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post #11 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 10:22 AM
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Good day gone bad....sorry to hear that.
Thank goodness mine starts itself by shaking or i'd gak my brains out

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 10:56 AM
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LOL, I'm sorry but I had such a laugh... Luckily I haven't had the pleasure of tasting aquarium water yet, I tend to be very careful when I do the water changes... Although my first water change I missed the bucket, and the water was all over the place, not much, but enough to never do it again.
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post #13 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 04:38 PM
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Grimmjow, reading your story made me laugh also. I know it wasn't funny at the time but it just sounds so comical. I've had pretty good luck with no big water change disasters (knocks on wood) but I have had my cat put pinholes (twice!) in my Python by chasing the water/debris as it goes through the hose. I didn't realize it until I was walking back to the bathroom to turn off the faucet and got sprayed in the face from the water coming through the pinholes in the hose. He now gets banned to another room while I do water changes. And I have sucked water once...ONCE.

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post #14 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lol for cats hating water so much they sure are fascinated by it, my cat too attacks debris and chases the syphon in the water, plays with toilet water, sits in the sink as the washer is running and gets his paws soaked, loves the sound the water makes as it swirls down the drain, and lately has been sleeping/bathing in the bathroom sinks. I dont get it.

I do think I have a fear of it happening again, thinking about it makes me feel sick and I can taste the nasty water all over again.
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-08-2010, 01:35 AM
I find it really easy to start the syphon by filling the big tube thingy (the "mouth" of the syphon) with water, lifting it so the water goes into the tube, when the tube is full quickly block the end and re-fill the mouth, then start sucking away.

The last time I did the mouth-start method, I was cleaning out my qt of all things with my pleco. It was all poop. I didn't swallow it though! I just kept thinking I felt pieces of pleco poo in my teeth! j/k

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post #16 of 16 Old 01-08-2010, 12:01 PM
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The last time I did the mouth-start method, I was cleaning out my qt of all things with my pleco. It was all poop. I didn't swallow it though! I just kept thinking I felt pieces of pleco poo in my teeth! j/k
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