You might consider sending it in to be rebuilt instead of writing it off 100%. It may be a great option as a backup if you get a lightning strike in your area.
Dead / stagnant water is always an issue. Even a reactor that has been stagnant for a while can release bad stuff into the water once flow resumes - hopefully you found the issue and things will turn around for you now.
All inhabitants still around!
I ended up getting oversized deep cycle battery and two Tunze Safety relays. The relays were expensive and the Marine Battery is Military grade, but it worked out well many times!
I ended up not every buyiing ANY live stock from this LFS and problem resolved itself. I'll post new tank pictures soon. Melev suggestion is very likely abiut cyanide.
Pump was not on bottom of tray. It was raised all but 1/4" to 1/8" below lip of tray with rubber pads and tray also had 3/4" uniseal drain to garage floor. So it was not poor planning. It was poor luck. I shelled out for another pump and will raised sump up 2" as fittings are in place already.
I'll never recover the efficiency Snapper has over most submersible pumps now.
Not sure I'd repare motor if windings are not sealed. I will look for this Baldor motor as a spare but not through Reeflo. I'll replace motor if it is sold stand alone.
You may be able to send it in for repair. An external pump must stay dry, and putting it in a tray is what results in a damaged pump. I have seen a few people do this and they end up ruining it because the pump sits in water and gets partially or completely submerged.
I have mine elevated on a sheet of 3/4" foam, and the tray is 2" deep. If the tray were to fill up, which it can't because of the way I set it up to drain, it still wouldn't be enough to flood the pump's motor. If you love your tray system, you need a taller dam for the pump itself to keep it dry, but the dam must permit the heat to exit the pump properly.
I am not sure why you are so pissed at the pump or the hobby, sounds like things could have been avoided through planning. That said, if you don't have an area to be dry to put the pump then yes a submersible would be the answer. I would recommend either an Eheim or Mag pump should you decide to go submersible.
Yeah, it goes in the crap pile... never mind...
Thats a good idea but I found problem I hope.
A sponge and some encrusted coraline blocked flow to refugium. I have a small deep sand bed in refugium thats a 14X14 X 20 tall acrylic box. It got slowed down that is may have had some anerobic activity. I got mild rotten egg smell that I never had before. Wife picked it up after work today.
I tookrefugium down and and making 60 gallons of mixed salt to change. I also changed carbon. I know the problem now. It was flow but not enough to sand bed. It would be nice to have a commercial system with 2" lines and high pressure pumps to prevent this.
Anyway Corals still appear OK and Naso with cloudy eye is eating. He will have plenty of space to swim. I already have 1/4 cup of tea colored skimmate tonight. I have tons of flow in display tank with 2 - 6105 tunzes wide open and 1262 sump pump on 140 tank. Never occured it was an issue in refugium.
What is unusual about this system is amount of feather dusters, and I don't feed phytoplankton
The new fish may have been caught with cyanide, which harms their internal organs. They can act fine and eat like all is well, and suddenly die. This usually happens within 14 days of their capture. Were these deaths in that time frame?
Flake food that gets heated up in a garage (or sitting on the lights) will become less valuable in protein and HUFA, but doesn't necessarily go bad. Tossing it out is fine - if you have doubts, there's no reason not to err on the side of caution.
Naso seems better now
I'm just observing with large water changes
Naso now has swollen eyes. Very strange. I am putting clowns in a 12 biocube and deciding how to treat naso.
One of the symptoms possible is metal or plastic poisoning for swollen eyes. He has stopped eating so might be gone in a few days. He will be difficult to catch. I still worry about water quality. I'll check TDS and all parameters again. If TDS is good I'll do 2 30 gallon water changes ASAP.
Sadly I am glad corals are OK. I wish I had aquacultured alternative to wild caught tangs for algae grazing. I'll rethink fish situation as I never even had visible ich before.
yes tangs only died but only other fish in 180 were 2 2" clowns and 2" blenny.
I may get one juvenille in spring or stock other fish in spring if current fish are ok for 2 months. I replaced heater. Noy clear at all to me what happened. I inspect for shrimp and copepods in refugium this weekend
no 2 and 1 - no signs of fighting
I have been stocking tank and don't quarantine ora corals that have not been unpacked. They were added 4 days ago.
I had 4 tangs in system in two different connected tanks.
Were the three fatalities all from the same tank or were they from both tanks?
No sign of injury?
Sorry to hear of your losses. You negated the most sudden death reasons by listing what you have checked so it seems very odd that they all died at once without showing any signs of distress prior. Its really hard to even guess what may have happened, even if it was the food, its odd that the Tangs were the only fatalities......
Sounds like a nice setup. Let's see some pictures!
For the UPS to work for power outage detection, you need a second power supply plugged into the controller and UPS. When the first outlet goes dead, the second one powers the controller so it can report the outage. The Apex sure looks like a nice upgrade from the AC Jr.