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Fish and spices.... do they mix?
Old 04-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #11
 
And if your todler can put hands into fish tank then remember that there's lots of debris and other bacterials which might harm humans. I always clean hands after putting them into fish tank.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #12
 
Ok nobody died in the tank. I fished out all of the spices and did a water change...... 5 days later my tank showed 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and 80 nitrates. As far as the access to my tank goes, I have never seen them do it but I am guessing they pull up a chair because the tank with a stand is over 4.5 feet tall. Fish food is kept in a supposed baby proof cabinet and the spices are in a pantry across the house. Yep this is my only tank. I have a 10 gallon but it isnt set up anymore. the lid to my tank is 7" wide made out of glass and its a pretty tight fit. As an RN who does home assessment on families with small children, my house is baby proof. Thanks for the concern though
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
 
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Ok nobody died in the tank. I fished out all of the spices and did a water change...... 5 days later my tank showed 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and 80 nitrates. As far as the access to my tank goes, I have never seen them do it but I am guessing they pull up a chair because the tank with a stand is over 4.5 feet tall. Fish food is kept in a supposed baby proof cabinet and the spices are in a pantry across the house. Yep this is my only tank. I have a 10 gallon but it isnt set up anymore. the lid to my tank is 7" wide made out of glass and its a pretty tight fit. As an RN who does home assessment on families with small children, my house is baby proof. Thanks for the concern though
You should try tying the chairs to the table or something that way the kids cannot pull it away to try to get up to your tank.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
 
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Another option is to include the child in feeding or helping to clean the tank.

That way they know the benefits of it, learn something and wont become distracted as to get items which may or may not be harmful to both them and your fish.

If the child is involved then it gives them something to do, calmly explain to them that they cannot put things in the tank, only adults can put things in the tank...either that or get a plastic fish for the 10g fill it up and let them play with that, as long as they dont break it, then the tank can be replaced for next to nothing if needed.

Agree on doing daily water changes and a good vacuum should clear anything up that is in the gravel.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #15
 
Taz makes a really good point to include the toddler and explain to them why it is important that only adults can feed and add things to fish tanks. I like the idea of having the 10g tank with a plastic fish, set it up next to your tank if there is room and the two of you take care of your tanks together. At the least the toddler may gain an appreciation for this hobby and one day becomes a marine biologist. Who knows think big right lol. Sorry about your tank though but yes change the water everyday and vacuum until your numbers get back to safe levels.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
 
I tried baby proofing my home once.... they still got in. :P
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #17
 
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That is why you have to have a fish room. Lock the room :).
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:13 AM   #18
 
ladayen: lol!!! I actually like the idea of setting up the ten gallon for them. I have a "play pond" in the back yard (1 gallon aluminum bucket with rocks in it, that we "test the water" every couple of day with my api test).
Termato: wish I could have a fish room..... it could be right next to my tack and quilting!!! Just flat don't have the room. I have started moving the lighting bar over the front flaps so they have to move it to get the top open..... so far it is working.... I think!
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