I am devistated

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Oliver d, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Fudsey

    Fudsey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Sorry to hear this :(

    And the neighbor could be held libel if he failed to account for the drift in the chemicals. I used to work for Orkin and there are tons of safety steps that have to be taken to mitigate drift. But seeing as you are not in the US I guess none of that really matters.

    I hope you can rebound with a new beautiful reef ;Sorry
     

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    Sucks. Sorry
     
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    Anybody know what fumigant was used? If it was cyanide it will evaporate off - if it was sulfuryl fluoride (or phosgene) you will need to scrub every inch of that tank and hose it down with tap water

    Here's hoping to a good restart!

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  4. Oliver d

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    It was some kind of Organophosphate based poison,but as this is the middle east most laws that apply in the US or Europe have no meaning here and the exterminators can use what ever they want with no precations.Yes there will be a new tank I just need to clean this one up properly.
     
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  5. Kmsutows

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    Do you have any home owners insurance? They should help
     
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    Rick Mathew Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    WOW...That is terrible..sooooo sorry!
     
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    Not good. sorry for your loss.

    Better to NOT have any neighbors.
     
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    Ghxst Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    :(
     
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    bug spray kills bugs, not tomato plants!
     
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    Bug spray kills bugs, not tomato plants!
     
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    Man! I'm so sorry!
     
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    So sorry for your loss. :(
     
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    Wow , that really sucks .. I had an x girlfriend dump simple green in my tank because I was screwing her friend. I called the police and filed a claim against my home owners ins and they paid for replacement of all equipment but did not cover the live stock as u will need to replace e a lot of stuff to make it right. Check with your ins co and see then there is always small claims court as he caused you losses and he would be responsible for damages.
     
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    Oh so sorry about your loss
     
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    99% of the recommendations people are leaving do not apply... OP is in the Middle East not US.


    Sorry for your loss but I think your neighbors house has some faulty wiring... ;)
     
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    lagatbezan Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh man, sorry to hear this!! That's crazy. The exterminator should not be able to spray whatever they feel like. What if there were kids or elderly people living in the house next door breathing in that stuf?
    It could have been a lot worst. Thank God your family is not effected.
     
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    Sorry to hear bud Stay strong. During rebuild keep this experience in mind and try create some kind of filter to deal with it Incase it happens again.

    Good luck.

    Onelove.
     
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    OMG! I'm so sorry! I hate to hear this. I hope you do decide to rebuild a totally new setup, since the current one's poisoned. I would be so heart broken if this happened to me. Good luck, keep us posted of you do decide to rebuild! Will be great thread on Setup!
     
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    Sorry to hear that . My neighbor came onto my property once and killed a hive of European honeybees, a day before I was scheduled to have them relocated to a honey farm. After I scolded him, we haven't spoken since. Had he killed one of my REEFS, he would've received a bit more than a tongue lashing lol.
     
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    He's supposed to give notice to all immediate neighbors when using poisonous insecticide. Sue Him for gross negligence!!! First approach him to see if he is willing to compensate you for your loss. If NOT, ...." SUE HIM IN COURT "
     
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