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post #11 of 19 Old 08-04-2009, 12:44 PM
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Good thing you didn't lose any fish!

It happened once to my pond too, when my grandpa opened the drainage to lower the water level after an overnight rain and forgot to close it. Found it with only 4 or 5 inches of water left. I was like .

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.
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post #12 of 19 Old 08-06-2009, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys.
can't belive i could make such a silly mistake,i try so hard to be carefull around
water and electrical stuff.
fish are doing ok,thatnk,the angels eye looks misty ?
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post #13 of 19 Old 08-06-2009, 05:50 PM
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hey now shhhhhhh I am a blonde!!!! hahaha Heck I have had this happen to me too. What a mess !! only happen once tho. old addage learn from your mistakes huh. Glad fish are ok
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post #14 of 19 Old 08-07-2009, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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thanks sparky. :)

few days down the line now.......the angel didn't make it. :(
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post #15 of 19 Old 08-07-2009, 12:55 PM
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That's such a bummer. I'm so sorry

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-08-2009, 07:37 AM
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Oh no! So sorry to hear that.

RIP angel.
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post #17 of 19 Old 08-08-2009, 09:54 AM
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if you put hydrogen peroxide on carpet stains it instantly removes them( at least brand new ones as far as i know) but i bet it will remove any odors really well

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
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post #18 of 19 Old 08-09-2009, 01:43 AM
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Sorry to hear about your loss, keep us posted on the eggs, I hope they pull through!
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post #19 of 19 Old 08-09-2009, 02:15 AM
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Willow,, You would think it would only take once for this to happen for one to become immune to repeating this. But I have done it at least three times. I hope everything turns out well.
For simple water changes,, I have seen people use PVC pipe along with a couple plastic elbows to form a U shape which attaches to syphon hose with a clamp. They then hang the device which is usually longer on one end (the end that goes in the tank) depending on how much water they wish to remove ,, from the side of the tank.
When water level falls below the length of tube in the tank,, The syphon cannot pull anymore water. This would work for simple water changes but prolly wouldn't be helpful for vaccuming substrate.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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