a sad day for sharkie... :(

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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    so, i had a wonderful day spent with lots of family, and new family and i came home to find all the equipment in my eel/shark tank completely off or busted.


    it seems we had a power surge (according to the neighbor) and apparently i ended up with a faulty timer powerbar and i came home to find my shark dead and Kona gasping at the top of the tank more pale than i've ever seen him get.


    :( i am soooo dissapointed! I was JUST getting to where icould tell that my shark was indeed male and was going to pick a name for him... D: i feel like :pooh: now.... i just want to cry. all that work.... and he didn't even live 2 months under my care.... and now i'm worried about kona, i fixed the stuff that was busted (the heater) and luckily was able to get the filter going again but i lost my baby :(
     
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    Wow sorry to hear about your shark. I hope the the other guy makes it.
     
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    Sorry to hear that - fingers crossed Kona does ok.
     
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    Sorry about the loss.
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    sharkie, sorry to hear that you lost your shark. that must be devastating. i hope that your eel makis it, got my fingers crossed for you
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss :(
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Sharkie, So sorry for your loss. It is unbelievable that happened, just unbelievable. We hope the best for Kona and for you. Hugs your way.

    C
     
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    That really sucks. Sorry about your loss.
     
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    Sharkie I'm so sorry about you baby shark. It's very sad. I hope Kona comes out of this okay. :(
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss, here's hoping your eel pulls through.
     
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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    thanks guys.... i wish i could sue the city! everytime they do something electrical it jacks up SOMETHING in our house... last time it was our TV. :grumble:


    Kona seems to be looking better and the tempature is back down to my normal 78. heres hoping hes alright...
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    biff, thats actually the EXACT ones i have! and it pisses me off because i came home and it was black. all it had plugged into it was the filter, powerhead, and heater.
     
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    Thats what surge protecters are supposed to do. they blow so the equipment attached doesnt. I have my TV and computer and soon fish stuff on surge protectors with battery back up. If any of your equipment was damaged they usually have insurance to cover it.

    There are protecters with auto reset but they cost $$$ and its a good way to start a fire if the overloard condition still exsists.
     
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    I just looked at the one Biff linked to and its the one my gaming computer is hooked to. It is hooked to a surge battery back up surge protector that has a couple ports that are just surge no battery.

    APC - 1500VA Battery Back-Up System - Black - BX1500G

    You can find better pricing if you look around.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    i am so sorry he hear about your bad news.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yep, that's what I was gonna say. The surge protector protected your equipment. If the surge protector is blown, your equipment still works because of it.
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Sorry about your shark, :( its terrible when something like that happens.

    It happened to my 180 about 3 years ago, there was a fire the had taken out the power line (I was unaware that it had happened) until I got home, my tank had been off for about 10 hours, I lost almost everything. :(
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yeah, it doesn't take long for your animals to start to suffer if the power goes out. Lots of people here have purchased back-up generators for such situations. But they are expensive and will only last for so long.

    Some things are out of our hands, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. It really sucks, but it sounds like this was one of those situations, and there really wasn't anything you could have done about it :(
     
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    Sharkie, how's Kona doing? I've been thinking of him/her all day. Hope you're feeling better.

    Catherine
     
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