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Old 10-03-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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l8nite's amateur tip of the day: don't multi-task during water changes.


Was doing a water change on my 10G tank into a 5G bucket... got distracted in the other room trying to also get my daughter to bed.

Came back to find a lot of water on my carpeted floor... woops!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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Happens to all of us at least once in our fish keeping career, just hope you don't be like me and walk into 2 inches of standing wAter in a room :P
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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The opposite of this always happens to me, I have an outside fish room and I keep leaving the hose inside the tank to fill it up, I come back and its overflowing and my lights short circuit >.<
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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Been there... done that. More than once.

I have done inadvertent 100% water changes, and overfilled tanks and buckets. My very old house floor is mostly hardwood, and the water leaks through pretty well!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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I left rodi on once and left for the day. I ended up flooding the apartment kitchen below me I felt so bad.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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D'oh!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
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Word !
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #8
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Trying to do tank maintenance while cooking also generally leads to disaster, especially if you use your cookware/bowls etc for handling plants stuff as well.

I've set fire to kitchen towels, had pasta boil over or go dry and even once laid a piping hot salmon filet on a tray of hornwort I was pulling rams horn snail from. My attention was on the filling tank and I forgot the matching dish of lemon-zested dill was on the *other* end of the counter!
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