The reason to always have back ups!!!

Discussion in 'Tank Emergency' started by MissyTwitch, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:27 PM.

  1. MissyTwitch

    MissyTwitch Member

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    We live in Phoenix Arizona. It is Summer time and boy is it hot, like 110’F hot.

    We have a 2HP chiller that keeps our system cool. It has done well for 4 years without issues.

    Picked it up used for $1000 even from Reef Junkies. A month later we were at Ocean floor just perusing and passed the same unit in their Used Section. Out of curiosity we asked them about. I guess it came from Petco, practically brand new [less than 3 mo use]. I asked how much? Was told $50.00.........I thought he was messing with me. Turns out it had been sitting there for a while, too big for most average size systems, so they were just trying to get rid of it. My husband and I decided to pick it up as a safety measure, for the just in case.

    Fast forward to today. I was taking the trash out and on my way back the chiller read 84’F.....thought it was an error kept walking, passed by other thermostat 84’F......dang!. It couldn’t have been more than 2hrs because earlier it was 77’F. That’s how hot it is in Phx to heat up 600g of water 7’F. So I Checked the chiller it wasn’t working. My husband and I were freaking out. We’ve had temp emergency in past when we were on vacation and couldn’t get back in time to do anything about it. This time its a much bigger system than are old 125g.......thank god for the back up chiller. Also because he used couplers it was a quick switch out. Thank Good for couplers.

    Yay for Couplers!!!
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    Old Broken Chiller to be repaired
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    The System that is Saved
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  2. KrisReef

    KrisReef Valuable Member

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    Nice!
    I showed this thread to my wife hoping she would agree that I could get some backup equipment for the reef.
    Without blinking, she tells me she already has another guy ready if I should kick off :confused:;Muted;Panda;)
     
  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    ;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
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    LiveWire Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa

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    HAHA ;Bookwormo_O:);Happy Now that's funny @KrisReef!
     
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    William DeCoursey Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Having a backup chiller is PRO!

    Having a backup husband is pretty impressive too :confused:
     
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