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Old 01-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Dumbest thing done during a water change?!?!?

It seems like I do so many now that I occasionally get a little lackadaisical. One night I didn't pay attention when I hooked up to the sink and flooded the bathroom. Didn't realize it until the tank was filled. Duh! I thought it was filling slowly. And today I almost vacumed up a ghost shrimp.

Just curious what kind of PWC stories everyone might have???
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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I got distracted with filling my goldfish tank and it overflowed. Lucky the power was off and it's an outside tank!
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Forgot to close the shutoff valve on the filter when disconnecting it and got a face/mouthful of tank water.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Ran a hose to a 55G and when I left it the hose went on the floor (my floor was soaked for 3 days and smell was horrible!!)
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Almost killed my fish by taking out about 95% of the water. Lol I went up stairs and came back down to only about 3 inches of water!
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taking water out by manual syp (sucking on the tube) wernt paying attion and got a gob full of ****, sand and a baby plec in one hit
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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I have overfilled and over drained to about 95%. The last one scared the c$&: out of me.
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My last pwc was just one mistake after another. Ended up with a mouthful of water starting the siphon in my 5 gal because I can't prime it normally because the tank is too shallow, then the end of the hose fell out of the bucket. Had the hose splash out of the bucket again doing the 20 gal, and while returning with a full bucket of new water I tripped and sloshed a good bit onto the floor. And I almost forgot to add prime to 2 out of 3 buckets. Keyword being almost, thankfully. I am so happy I have tile floors though...
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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My last pwc was just one mistake after another. Ended up with a mouthful of water starting the siphon in my 5 gal because I can't prime it normally because the tank is too shallow, then the end of the hose fell out of the bucket. Had the hose splash out of the bucket again doing the 20 gal, and while returning with a full bucket of new water I tripped and sloshed a good bit onto the floor. And I almost forgot to add prime to 2 out of 3 buckets. Keyword being almost, thankfully. I am so happy I have tile floors though...
I feel for ya! If all of that happened on a sitcom I'd be laughing my butt off though.

I thought I'd be super-efficient one night and decided to fill my sons filter from the syphon to get it primed, and sprayed all over the wall and a poster or two!
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Got distracted refilling my 80 gallon and overfilled big time I had about 30 gallons on the floor and my livingroom at the time was laminate click flooring and it swelled and buckled like crazy i had to replace the whole floor which meant moving 7 tanks out of my livingroom
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