my worst nightmare, all 9 7+ yrs old clowns (5-10") all died, along with 4 yoyos, 2 beauforti, 4 upside down cats, and 18 tiger barbs.
Spent a couple of hours emptying the tank that was filled with rancid water, the fish body & bones were already leached into the water creating a soupy mess. Normally I couldn't handle nasty stuff like this, but somehow I was so upset and emotional, that I was able to do majority of the clean-up (almost like a CSI episode) without throwing up.
Probably one fish died and the toxin released created a chain reaction killing the rest of the tank off.
I could blame power failure, broken automatic feeder, heater, (all were working fine when I got home).
All and all, I felt guilty and responsible for their demise.
I had left them on long trips several times before, and I thought I did the usual preparation before I left this time. But this time, something happened and now I don't have my kids anymore. :_(
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I'm positive my crash happened through a yoyo getting stuck under a heavy rock (part of a cave I had in there for years) and dying. I was gutted but have set up with a new crew and am glad of it. I hope you do too.
I was addressing the original poster since he suspected a power outage among other things. It's very annoying to have to reset multiple clocks when the power goes out but it's at least useful for something.bob d wrote:If the q was addressed to me Ardillakilla - no, I have clocks that zero out at the first hint of a power outage and all were fine. Looking at Bigpow's post everything looked normal there too. I will never put the caves back and have rounded up some great (light) hollow logs for them.
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