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Old 11-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hurrican Sandy results in total loss.

Hi all.

Exactly a week ago I returned from a 10 day vacation. I had a strong feeling that something would be wrong with my tank since we lost power on Monday right after Hurrican Sandy hit NYC. When I came home my tank was very dark and cloudy and it was just too painful to see all my fish at the bottom of the tank and all my corals dead. When I looked at the water temp it read 48 degrees. I have been in the hobby (saltwater reef) for about 5 plus years. A week ago had marked my end to this hobby. I have invested over 4k into my tank and lots and lots of time spent every week maintaining it. Those that have known or seen my tank know that it was a basic setup (sumpless) but I was able to keep any coral with my setup. My tank was a reef tank filled with Softies, LPS and SPS. Sad to say but I have finally come to the time of giving up and letting this hobby go. Not easy to even write these couple of words (trust me it took me a week to finally put this together). It was a great pleasure meeting everyone and trading corals with. Good bye everyone.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah mark, sorry to hear man.
Take a break and sometime for yourself but if you can recycle your tank.
Hope you dont leave for good.
I dont have much stuff i can frag but if you come back ive got some softies for you.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. Like Akma said take a breather and come back. I'm sure you have made enough friends that they will be able to help you restock your coral list.

I try to give frags to my friends so they can help me if something like this ever happens.
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nothing can replace the heartbreak from the livestock you lost, but I second what Jose and Akma are saying here, if we can help let us know, we're far from you but can help you get started with livestock again, fish corals you name it.
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I think you just need a very temporary break Mark. People dont leave this hobby, they just take breaks and come back stronger. You are no different; I dont care what you say.

When you do come back, you can come over and frag anything from my tank with one exception.....GSP


It's really nice to see the support offered by fellow members. You guys are a special bunch.
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Marki think about all the missed opportunities for great macro shot.

You know you want to rebuild; do it on a smaller easier scale.
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