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vacuuming around a fish tank???
Old 12-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
 
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vacuuming around a fish tank???

Alright.. so I'm doing a little cleaning and I had to vacuum around the fish tank... I didn't think they would flip so much... I thought they were going to jump out the little opening by the filter... It clearly stressed the hell out of them as they are still very jumpy... Obviously I can't not vacuum... So does anyone else have this problem or a suggestion on how to minimize stress when I do have to clean? Thanks!!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
 
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Ah my one fish looks very bad :S She is like under the filter but not where the current is just floating near the top and her tail is like curled in :( Whats going on? Did I really scare them this bad? This is the first week they have been in that tank so it's the first time I have had to vacuum around there... In their old ten gallon the vacuum never used to bother them?
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
 
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they will get used to it. just the vibrations in the water they are not used to.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:06 PM   #4
 
My barbs were skittish for 3 days after the first time. Just vacuumed again, and they didn't care for it, but were right back to normal when the vacuuming was done.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:16 PM   #5
 
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Lol awesome. Thats good to know. they are still being crazy but hopefuly they will be feeling better tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
 
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Quote:
Obviously I can't not vacuum...
Works for me...

I'm joking!

They'll get used to the vibrations. :)
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