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View Poll Results: What caused your tank crash(es)? (Select all that apply)
Heater failure (on position) 9 25.00%
Heater failure (off position) 0 0%
Pump failure 5 13.89%
Chemical failure (e.g. alk swing, chemical imbalance, extreme level of nutrients) 11 30.56%
Livestock failure (e.g. excretion of toxin from dead organism, pollution caused by organism) 8 22.22%
Contamination (e.g. introduction of pollutant—soap, sunscreen, oil, rust etc.) 5 13.89%
Other 10 27.78%
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:02 AM
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Cool Tank Crashes

Ever experienced a tank crash, what caused it?
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:51 PM
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Once, had a tank that was 6 years old. I stop doing water changes once i notice i didn't need to. It when on for another 5 or 6 years or so. Then one day the light die. I didnt have a replacement or the money for a used one at the time. Used a table lamp for a week before i get a replacement but that was too late...

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Old 06-17-2021, 01:03 AM
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Thats a real shame. All the coral died, what were you keeping? Did everything else do okay, like the fish? Im gonna go do a water change, thanks
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:19 AM
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I have had a heater explode and leak nasty crap into the tank killing most everything. I also have lost power for a week and had a tank die off.
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Old 06-17-2021, 04:48 AM
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BRS claims thats one of the most common causes of tank crashes. Heater failure in general
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:45 PM
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The only crash I had was due to a heater failure of some sort. Heater separated & caused the GFI plug to trip. I was away from the house for a long weekend... temp in the tank was down to around 60F.

I think the only thing that survived was a RBTA.
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Old 06-17-2021, 05:51 PM
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Thats a shame, how old was the tank? I've never used an aquarium controller, have you considered using or since purchased one?
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:33 PM
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Heater blew up and can’t remember the name something Pro and it took me out
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Old 06-18-2021, 12:23 AM
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How old was the heater?
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Old 06-18-2021, 01:05 PM
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It was only a couple years old but they put out a recall on them and that was a few years ago now
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