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Old 08-03-2012, 01:57 AM   #41
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Oh my gosh yes!!! I literally have to take my shirt off every time I work on my tank! My mom looks at me like I'm an idiot! Especially when I forget to take my shirt up and my armpit gets soaked!! 39 gallon column wasn't my best idea ever lol I totally agree, 24" is a bit too deep lol

I also hate filters. They never are silent enough because my tank is in my room, my canister is golden, but my HOB Fluval is loud as can be, no matter how much I lube the impeller...grrrrrrrr so frustrating!
Haha, I end up without a shirt more often than not. Even shirts with very short sleeves end up wet otherwise.

Another bane is starting a siphon. I haven't found the parts yet to rig my garden hose up to be a python, so my current water change method on the 56 is to start a siphon the old fashioned way, with my mouth, on a 50 foot garden hose just so I don't have to deal with so many buckets to change water on that tank. Just went outside and spent 15 minutes getting a siphon started, but now I get to sit back and watch the water level slowly get lower before I hook the hose up and refill. At least I have no worries about matching temp, it's so hot outside that the water in the hose comes out pretty warm. Man I need a python...
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:00 AM   #42
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The bane of my fishkeeping experience is that I have something similar to the python, but my tank isn't close enough to a sink, so I still have to lug 5 gallon buckets up and down stairs. -_-
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #43
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The bane of my fishkeeping experience is that I have something similar to the python, but my tank isn't close enough to a sink, so I still have to lug 5 gallon buckets up and down stairs. -_-
Get a short water hose to act as an extension, that's what I do.
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Thanks! Wish I would have thought of that months ago... XD
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Haha, I end up without a shirt more often than not. Even shirts with very short sleeves end up wet otherwise.

Another bane is starting a siphon. I haven't found the parts yet to rig my garden hose up to be a python, so my current water change method on the 56 is to start a siphon the old fashioned way, with my mouth, on a 50 foot garden hose just so I don't have to deal with so many buckets to change water on that tank. Just went outside and spent 15 minutes getting a siphon started, but now I get to sit back and watch the water level slowly get lower before I hook the hose up and refill. At least I have no worries about matching temp, it's so hot outside that the water in the hose comes out pretty warm. Man I need a python...
Get a big old horse syringe (500ml) or turkey baster to draw water up and over the tank edge. Or you can fill the hose halfway with tap water, tilt the hose until you have water going into the tank then just drop it, the siphon should start without using your mouth.

*Edit oh you're using a garden hose. My solution is to take another garden hose with a jet attachment, and just shoot water up the drain hose to fill it up and that should be enough to start a vacuum.
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Currently I'm going on my 3rd hour of boiling my new driftwood. It's a beautiful piece, but this boiling is driving me nuts!!! It kind of looks like a baby pig.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #48
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Petsmart/petco associates thinking I know nothing since I am 18 and look 16

Edit: *any fish store associate, but mostly the chains because they "suggest" fish that are totally incompatible with my tank
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Oh my gosh, yes! I'm almost 15, and people at pet stores act like I don't know how to do my research for my tanks.
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Currently I'm going on my 3rd hour of boiling my new driftwood. It's a beautiful piece, but this boiling is driving me nuts!!! It kind of looks like a baby pig.
I'm not sure if that piece is adorable or creepy. I like it...
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