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Old 09-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #131
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Hmm, the trouble with books I find here is they get dated. Or at least the ones here do which are mostly written in the 1800's.
Well, books from the 1800's would be pretty dated. It must be fun to learn about how people kept fish before electricity was widely available.
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Well, books from the 1800's would be pretty dated. It must be fun to learn about how people kept fish before electricity was widely available.

I'd love to get a collection of aquarium books - new and old. This Xmas my hints won't be so subtle. I have some old work text books and it is amazing what we take for granted with computers now.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:56 AM   #133
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Using old milk jugs for putting water back into tank. Didn't rinse them out good enough and had sour milk in tank. Killed everything but rainbow shark and common pleco.

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:59 AM   #134
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Using old milk jugs for putting water back into tank. Didn't rinse them out good enough and had sour milk in tank. Killed everything but rainbow shark and common pleco.

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Yea. Lost 3 tiger barbs and 2 other rainbows

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put the 6 pack of scraper blades down i just bought ($18.)
now i cant find the darn things anywhere and those things aint cheap
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put the 6 pack of scraper blades down i just bought ($18.)
now i cant find the darn things anywhere and those things aint cheap

What were the for?


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there for my scraper with a 2 ft handle to use to scrape Coraline algae off the front glass in my 90g tank
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So, my worst and almost fatal mistake was only a year ago. My fish store told me to tie my java fern down to a rock with sewing thread. I chose the heavy duty stuff so it wouldn't break down. About a month later, I walk by my tank and notice one of my cory cats going bonkers. He was going around and around in a perfect circle along the bottom on the tank. I went in and tried to pick him up, he nearly killed himself trying to get away from me, but he couldn't. Turned out he had somehow gotten the loop that was around the java fern had gotten caught around his lips!!!! I ended up getting him out ( with a lot of effort that had him bleeding) and took a needle and slowly released the knot around his lips. He survived and completely healed. I will never use string or fishing line in my tank again!!!!!


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You'd probably be okay with fishing line because of the way it behaves, but you have to tie different knots sometimes.

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