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Old 11-28-2003, 02:17 AM   #1
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Unorthodox "tools"?

I have this plastic back scratcher that has a little "hand" on one end. I've totally washed it down and disinfected it. I use it when I want to move things around in the tank but don't want to have to stick my whole arm in, like if I'm just moving some gravel around or something. It really works great.

Does anybody else use unorthodox "tools" in this hobby? I'm just curious 8)
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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Yep!

The turkey baster. Is great for sucking up lil bits of poo, etc, when one does not want to do a full gravel vac. Is also useful for sucking up small fry, small shrimp etc when one needs to move them

Erm, don't leave it in the sink near Thanksgiving tho LOL
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I've been looking high and low for turkey basters for aquarium use, but so far haven't been able to find one. Might be because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Finland, and eat ham for Christmas .
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Old 12-02-2003, 04:51 PM   #4
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I cut the bottom of an old wet/dry vac off, to about 18", and use it as my waterchange bucket. It's great because it has wheels, so I can roll it to the toilet to dump it out.
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Ooo, I like the back scratcher idea. I've got to get one, lol :]
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Well apart from using every *former* salad, mixing etc. bowl I have for various aquarium-related tasks (my g/f is infuriated by it) not much that I can think of...
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Jeeez madasafish....I just use the salad bowls for my latest plant acquisitions. If there are a few stray leaves left over....well....they are PLANTS after all! I don't think my wife has ever even noticed the extra flavor and texture of Aponogeton and Cryptocoryne with dinner! LOL! I think she might go ballistic if she ever finds out about the java moss in the spinach!
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It seems kitchen implements are rather popular in the fish-keeping business.

I myself use long chopsticks & sometimes a stirrer for my tank moving tasks. And a tea leaves stainer works pretty well to remove uneaten food too.
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I use a long handled spatula to "herd" the fish so I could move them more easily. I guess our next step will be to just keep the fish in the kitchen sink. LOL
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