Had an extreme fail this morning.
I just came home from a trip to Busch Gardens with my family and a couple of family friends (I have no idea how those kids handle those rides, they're all terrifying), and I was super tired. I crashed and went to sleep, but I was still dizzy and quite out of it when I got up the next morning.
I figured first thing I'd do was do a 50% on the fish tank, and I plunged the gravel vacuum in the tank and started the flow. All was going well until half the water was down and I felt something wet at my feet.
I looked down and saw a big puddle of water washing over my toes. For a second all I did was stare at it and I thought, "hmm. I wonder where this water came from."
And then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the pipe of the gravel vacuum sitting on the floor, happily bubbling water out of its spout. And then I went
"Oh my god. OH."
In my half-asleep daze I'd forgotten to put the tip inside the bucket, and it was now spewing water all over my floor. Immediately I removed the vacuum to stop the flow (making like 20 more gallons of water shoot out of the spout) and then my brain started working.
I had 5 gallons of fish water poured onto my floor.
5 gallons THAT I HAD TO CLEAN UP.
So yeah, it was fine after I used up six towels to wipe up the mess and used sixty disinfecting wipes to clean the floor. And it turned out that I forgot to unplug the heater as well when I used the vacuum too, so there's another insult to injury.
Sergio- Green-blue metallic HM. Red/white/green fins and green iridescence.
Comet- Silver-blue metallic HMPK piebald dragonscale. Red/silver-blue/black/??? fins.
Neptune- Koi/marble delta tail.Translucent fins dappled with orange and black. You'll be missed.
Indigo- Purple veiltail. Purple fins with some red and white at the tips. S.I.P., buddy.
Last edited by PurpleJay; 08-24-2015 at 03:28 PM.