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Old 10-03-2014, 02:26 AM   #141
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Twisted a cap on the canister filter the wrong way and snapped the locking fitting. Popped it back on and doesn't seem to leak so fingers crossed (and put spare life boat nearby..)
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:47 AM   #142
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I used a scented sponge to clean the glass of my 5 gallon full of guppy fry. Tank was overstocked with 20ish fry, within 2 hours there were 2 left, and those two were the only survivors....


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Old 10-04-2014, 12:53 AM   #143
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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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I use fishing line in my tank to tie down cucumber halves. Never had amy issues with it.

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Old 10-09-2014, 02:36 PM   #144
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I raised a Snowflake Eel in a FW tank. I kept it for some years but it kept escaping. Several times it had been away from the tank for hours but one day it was out too long.
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My most repetitive mistake is going to the fish store when I need absolutely nothing at all, it's like there is some cosmic force that will not let me leave with out buying something, I have a box under my tank table with filters, air pumps, heaters.. I have a problem...
You aren't the only one...

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:32 AM   #146
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I have a 46 bowfront in storage! Just need a place for it, I have a feeling that my biggest mistake will ultimately be scaring my girlfriend off by overcrowding our apartment w fish tanks..
I got my boyfriend hooked. He just joined the forum and wants a tank for his place.

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:37 AM   #147
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I got my boyfriend hooked. He just joined the forum and wants a tank for his place.

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When setting up my 56 gallon again after moving back home, I had to run my python all the way out the front door through the living room to fill it (no inside faucets can fit it - none of the sink aerators come off) and I didn't check the connections in the hose well before turning the water on. My mom was already in a bad mood because she would prefer me not having mh big tank running and to top it off my boyfriend (who she doesn't like) was there helping me set it up. Then while I'm outside to be ready to turn the water off when the tank is full, I hear her screaming to turn off the water - there was a leak where two hoses were joined. Needless to say before I could finish filling the tank I had to take a break to sop up probably 5 gallons of water out of the carpet and off the walls in the living room. And I do my big water changes in the dead of night or while she's at work and pretty much let her forget that I have fish.

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Lol - just used the gravel vac to remove 10 gal and for the umpteenth time forgot to check the hose hadn't popped out of the bucket...
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Lol - just used the gravel vac to remove 10 gal and for the umpteenth time forgot to check the hose hadn't popped out of the bucket...
I thinl everyone has had that happen before. Makes a nclice big mess too

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