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Old 03-08-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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My wife and I realized that only thing we had done differently about the time of the crash was that we used a garden hose when doing the water change. We clipped the ends off and pumped the old water down the driveway. There wouldnt be anything on a rubber hose that would cause a crash, would it?
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I used a garden hose the first year for my water changes. No ill effects that I could see.
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I didnt think so, but thought I would ask. Besides...if there were something on it or in it, It would have effected the inverts first.

This crash really has me perplexed. I'm worried about trying to put new fish in the tank.
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It would have effected the inverts first.
I effected my inverts, I sucked snails through it all the time...couldn't see them.
Thats why I switched to the clear tubing.
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This crash really has me perplexed. I'm worried about trying to put new fish in the tank.
It would concern me as well. Maybe place a sturdy damsel in there first for a while to see what happens.
Sorry bud, this is a tough one.
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Kurt,

Thanks for the help. I think I will toss a few Blue chromis in there. I want another school of them anyway.

And I have sucked several fish up into the hose over the years..lol. I had a beautiful red perc that got wedged into the hose. Thats why I started rubber banding bridal mesh nylons around the end of the hose.
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Thats why I started rubber banding bridal mesh nylons around the end of the hose.
Thats a good idea. I darn near dumped a neon goby in the toilet once during a water change, saw him in the bucket at the last second.

Good luck and keep us posted. Its making me rethink the whole DSB thing myself.
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LOL, that was actually suppose to be "bridal mesh OR nylons." I have never seen "bridal mesh nylons" before.

I was basically thinking I would just let my DSB go inert by putting the Orange spot in there. It would keep it turned, and the pods would hopefully reproduce in the rock. One mandarine, 300-400lbs of rock...should get enough food right?

This is the first time in a long time that I really cant decide what I want to do.
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LOL, that was actually suppose to be "bridal mesh OR nylons." I have never seen "bridal mesh nylons" before.
I was gonna ask the wife about that one...hehe :P

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One mandarine, 300-400lbs of rock...should get enough food right?
I would think so, you tank is pretty mature with lots of pods..right? With no competition, he should do well.
Its been about 4 months since my sand sifters passed and I am just now starting to see some pods, its taking longer that I thought it would to replenish. I would like to get another dragonette (a hitchiker crab took out my scooter), but I am going to wait a few months.
I like the Chromis idea. Think that may give you some confidence that everything is OK before you continue to move forward.
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The tank is definately mature, although, we havent seen the pod population replenish its self like I thought it would. We got rid of the orange spot about a year and a half ago, and the population is still what I would call "minimal." All of the other micro life is doing great, just very few pod life. I think one of the first things I'm going to get is a booster pack for the pods.
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Its making me rethink the whole DSB thing myself.
Whats this about?

I used garden hose to fill a coffie perculator, and wel... it tasted like garden hose. lol
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