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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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all my plants died on vacation!

Came back after a 10 day vacation and my power must;ve gone out. My Lights are on a electronic timer and when I got home, the timer was blinking at "12:00" and everything was reset. Must've been a storm that hit my area.

literally, all my plants...a boat load of them....dead....

Time to start all over. Was loving my tank too.....
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 01:36 AM
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Happened to me a couple years back too... Except the only difference was that I had left the timer in the "off" position and my housekeeper didn't realize that the aquarium lights were supposed to come on. Everything was practically dead after being gone for ~9 days.

Sorry for your loss.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 04:55 AM
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I've come home on a few occasions to find the 12th Death Hour Countdown
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 06:31 PM
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Sorry to hear. Guess that's a pro for mechanical timers...

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone.

I just literally spent about $100 yesterday replacing my plants.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 11:57 PM
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Where in Philly are you? I can give ya a bunch of different plants if your interested, just come pick them up. I'm in Mayfair.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 01:45 AM
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so sorry for your loss... this is like the only reason why i havent gone digital with my timer though some have a battery backup these days.. .alas... sorry for your loss.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 02:58 AM
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how long was your power out for? Plants are not as sensitive as corals are so they shouldn't die over night ...but what do i know...sorry for your loss
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Where in Philly are you? I can give ya a bunch of different plants if your interested, just come pick them up. I'm in Mayfair.
Thank you for the kind offer. Really...its people like you that make this such a great community.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 11:44 PM
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all digital timers should come with a battery backup. my one digital timer resets when jostled slightly though... sucks.

sorry you lost your plants.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 10:57 PM
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This is exactly why I use mechanical timers now. It happened to me to many times with the digital timer. I hate replacing batteries in the digital timers as well.
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