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Old 04-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #31
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LOL I always almost do that. I am always nervous when I take the sample because I think of that one spot I might have cleaned only 99.98% lol
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #32
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #33
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Well in my tanks beginning phases, about 3 weeks into the cycle, hubs and I decided we wanted cichlid sand. Right then. It was super impulsive. When we realized our HOB wasn't going to cut it with the new substrate, we purchased a canister. Needless to say, in our naivety, we totally crashed the cycle. -.-
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #34
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The lead in: I've been home after having surgery. The doctor warned me I would have moments of fatigue and my body will tell me that I need to rest right then, soooo;

This past Tuesday, the hubby had to take his dad to the VA. I decided to finish cleaning the last two tanks. I finished cleaning and filling the 36, decided to to give my new 10 and our QT tub a water change, then moved on to the 120. Got it cleaned and started refilling ( I use a python). I sat down in a chair, my body telling me I had over-done it, and seems I fell asleep. I woke up to the tank over-flowing, the floor soaking wet. So wet that it was flowing into our laundry room, which luckily has a floor drain. We're still trying to dry the carpet. I felt like an idiot.

The moral of this story: don't fall asleep when using a python to refill a tank.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #35
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Lol, I'll remember that advice! )
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #36
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I got mbuna cichlids in a 20 gallon. (it was my 2nd fish tank ever and I got my advice from petsmart...)
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Ptrick125 I can assure you it will be better here!!!
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Almost flooded the basement yesterday. I was draining the tank with a python and I didn't realize the sink was plugged. I come down and see water everywhere! Everything was soaked with fish water. Took every towel in the house to clean up.

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The 1st time I cleaned my canister, I forgot to remove the intake. I drained about 5 gallons in my living room floor before I knew what happened.
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