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Restarting my 10g came to a halt...


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So my new EcoComplete substrate and aquaclear 20 came in two days ago and I started to work on replacing my old ecocomplete today. So I put all my plants in a bowl with my aquarium water than I toke my tank to the backyard and dumped my old substrates in my backyard. But some disaster came out of nowhere...

 

So I use my backyard garden hose all the time to rinse or clean my aquarium filters, and today I used it for cleaning my aquarium. Strangely, the water pressure was very low so I rinsed it as much as I could and toke to my bathtub (with the water hose faucet still on). 10 min later after letting my empty aquarium soak in vinegar, I went to the basement to get my phone, and I realized,

 

my basement flooded...

 

my unfinished side of my basement (i use for storage) flooded, a good amount of water was on the floor (3inch deep) =_= the garden hose was clearly to blame, i quickly shut the faucet off and it stopped flooding. 

 

So yeah, none of the aquarium equipment was harmed since I put all of them on the table. but luckily my friend's dad came to help out and we drained all the water with a shopvac. So now, I have shut off the water main and the garden faucet. 

 

Will my plants be alright in the bowl sitting there for long periods of time? This is so much stress...

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Put them in a bowl near a window, they'll be okay. Some of mine for my trop tank were in a little hex shaped 1.5g near a window and I'd put a couple of drops of ferts in there for them. They were there maybe two weeks, they grew a bit. :)

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Put them in a bowl near a window, they'll be okay. Some of mine for my trop tank were in a little hex shaped 1.5g near a window and I'd put a couple of drops of ferts in there for them. They were there maybe two weeks, they grew a bit. :)

Since they're in the basement, I guess I'll move them upstairs. 

 

Update: got my basement cleaned...we still need to fix that broken pipe

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Sorry to hear about the basement! They should be okay provided they are fertilised and get some light. Why were you changing the Eco complete?

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Sorry to hear about the basement! They should be okay provided they are fertilised and get some light. Why were you changing the Eco complete?

I actually had EcoComplete, but I just want to replace the EcoComplete with a new EcoComplete because its almost three years old and its best to just purchase a new substrate for $26 that'll last for another couple years.

 

So yeah, my basement is fine now, alot of things got wet but they were the stuff in storage that we didn't use anymore. I discovered that the pipe was still frozen so the water had no where to go...which caused the pipe to burst and flood my basement =_= this is the first time since 2006 that my basement got flooded.

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