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post #1 of 12 Old 07-23-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Who's doing a water change tomorrow morning?

50% scheduled here. The towels will be strewn across the floor in all their glory. My fish will watch as I tempt fate, clutching my orange homer paint bucket, my precarious grip on its wet lip slipping ever more with each step I take towards the aquarium.

Who else has plans to start their weekend with aquarium maintenance?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-23-2010, 04:45 PM
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LOL I start EVERY weekend with aquarium maintenance. Since I am fairly new, It is still kind of fun. I like tinkering around with the fish tank. No bucket for me though. I use my Python to suck the water out and I just use empty water jugs for adding the Prime to the water. It is relatively quick and painless. I might break out my new magnet float and try that on the glass a little even though the Oto's manage to keep it looking pretty darn good. New toy, gotta try it. :)
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-23-2010, 07:16 PM
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LOL I've been doing w/c's all week. I did the Bettas and Guppies on Monday, the 55 community tank on Wednesday, the 55 cichlid tank on Thursday. I'll be doing the 37 gallon and S/W today. I had to take my 10 gallon QT down as it developed a small leak so that's one less tank to do.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 12:28 AM
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LOL I've been doing w/c's all week. I did the Bettas and Guppies on Monday, the 55 community tank on Wednesday, the 55 cichlid tank on Thursday. I'll be doing the 37 gallon and S/W today. I had to take my 10 gallon QT down as it developed a small leak so that's one less tank to do.
Me too! I have to spread them out or it becomes more like work than a labor of love.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 12:50 AM
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I try to do that, but almost every time I say to myself, "well, I'm already hauling buckets around, why stop at three tanks?" and end up doing them all. A lot of work, sure, but I like being able to sit back and relax once it's all over and not have to worry about doing more water changes the next day.

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 02:14 AM
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Still cycling the new tank, but will change one-third of the water tomorrow. I'll have to move the dishes away from the sink so I can lug the bucket into the kitchen, dump the water, re-fill, and treat with Prime. Might add some Nutra-Fin and salt in a cup, so my Platy doesn't stress out from the nitrite spike.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 09:05 AM
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ha, funny question,i did mine last night.
i was worried though because i had not much dechlorinater left,but everyone
looks ok today.
only one fish tank at the moment.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 11:48 AM
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Just finished up the 6 betta tanks. The 75 gallon is tomorrow morning. Whoo Hoo!!

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 12:32 PM
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50% scheduled here. The towels will be strewn across the floor in all their glory. My fish will watch as I tempt fate, clutching my orange homer paint bucket, my precarious grip on its wet lip slipping ever more with each step I take towards the aquarium.

Who else has plans to start their weekend with aquarium maintenance?

Water changes are on my agenda today as well. They need it;
2 year old grand daughter came for a visit and she always has to feed Nana's fish. I have to admire her enthusiasm and I'm glad to see another generations interest in aquariums.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 12:45 PM
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A 1/4 change on the 40 gal. Plus the beta :)
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