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WHAT THA!?!?!

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Well I cleaned out my sump yesterday. This is actually the second time in several months. The HVAC and plumbing guys that worked on my kitchen were total slobs.

    I covered the sump with a tarp but they managed to make a mess. Just after the kitchen renovation I found a PILE or rust from a galvanized chimney that was moved and removed that.

    Yesterday I found this chunk of iron pipe from the plumber... [​IMG]

    Anyhow. The galvanized stuff nearly crashed the tank but this has been in the sump since last September. Glad I was doing a major clean up.


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  2. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

  3. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sounds like any algae problem you could have had will go away

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  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Algae is gone... gfo took care of that in a couple days... plus new DI resin in the RODI. Not really sure it caused anything bad but definitely wasn’t good. Lol


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  5. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Man, how’d they manage to get it in your sump?
     
  6. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Not sure... they left a gigantic mess! They needed to break it to update the plumbing. I picked up huge chunks all over the place.


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  7. halmus

    halmus Cuttle Fish Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    I’m pretty sure those same morons are installing solar at my house right now. I’d guess their level of professionalism would be comparable.
     
  8. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Reminds me of the old Discount Tire commercials, if you don’t like something break it back...Should’ve tossed the chunks back


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  9. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Any Tesla batteries to go with the solar?
     
  10. halmus

    halmus Cuttle Fish Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    No Tesla batts. I’m not convinced those would be cost effective with the few outages I experience. Better for me to invest in a quality generator.

    Don’t want to derail the conversation from Mike.

    Maybe we need to start a new thread: “Horrifying contractor experiences!” Just nominate your anonymous person/business for outstanding feats of idiocracy. We can all laugh at each other’s pain.
     
  11. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am a contractor so I’ve got my own stories about “horrifying customer experiences!”

    @Dr.DiSilicate, are you planning on doing any icp testing to see if there’s anything else in there?
     
  12. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Not planning to test the water. I figure I can do a 100% water change for less money than one of those tests... if I was having weird issues that I couldn’t explain I would definitely try an ICP rest. Since I found a potential issue before it became one... I don’t see a need to at this time.


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  13. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    That sucker was good at hiding haha. Glad you found it!.... your tank looks amazing and it’s had rusted metal in it for awhile! I need those colors... mind if I borrow that piece of metal? :tearsofjoy:
     
  14. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Haha, you can have it! I think the colors have more to do with consistency in alkalinity...



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  15. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Free GFO right? I am amazed at the blame that rust gets in a tank. I had this in my tank once with no issues at all.

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  16. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    No issues here as well. Just kinda freaked me out when I found it...


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  17. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    What? It could be leaching iron, magnesium, or who knows what else into the tank .... wait a minute, those are already in my tank. :)
     

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