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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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rimless tank+condo+earthquake= !!

Finally got home from work to check out the damage from the earthquake that just hit us here in Japan. My 55g looks fine, no water spillage I think. My 20L a a few rocks shifted, salvinia all over the leaves of my riparium plants and I think just minor water spillage. Now my rimless nano is the worst, I think over a liter came out of that tank. Just glad all my DIY stands held up and water didn't short out my extention cords...next project..build a proper place for electrical stuff..no joke....
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:15 PM
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Wow, good that you don't have much damage.

Please forgive me for my grammar mistakes!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:52 PM
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Quakes and tanks have to be a really scary combination.

With the abundance of rimless, open-top tanks in quake-prone areas, there must be something people do to avoid water sloshing out and causing problems. Maybe some kind of extremely absorbent material?

I know people put lips on their stands to prevent tanks from sliding off but I'd never considered water sloshing out.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:28 AM
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I won't complain about evaporation any more... glad I don't have those issues in my region. It just gets really damn cold, but can't complain really.

Glad to hear you are okay, water can always be cleaned up.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 10:45 PM
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never even thought of that! evaporation is now my friend!
and i don't get THAT cold, but it get's cold... a humbly apologize for any griping i may ever do about evaporation.

glad you are okay, as are your fishes/shrimps/plants/etc.
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