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Old 04-10-2009, 01:40 AM   #11
 
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Down the toilet is where my last few fish have gone, but I fear that my goldfish has gotten too big so I haven't a clue what I'll do when it's time for her to go =/
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:55 AM   #12
 
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I usually toss them outside or down the toilet. I ONLY suggest sending them down the toilet if you have a spetic tank.

Sadly I lost half the stock in my 55gal yesterday. Including the pretty fish in my sig
that's awfull,i'm really sorry to read this,what happenend ?
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #13
 
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i dont get the toilet thing
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #14
 
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that's awfull,i'm really sorry to read this,what happenend ?
Well I'm blaming it on a log I bought from petsmart. Half the fish died 24hours after adding it. I took it out on Friday after I had another unexplainable nitrite spike. However blaming a log didn't make sense to me..... So I sat it in a bin full of water, 24 hours later I tested the water. Got a 5ppm or possibly off the scale nitrite reading and a 1ppm ammonia reading. So I blame the log. Not sure how/why its doing that, its also making the water all white. First and last time I buy wood from petsmart. The tank has been fine since I took it out. Restocking it and getting it back to the way it looked is going to take some time though. The 8-10 rummy nosed tetras I lost where 2 year old adults, my caecilians ate half of the dead ones too. They should be fairly easy to replace with young ones, but I'm going to have my panda garras shipped to me. I was plaining on ordering 4 more and splitting overnight shipping with a local guy who also wanted some. I had to cancel that order at the last second, which means he didn't get his fish either. I still plain to order, but now I have to replace the 3 I lost too, so it's going to cost almost twice as much. Cost doesn't bother me as much as the fact that I killed the ones I had. I feel so bad when I kill wild caught fish.

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #15
 
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mine go on the compost bin ,for arguments sake why is there an issue to flushing DEAD fish? for me anything that goes down the shiny house ends up at the loacal treatment plant 1/4 of a mile from were i live first the incoming water is strained of all solid debris and the resulting refuse incinerated, then everthing is treated with 5 seperate processes before the water is channeled into the river ebbsfleet which flows to the saltwater tidal themes nothing survives that so why the issue?

im know a disturbing amount of information about sewage treatment for some reson

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:48 AM   #16
 
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Yeah I'm not clear on the whole flushing thing either.
Mikaila31, was it you who posted the video of the panda garras playing around on your hand?
I loved that video, it made me wish I had pandas. They are awesome.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:35 AM   #17
 
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mine go on the compost bin ,for arguments sake why is there an issue to flushing DEAD fish?
Weird issue, huh? Better than flushing a live fish.

My dead fish go to the garden or trashcan.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #18
 
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Yeah I'm not clear on the whole flushing thing either.
Mikaila31, was it you who posted the video of the panda garras playing around on your hand?
I loved that video, it made me wish I had pandas. They are awesome.
Yeah those where the ones I lost. I miss all their little antics like that. The 4 more I was planning on ordering was so I could attempt breeding them. I still plan to try, it's just going to take a lot longer.

As for flushing dead fish being bad , I guess it doesn't make a lot of sense, if most drains end in either a septic or waste treatment plant.
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