01-29-2009, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by epsilonvaz
Hey, thanks for your advice as always guys!
Won't be adding more fish for a while, LFS was happy to hold 6 Marble Hatchets for me till I am happy to take them home. Ordered an API Master Test kit from eBay, should be here tomorrow. Also amazed at the amount of plants available on eBay, do you think they should be quarentined before being put in the tank (if I decided to buy), if so, for how long?
Kim, my mother was there when I saw it and was just like "oh yea I think it needs a clean". I was livid to say the least.
ThalesthePearsei, the canister was really nasty when opened, massive amounts of brown slime went down the drain. I called my dog over to give it a sniff to see what his reaction would be, he backed off real quick!
Ha! I'm amazed your dog didn't pass out
! I have a "mini" canister filter and even that smells a bit when I clean it out once a month or so. Yours must have been down right NASTY!
My parents pulled a stunt like that too when I was a little kid. We had a 55 gallon tank and they didn't know anything at all about keeping fish. Well, the cleaning slowly went downhill and then it just plain old didn't get cleaned at all. Everything died off except for 2 huge irridescent sharks, 1 huge common pleco, and 2 cory catfish. That's a lot of waste producing fish! Anyway, we finally gave them all away and then my parents told me that if I cleaned the tank and we sold it I could have the money. The pure gunk that came out of that gravel was amazing to say the least! My parents aren't allowed aquariums anymore