Fortuna can be a @#$%#!!! - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
Hobbes1911's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,581
Fortuna can be a @#$%#!!!

I just need to rant. Today has been one of those days. We had a water leak in the bathroom; water came rushing down from the ceiling. Unrelated to that, the landlord then told me that there's an issue with the pipes for a downstairs unit and most likely they will have to rip open the kitchen walls to get to the pipes.
But the kicker is this: I've been getting back into the hobby lately. I had two tanks still running more or less (algae factories) and they are both under control now with receding algae and increasing water quality. The water parameters are getting into check, and I ordered some supplies from amazon mainly because I don't have a car and there is really no FS local to me. I built two light stands with the limited supplies our apartment allows and they are rather functional and not ugly. In other words, I've been feeling pretty satisfied with myself. And I guess here is where Fortuna decided to throw a wrench into the gears. So I come home today and notice my pH meter isn't working. I turn it on ... nothing. No friendly beep, just nothing. The display won't turn on. I spoke with the company that makes them, and they told me it's most likely broken, I can't do anything to repair it (I'm not a good electrical engineer) and since I bought it 2.5 years ago, that's half a year over warranty that they won't do anything. Now I have $100 dollars of junk sitting on my counter . I wanted to buy some more supplies and eventually livestock, but I guess that hope is out the window. @*&%$@#. Today wasn't my day. Maybe tomorrow will be. Or maybe I'll come home tomorrow evening from a long day and realize the cat drowned in my tank. Who knows. Needed to rant, thanks for listening.

Last edited by Hobbes1911; 02-20-2013 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Clarity
Hobbes1911 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 05:28 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Kinection's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 931
It's ok dude. We all have bad days. I remember when I had that feeling.
Plans to setup a new tank, but the shop I planned to buy a rimless tank
sold out and they are closing by March. Sucks. I know. :/

- Brian
That one guy that is always online.
Kinection is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 05:31 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: kansas
Posts: 536
Originally Posted by Kinection View Post
It's ok dude. We all have bad days. I remember when I had that feeling.
Plans to setup a new tank, but the shop I planned to buy a rimless tank
sold out and they are closing by March. Sucks. I know. :/
I fail to see how that even comes close to having a leak in your house and needing to have a wall torn up along with having a $100+ piece of equipment break.

Sorry for the crappy day mate, I know the feeling, it happens to the best of us. Just remember that even from rock bottom things can only get better!

Last edited by pmcarbrey; 02-20-2013 at 05:31 AM. Reason: Censor on [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty.
pmcarbrey is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome