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Old 01-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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When I went to work last night, everything was fine. When I got back home this morning, though, all my fish were dead. All of them. In EVERY single tank in the house.

My clocks aren't flashing or anything, so it wasn't a power outage. There's no sign of forced entry & sabotage, either.

The only possibility I can think of involved a funny smell that was in the neighborhood last night. I guess that stinky plume was more toxic than I would have expected.

*sigh*

The worst part is that this is the 2nd time this has happened. I'm thinking it's time to hermetically seal my house!

Well, I guess now I get to have the fun of starting all over again. No, really! I love planning out new setups.
Anyway, I just wanted to let those of you who are struggling know that every now and then, even us old salts run into major problems. Don't let the occasional setback get you down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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When I went to work last night, everything was fine. When I got back home this morning, though, all my fish were dead. All of them. In EVERY single tank in the house.

My clocks aren't flashing or anything, so it wasn't a power outage. There's no sign of forced entry & sabotage, either.

The only possibility I can think of involved a funny smell that was in the neighborhood last night. I guess that stinky plume was more toxic than I would have expected.

*sigh*

The worst part is that this is the 2nd time this has happened. I'm thinking it's time to hermetically seal my house!

Well, I guess now I get to have the fun of starting all over again. No, really! I love planning out new setups.
Anyway, I just wanted to let those of you who are struggling know that every now and then, even us old salts run into major problems. Don't let the occasional setback get you down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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And it isn't even mosquito-spraying season. Some sort of firework? Some of that crap is legal here again. And the stuff that isn't is available, too. Flaming papers land on our roof.

Let us know what you are looking for. We can get a lot of fairly rare fish here in Atlanta.

Keep some water for testing. It would drive me nuts not to know.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Wait... what? Every single fish... That's terrible man. What kind of stinky plume was it? and what did it smell like?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that... I cant imagine losing all of my fish at once... It would be devistating esecially if it happen twice...
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
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Thats sad, sorry to hear this! Do you have inverts? Did they die, or only the fish? If not you may be able to hypothesize. Do you have neighbors who own fish, if so did their fish die? Was the smell present bon both occasionsm the fish died? Just questions to consider...
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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So sorry to hear that, TOS. That really sucks.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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That's really too bad. I know I would be totally bummed if my fish all died.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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sour abut that, how many tanks do u have?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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wow.... sorry to hear that, i would be pi$$ed big time.
how on earth did all your tanks get contaminated?????
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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good thing i didn't send those odessas.....i will dig around and see what i have available for you...a pair of albino bushnose maybe...won't be a whole lot ; but i'll be more than happy to help..
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #12
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I'm with emc. I'd be going nuts not knowing what did it.

Sorry to hear none the less. Glad to see you're looking at the bright side of having the chance to redo everything.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #13
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Call the ATF, have them check your neighbors for a sarin lab. Also, do you have a carbon monoxide detector?

I have lots of convicts, endler's, Limia Perugiae, and some sword fry. If you like, I can send you a few, or let me know when you are over here and we could meet up. The limia are a really pretty little molly-like fish. I don't have much breeding right now.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #14
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It has to be a gas that is in your house. If this is not the first time it has happened I would check the exhaust from your boiler or water heater. I know the feeling of losing all of your stock and I know your pain. Sorry to hear, on the note to finding what the problem is the only thing that separate tanks have inside of your house is the AIR.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #15
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Check the exhaust that is coming from stove, boiler and water heater. The air is the common factor between the tanks.
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