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Old 04-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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compulsive, obsessive water testing

:p :p :p When I test the water in my saltwater tank and the testing results are perfect, I leave the little vials on the kitchen counter all day so that everytime I walk past I can smile. How about you aa members. What do you do compulsively, obsessively re: your fish tanks?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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i constantly do head counts in my sw tank. lol i also have a tendency to do water testing on all my tanks daily. i have so many OCD things I do I cant even remember them all.
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water changes. I often forget to feed (don't hate) for a few days, but I never miss a water change. Sometimes, if I get bored, I do a 50% just because. I gotta stop that though, since I need to wait a whole week to do my water change on my planted tanks.
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Carey: Hi. I stopped counting a long time ago. But, I find it interesting when there's such a great hobby like fish keeping.
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mfd: Do you find yourself wishing the days away so you can do your water change? It is so hard to leave the tank alone so that it can take care of itself.
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Nah, rearranging plants holds me over between water changes
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I used to rearrange my rocks like crazy in my African tank simply because I was bored. It was beneficial for preventing territory dominance, though. I hate doing water changes, but it's not so bad on a 10 gal.
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^I hate doing water changes in my 10g's. My 125 (and 150 when it was up) is much easier IMO.
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Well, I use a bucket on my 10g which is the only downside. When I did them on my 72g I just sat back and let the python do all the work. Why do you find it easier on the bigger tanks?
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because I do just that... run the hose out the door, kick back and browse AA, when it gets half way down, I get up and start filling, kick back and browse AA, try to watch the tank, and either shut off the water when its full or when I hear water hitting the carpet lol
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