machine which developed a leak.
The water shorted the selonoid valve in the washer, which
dumped over 3000 gallons on the floor overnight. I came home
to 1-3" of water covering the entire house, over $5000
worth of damage.
JeepersReefers of Las Vegas, Nevada
6) My rubbermaid sump cracked during
Thanksgiving dinner. After having our fondue, we realized
that there was water creaping across the hardwood floors.....you've
never seen us, or our guests, move so fast in all your life!
5) A power outage that caused the
sump to become the gravity siphoning "sump of death."
4) Turbo snails that want to "clean
out" the overflow pipes!!!
figuerres of Saint Petersburg, FL
3) By accidentally leaving the
RO unit on all night.
Danables of Huntington Beach, CA
2) I started to fill the sump from
my 400 gallon storage tank and then my wife walked in the
MargaritaMan of Southern California
1) Falling asleep in the middle
of a water change... bad move!
Nickenickels of Brooklyn, New York
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