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Old 10-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #151
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I thinl everyone has had that happen before. Makes a nclice big mess too

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Yep, every time I rush a pwc it happens. In the study I'm super careful with the small tank pwc (ie I do it when no one is home ).
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #152
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the last mistake I made was a couple months ago.
Did a water change on my ten gallon tetra tank using a five gallon Sparklets bottle. I only changed about 3 gallons so the bottle wasn't full.

so then I tinkered around with my salt water tank and had to drain out a couple of gallons of water and just used the same bottle.

Then about an hour later when feeding my tetras I noticed one was missing. I looked all around the tank when suddenly the light bulb went on and I went and looked into the water bottle (hadn't emptied it yet) and sure enough there at the bottom was a dead tetra.
They don't fair to well with an almost 50/50 mix of fresh and salt water.

now every time I do a wc on my ten, I examine the contents of the waste water before dumping, saved a couple more fish that way.


that certainly must be one heck of a ride going along 4-5 feet of siphon hose, kinda like
Six Flags for fish or something. LOL
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:31 AM   #153
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Biggest mistake ever: keeping a one inch Red-Tailed Shark in a 7 gallon goldfish tank! Poor thing died of a fungal infection!
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:11 AM   #154
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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...
Mine has a clip that hold it to the bucket.

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Biggest mistake I was cleaning my bettas half gallon bowl and in stead of using the water treater I used algae destroyer by accident of corse the thing dyed in a hour


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Old 10-12-2014, 08:19 AM   #156
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Mine has a clip that hold it to the bucket.

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That's a good idea - will see what we have in the house.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:03 AM   #157
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I had white fungus on some of my aquaponics plants that I have growing in my overflow box and wanted to try a home remedy consists of baking soda and water. I didn't review how to mix it and just sprayed it. The concoction burned all of the leaves. Once I noticed it I rinsed the leaves and saved most of them.
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That's a good idea - will see what we have in the house.
My remedy to the hose falling out of the bucket was to buy a longer length of hose. I have about 2 metres of hose attached to my gravel vac now. I can leave a couple of loops in the bucket. It doesn't mean i don't let the buckets overflow sometimes. I usually clear up the tank floor fairly quickly then hold the vac in place with the tank lid and let it drain while i watch. I have a short attention span once i'm cleaning tanks 3-6 and half hour of watchng water drain has passed.
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Just a couple of days ago I needed to fish two Dwarf Puffers out of the overflow filter. I fished them out and a minute or so later I needed to use to the net to get something else and realized that one of the Puffers was still in the net. Luckily it wasn't harmed.
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My solution to having water going everywhere during a water change? - have my five year old in charge of the hose and the bucket. She holds onto the hose and makes sure it stays in the bucket, then I put a line inside the bucket and when the water gets to the line my daughter says,"mama, stop!" Works wonders and she feels like she is helping out ( which she is, the last time I changed water, I dumped about a gallon of water on our new wood flooring, wood +water= disaster!!!).


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