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Old 01-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #5941
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I don't use a pump to fill my tank but have had issues when my syphon tube decides to escape. I solved the problem by cutting a hole in the emptying end of the tube and using fishing line and a sinker tied through the hole to weigh it down. That is another great idea.
Why not just put a mag float on each side? Mine came with a little clamp for the intake and the output.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:13 AM   #5942
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I don't use a pump to fill my tank but have had issues when my syphon tube decides to escape. I solved the problem by cutting a hole in the emptying end of the tube and using fishing line and a sinker tied through the hole to weigh it down. That is another great idea.
Basically weighing the pipe? That is a good idea. With the water pumping in though, instead of syphoning out, there's quite a lot of upward force on the pipe (which is why I had so many watery moments) I'd have to weigh it quite heavily.
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Basically weighing the pipe? That is a good idea. With the water pumping in though, instead of syphoning out, there's quite a lot of upward force on the pipe (which is why I had so many watery moments) I'd have to weigh it quite heavily.
You can get some fairly large sinkers for deep sea fishing. I have a few in my tackle box but a smaller sinker does the job for siphoning. I also use a sinker to weigh down my airstone. I am looking for 2 suction cups to hold my CO2 line in a line rather than a messy coil. I only decided to use the sinker on the end after wetting a foot for the 100th time
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Did PWC on my 2.6g, 10g, and 5.5g. And I ordered Prime and Excel off of Amazon I've never used Excel, so I'm pretty excited to finally see how it does Hopefully it'll help make my 5.5g a nice little jungle for my CPDs who absolutely love to swim through the plants!
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Mixing 20g of SW for my 20g wc on the 37g, already have 15g mixed and ready, but am making 5g more at the moment. Nitrates are still at 50ppm in the 37g.

Got some frozen mysis shrimp from the lfs, 30 cubes for $7!
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Keeping an eye on my bfs Cory. Then going to my house to take care of my tanks and maybe bring one to his apartment later today. Also need to take plants and snails out for shipments this Monday. Busy busy
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Done with the 20g wc! All went good, now i gotta test nitrate!

Washed out everything in the canister filter w/fresh saltwater. Hopefully they will go down.
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Weekly WC. Gave the Staurogynes repens and mini-AR in the foreground a trim and replanted the cuttings. Cut off the dying older leaves on the broadleaf chain swords and regular AR.
Taking this time to sit back and stare at it.
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Weekly WC. Gave the Staurogynes repens and mini-AR in the foreground a trim and replanted the cuttings. Cut off the dying older leaves on the broadleaf chain swords and regular AR.
Taking this time to sit back and stare at it.

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Water Change Day....

WC and moved a few things around on cichlid tank, one of my kadangos has taken to being a little bossy so that will hopefully help that. All levels great, fed and watched.

WC and fed adult guppy tank and moved their plants around... Still fighting urge to get rid of the plastic plants and go real!!

WC on grow out tank - need to move a couple out that are big enough to go in with the adults, will do that tonight. Fed them crushed flake and prepared egg yolk for dinner time.

Did WC on my sons Black Moor tank, and fed. thinking he may need to be rehomed soon as son has lost interest and I have more than enough to do with the other tanks..

WC for my bettas, fed and watched them.

I get sick of the work with WC's - running too many tanks I think!! Once these babies are grown out that will eliminate that tank, going to leave the guppies to deliver in the tank now as I am getting overstocked. But then when I sit back and see them all happy and active after it's worth it.
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