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post #11 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, fortunately somebody has resealed it since its original purchase. I wish I could speak with the original owner so I could ask WHY it was done....but yeah, it has been resealed on the inside. :)
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 01:38 PM
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You're set then probably, sweet.
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 01:50 PM
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I did my first full water change today......MY GOD! Now I have found the 1 downside to the 150....


How do some of you guys with even bigger tanks do your water changes? I used a rubber-maid container and marked it off in 10 gallon increments, but WHEW! :P
As Tracy would say "In One Word" Python!!!

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post #14 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that's what everybody has been recommending to me....I think I will have to break down and pay for it.

First I have to save for better filtration before I can worry about easing up the pain of my water change. :P
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 03:06 PM
What are you planning to stock it with?
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I have 2 Oscars, 2 Plecos, 1 Jack Dempsey, 1 Senegal Bichir, 1 Blue Gourami, and 2 Africans that may or may not stay in there. I'm going to let these grow up a little bit and see how space is, but I'll probably add something else on down the road.
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-13-2006, 07:16 PM
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as far as water changes go, i just run a hose from the out-take of the tank to the sink and let it drain (thanks gravity!) or just hook up a hose to a syphon and let gravity do its work again. I get better suction with gravity than with the python faucet attachment, i HATE that thing!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #18 of 20 Old 12-15-2006, 12:56 AM
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A blue gourami with Oscars?!?!? :o

You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
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post #19 of 20 Old 12-15-2006, 01:10 AM
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as far as water changes go, i just run a hose from the out-take of the tank to the sink and let it drain (thanks gravity!) or just hook up a hose to a syphon and let gravity do its work again. I get better suction with gravity than with the python faucet attachment, i HATE that thing!
Your water pressure may not be that great. I get allot of suction when I have the faucet on. Fortunately, I have a TV in the basement, which is where all the tanks are at. So I usually just turn on the faucet to start the suction, then turn off the faucet after awhile and let gravity works on it's own. It's allot slower, so I just watch TV for awhile. Since I use my water change/filling setup, I don't have to worry about over draining the tank.
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post #20 of 20 Old 12-15-2006, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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A blue gourami with Oscars?!?!? :o
Yep, I'm very.....unconventional....with my stocking, but I make sure nobody is being picked on. The oscars would be the last thing I worry about, though. The Jack Dempsey chases the gourami about once per day, but when it catches up it doesn't bite him.
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