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Old 03-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Help!

Just cleaning filter and the strainer on intake broke. Can I use rubber band to him on or is that bad for fish? They're small and don't want them sucked in.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I use rubber bands, they will rot over time but it's a quick fix. Crazy glue always works or aquarium silicons, there's always zip ties as well
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I use rubber bands, they will rot over time but it's a quick fix. Crazy glue always works or aquarium silicons, there's always zip ties as well
Thanks I had use rubber band. Getting new filter Saturday anyway. BUT of course I just did a water change then fed them and now we have lost power!!! I just lost 20 fish in the blizzard we had. Please come back on. I have filter running off a backup emergency black and decked jump back. Water is a mess with food floating everywhere. Glad it's too dark to see it
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Powers back on! Lets hope we keep it as it hasn't started snowing yet! It was out just due to wind!
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How much food? Why is it floating everywhere? If your fish don't consume what you feed them in 2 minutes then you should remove it, unless it's sinker pellets. You lost 20 fish? From the heat turning off when the power went out?
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How much food? Why is it floating everywhere? If your fish don't consume what you feed them in 2 minutes then you should remove it, unless it's sinker pellets. You lost 20 fish? From the heat turning off when the power went out?
Food was everywhere cuz I had just fed them as the power went out. Was standing at the tank still. When it went black they all the flow stopped they all hid. . Trust me I feed them and it doesn't even make 2 minutes normally. Prob not even one. I've kept fish for yrs and know not to over feed. I lost all 20 I had previously due to no power or heat for 3 1/2 days. Was a out 40 in the house. My wood stove was broken so I was heating water next door and trying to keep temp up. By replacing cold with it. Didn't work. Last night had no power for 3 hrs and my jump pack ran filter whole time so it didnt allow all to settle on the bottom
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Ok I see, we'll that sucks sorry for your loss
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