Say you suddenly died, what would happen to your Reef Tank?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by skimjim, Aug 7, 2018.

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  1. significant other would keep the tank going (maybe as a remembrance)

    10.7%
  2. a household family member would keep the tank going (young son or daughter)

    6.6%
  3. a family member outside the home would take/buy the tank, move it & keep it going

    7.4%
  4. a friend would buy the tank & move it & keep it going

    5.8%
  5. the tank would be put up for sale for anyone to buy it

    56.8%
  6. other....plz explain

    12.8%
  1. skimjim

    skimjim Well-Known Member

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    My wife would do one of two things:

    1) sell everything to anyone who wanted to buy it

    2) tell my 12yr old daughter if she wanted to try to keep it going, she could learn

    ....but knowing her she might just call
    1-800-GOT-JUNK
     
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  2. tankstudy

    tankstudy Valuable Member

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    I have family who would love take everything.
     
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  3. iDeath

    iDeath Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I want all the fish and corals mummified and buried with me...
     
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    CDavmd Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Die....no one has a clue in my house and they would be freaked out with all the other things falling in their laps. They might realize there was a foul smelling swamp in the office at some later date...
     
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    AdamNC Lawnmower Blenny says nom nom R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I would like to think my wife would try to keep it going for my sons sake as he loves “his” tank, he’s turning 6 in Nov.
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018

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    I have a friend that is a reefer that I'm sure would take some of the livestock and help my wife dispose of the tank and equipment.
     
  7. Scott Campbell

    Scott Campbell Active Member

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    Busy right now building a terracotta reef tank, terracotta pumps, terracotta local fish store & terracotta halide lamps to follow me into the afterlife in my underground tomb.
     
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    AlexStinson Plankton R2R Supporter

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    In the past she would just take it out to the trash. Luckily it is now too big for her to carry so she would have to sell it.
     
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  9. Krissu

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    Tank would pass away pretty soon after me im pretty sure. My mom, with no doubt would try to keep it, but has no knowledge, only love for its looks. And locally not much hope for it to sell anyway, reefing is extremely rare in this tiny corner of the world here.
     
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    Tuffyyyyy Valuable Member

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    My wife would be desperately searching through the section of my contacts that begins with "Fish Friend" so they can take everything away ASAP.
     
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    If I died, I'd hope my R2R friends would connect with my son and teach him so he could continue his enjoyment. I'd want y'all to frag everything and divide it up. Somebody has to promise to adopt my little guys and let them live out their lives.
     
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    CindyKz Well-Known Member

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    My husband would do the same, only he would probably reach out to our local reef club through the website since that's where most of my reef buddies are.


    He would want someone to take the fish before they died, because he knows he doesn't know how to care for them beyond feeding. He would do his very best to keep them alive until he could get them adopted out though. He probably wouldn't be overly concerned about most of the corals, except probably the trachyphyllia and the Duncan.
     
  13. fish farmer

    fish farmer Active Member

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    My wife and I occasionally talk about these things. The tank would be gone, I've told her to contact the only reef store in the area, he would know what to do. I've actually been considering making out a service manual for the tank, which I had for my last tank.
     
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  14. Dsnakes

    Dsnakes Knight Reefer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    I don’t know how I feel answering this ;Dead

    My wife is clueless on the tank and my kids are too young. It’s built in so not an easy sell - come tear apart my wall for this tank to buy -

    She is learning the reefing hobby, hopefully before I pass ;Nailbiting
     
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    leepink23 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    My wife would realize everything cost more than I said, :). I have several friends that would likely want most of it.
     
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    Bob Weigant Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Sell everything to club and or my LFS. My tanks should be the least of her her concerns
     
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    Same here, probably worse.
    I imagine that sump will run dry due to empty ATO, then return pump will start sucking air. Good thing DC pump shuts down if run dry. Next the DT water will start drying out killing the livestock. What happens after that is anybody’s guess. Lol
    Anyway, not my problem anymore if I’m dead.
     
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    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I honestly have no idea what would happen.
     
  19. USMC 4 LIFE

    USMC 4 LIFE Well-Known Member

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    My wife would move her fish and coral into my tank. 20g —>90g/220g

    She’s actually the one the got me into all this.
     
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    The family wouldn't know what to do. I remember while at a dinner party and the subject of falling into a coma came up and I jokingly said that if it ever happened to me the first thing I want my family to do is call the lfs and have them take care of the tank, so I guess the same would apply in this case and they'd probably have the lfs sell off everything.
     
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