haha yeah I'm getting the feeling that this is pretty common. I was asleep at my school-home when i got a frantic call from my mom saying i had better get my ass over there because my sister's room had 3 inches of water in it >< Not the kind of call you want to wake up to!
Thank god she noticed it though, if my door had been closed the entire tank would have drained. My mom decided to leave it open for some reason last night, which we never do. Freaky mom intuition?
Anyway, she really saved my ass on this one. I had her take the tubes out of the tank so it stopped the siphon and I haven't found a casualty yet. Everyone was pretty ticked off at the temperature drop from the loss of insulation and the cramped quarters, but they perked right up once they realized they might be able to swindle some food out of us for their trouble.
Needless to say, we used up every towel in the house and then i rubbed down all the floors with wood oil. Hopefully that will prevent any nasty water spots.
And in a weird twist of freaky irony....
I just ordered a set of those
Edit: The set up now is plastic PVC pieces with plumbers tape wrapped around the threaded ends, standard aquarium hose and those little plastic locking clips. I'm not sure where the leak is coming from exactly, but would the reinforced tubing and steel clips take care of it if the leak is at the tube to pipe connection?
Is there anything to fix it if its leaking from the threaded joints? Those i wouldn't mind being permanently put together as long as i can remove the tubes for cleaning.