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Old 04-23-2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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Near disaster

Last night while feeding some flakes before bed I accidentally dropped the food canister into the tank. A large canister. I immediately grabbed as much as I could but it wasn't much and scrambled for a net - but it was too late. The tank was completely clouded with flakes. After an hour of pulling as much as I could out of the tank, I went to bed.

I cleaned the wet/dry tonight and the Fluval. All seems to be OK except for a general orange cloudiness, but I've got a 40g water change cooking for tomorrow. The skimmer produced 4 cups of skimmate OVERNIGHT last night.

Anyone else do anything equally buffoon-like?

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And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.

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Old 04-23-2005, 01:53 AM   #2
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Not yet here but I never place the food anywhere near the tank,just remove what is needed and place it in the tank but i see where it could happen very easily. Good Luck.

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Old 04-23-2005, 03:58 AM   #3
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Good luck. I hope you get it cleared out before any livestock dies. That 40 gallon WC sounds like loads of fun.
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:03 AM   #4
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One morning when I woke up I noticed that my three year old daughter had dumped a whole can of food in my tank. Thank God it was my cichlid tank. Those guys are bulletproof!
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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Yup. Half a container of sinking pellet, the day after Christmas. It was a nightmare for a week. The pellet got under the rock and festered. I had ammo off the charts for a week until I pulled all of my rock out and did a 80% water change. It was a nightmare.

I hope you're luckier than that! Sounds like your skimmer was working overtime.

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