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    Thread: Lost 2 dear friends today

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      Lost 2 dear friends today

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      Lost 2 of my buddies last night due to ants shorting out my gfci and causing a lack of oxygen in the pond.

      Big Kahuna the orange guy was 19 years old 32" long and a girth of 9"
      Miss Piggy was 10 years old 35" long and a girth of 11".

      they like all my other Koi were hand fed and loved to be petted

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      So sorry, some time ago I lost a dozen discus because the dog pulled the Inkbird 308's probe out of the tank so the heater was on continuously, being a German made Schego titanium heater it cooked them in no time

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      very sad to hear, but you earned your koi wings having given them a combined 29 year's of health and happiness

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      I'm so sorry. Sending a big hug your way.

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      Very sorry to hear that man. That’s a lot of care for so many years.

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      I'm so very sorry! I've had the same problem with Ants and I HATE them so much!

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      So sorry to hear about your loss.
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      so sorry for your loss, They are our water puppies

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      What a shame. I am so very sorry.
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      sorry to hear .

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      Wow, that's a real loss - very sorry.

      I've lost power to my pond before in my early days, but after that I installed an additional circuit (separate breaker in my main house panel). It was a hassle and an additional expense, but I can sleep better knowing there is at least a small level of redundancy. I make sure to keep the main pump and aeration system on separate circuits.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spkennyva View Post
      I installed an additional circuit (separate breaker in my main house panel). It was a hassle and an additional expense, but I can sleep better knowing there is at least a small level of redundancy. I make sure to keep the main pump and aeration system on separate circuits.
      Sounds like a wise move any sort of way you can have two of something pumps, filters, power sources

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      Wow that’s rough Sorry
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hope J View Post
      I'm so very sorry! I've had the same problem with Ants and I HATE them so much!

      A terrible loss at that age, like losing a family member, sorry to hear that.

      They are looking for warmth, after cleaning up the edible mess and now it's time make a home or hibernate

      How about spraying the inside of the panel with ant or insect spray to a leave a layer of the dried toxin on the surface from time to time.

      They might not take to the taste picked up on their pads when they are shuffling around getting comfortable and then settling down to have wash up.

      Of course they might just die in a heap after the wash up.

      Fit your switch gear in a dust proof enclosure with a clear lid
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