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post #21 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 08:56 AM
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at least you didn't get the squirts.
i've drunl a fair bit over the years,and i agree after finding a dead fish,makes
you feel worse,cause they don't half stink when you fish them out.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #22 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 12:14 PM
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I hate finding dead fish i always scream(then my bf comes down and askes what died this time!) it

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post #23 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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'Because the attachment doesn't hook to my sink or tub. The faucets are square (stupid design) I still feel Yuck this morning but I know it is just a mental thing. The idea of the yucky water in my mouth., Thankfully it wasn't dug down into the gross gravel and I keep my tanks pretty clean normally. It is just the idea of the fish, snails and worse... the dead Tiger Barb from yesterday. Sushi anyone?
Oh, I see. Well, I hope you had yourself a stiff drink to kill any bugs you ingested.

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post #24 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 05:04 PM
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Oh, I see. Well, I hope you had yourself a stiff drink to kill any bugs you ingested.
I find that a nice lemon drop martini does the trick.

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post #25 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 05:48 PM
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"Appocaylpse now" style voice...

..I love the taste the taste of fish poo in the morning,it tastes of victory!

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post #26 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 06:39 PM
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I don't know what it's called, but I do have a backup siphon that is operated by a hand pump in the middle. You just give it 2-5 pumps and it does the rest of the work on it's own. It doesn't hook up to a sink like a python does, but that obviously doesnt make a difference for you. I got it in petco. The only downside is that it is pretty short and probably wont reach your sink, but there may be longer versions available.
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post #27 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 08:00 PM
Haha am I the only one not all that bothered by it? I am pretty good at avoiding that scenario, but when it does happen, oh well IMO. I often eat food anyway during water changes.

.... I'm probably drunk.

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post #28 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 08:36 PM
lol! Nothing like a mouth full of fish poo!
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post #29 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 09:20 PM
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I use my mouth to start the siphon when I do water changes, and often get a little taste of water. Not when I first start, but when I start siphoning the second bucket of water. There's sometimes some water in the hose from the first bucket that I don't notice, and when I start sucking, I get a mouthful of it. It doesn't bother me though... not anymore than drinking water from a stream.

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post #30 of 68 Old 02-19-2011, 09:32 PM
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i get the air presure when i start it and it makes me gag real bad

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