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I’ve overflowed my tanks several times over the years from stupid mistakes that I’ve made but never more than a few gallons. After seeing what 5 gallons of water looks like in my living room floor, I can’t image 60 gallons or more.
I had a tank that had a crack in the bottom right front panel. It was less than a year old. I watched it grow from a 1/4" to about an inch over a few months. Then I said that's it, back to the LFS and they replaced the tank for free. Thank God no disaster.my biggest fear is leaks, or more specifically a crack. i can manage a leak by getting a new tank quick, but a crack...that will be a crazy immediate attention situation
Newbie(ish) -- definitely power outage while away on vacation.Prolonged power outage while I’m away bothers me.
I have a generator (everyone should) but I have to be there to set it up.
Biggest concern is that my wife will figure out how much I spend on it.It's not as fun to talk about or to consider bad things that can happen to our tanks or because of our tanks. But still if we can talk about them, maybe we can learn to be less afraid of them. Most fears or worse case scenarios will never come true. Maybe it will help to hear from others who have been in the hobby longer that your worst nightmare isn't probably going to happen. Let's talk about it!
What are some of your biggest concerns or fears when it comes to owning a saltwater reef aquarium?
What about you old salts, what have you been afraid of that has never happened?