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post #91 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 03:27 AM
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After spending hundreds of dollars on my nano betta tank, I decided that my fish didn't like it after he refused to stop chasing his reflection. Knowing I have very limited electricity to use (I live in a converted 250sq ft tool shed with my boyfriend, powered off an extension cord from the house), I got a second tank to run along side it.

I also love to overstock tanks. With everything. Hardscape, plants, fish, filtration. I just love to do it. An old 10g I had on the mainland had a school of ember tetras, a school of chili rasbora, a trio of SA bumblebee catfish, a trio of lophiobagrus catfish, and a betta. Other than tetras and rasbora getting picked off now and again, it was a miraculously stable aquarium.
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My confession is I say every water change I'm gonna re-scape my whole tank next week.....3 years later never happened!

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My confession is I say every water change I'm gonna re-scape my whole tank next week.....3 years later never happened!
I'm the opposite, I tell myself I'll rescape it in 6 months, but instead I rescape it every 2 weeks.
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My new and current confession... "I will clean that algae tomorrow" said for the last two weeks...
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post #95 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 03:34 PM
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I'm a goldmine for the pet shop. Seems like I restock my tanks every month or so. About the only fish that ever kept me entertained for long periods was my leopard puffer that my room mate killed.

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My wife has a phobia of fish and more tanks/fish make me happier......... :-)
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post #97 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 09:57 PM
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Reviving this thread because it's awesome. My turn:

I've kept a Silver-Tipped Shark Catfish past the point where it needed brackish water and it died... twice - because I thought the skin issues were due to a disease

I've also killed Bolbitis... twice - because, well, I don't know

Finally, I've stepped on a CRS crawling next to my bed... twice - because you wouldn't expect them there when you have a lid and floating plants blocking their way out

Wow, that was depressing
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post #98 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 10:10 PM
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I own an ecosphere. It's about half empty and there are still 3 shrimp alive in it after 4 years. I'd say there is maybe 6-8 ounces of water in it. It was a wedding gift but I feel bad for the shrimp surviving.
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post #99 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 01:42 AM
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I haven't had any major issues. Probably the bucket under the sink slightly overflowing because I ran downstairs to do something. Or the red lining on the motor of a Tetra Whisper wasn't completely inside properly and it dripped but only a tiny, tiny amount over a short period of time.

It wasn't me but a relative poured an entire thing of goldfish food into the tank and a sizable chunk of one of the 16.9oz Goldfish tank canisters. They should not have touched my things nor my fish. They did not understand that goldfish do not get 'full' usually. A lot will eat until they can't take anymore food in. That's what happened. There was fish food EVERYWHERE. One of my goldfish ate so much that it's stomach burst or something because I found it split open and hanging to the filter intake. I had to remove all water from the tank and refill with 100% fresh. It was an absolute disaster. It wasn't a child who did this, either.

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For lack of Shepard's hook (or similar) to hold hose to the tank,I have on more than one occasion flooded floor in living room while re-filling the aquarium's.
Last occasion was this past August when I ran nearly 35 gal out onto the carpeted floor.
I normally just place glass lid on top of hose and really should rig up something better.
I just bought from China a "Water Hose Holder" for $1.28. It took less than a month to arrive. Works great and fastens tightly on my bucket/tank.
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post #100 of 111 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 12:39 PM
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Another confession of mine is that I'm so much always wanting more in the Fish/Plants aquarium world that I constantly watch simple/basic videos on Youtube such as water changes. Videos of stuff I learned years and years ago just to watch something. I may have watched a video yesterday on "How to sihpon a tank" Lol

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Another confession of mine is that I'm so much always wanting more in the Fish/Plants aquarium world that I constantly watch simple/basic videos on Youtube such as water changes. Videos of stuff I learned years and years ago just to watch something. I may have watched a video yesterday on "How to sihpon a tank" Lol
Have you seen those shorts @Nordic posted on the end of that thread about altum angels? Gorgeous! Makes me want to watch more fish-related vids. I'm always enviously gawking at people's videos of their fish rooms.
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Have you seen those shorts @Nordic posted on the end of that thread about altum angels? Gorgeous! Makes me want to watch more fish-related vids. I'm always enviously gawking at people's videos of their fish rooms.
Just watched! Thanks for that! Good stuff.

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I speak for the silent majority when i say... i don't do weekly water changes
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post #104 of 111 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 05:02 PM
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UPDATE! I have all systems going, except the CO2 because no plants yet but tank is cycled and getting fish in the next 2 days!
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post #105 of 111 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 06:13 PM
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I totally flushed a perfectly healthy rainbow shark down the toilet because it was pissing me off and attacking everything in the tank.

Just a noob

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