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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Tough luck!

Hello all. Long time lurker here. I've learned a ton of information from this site and have been keeping planted tanks for 10 years, mostly low light ones, but have had aquariums for twice that long. Long story short just at the point I've gotten to the handle on on maintaining the perfect balance with all three of my aquariums my 8 gallon being my show piece. I'm nooooooo Amano by any stretch of the imagination but I was very proud of that little jewel. I saw was as it was destroyed yesterday. My dear sweet 13 year old Grand Daughter who was staying over for the night used the legs of my stand of my little master piece to stake our 140lbs Bull Mastiff "Tank" to while she, wanting to surprise Grandpa, pulls out the carpet cleaner/vacuum. We'll she didn't realize Tank's fondness for the vacuum when its powered. You can fill in the rest. Glass, water, fish, carpet shampoo everywhere. She nor Tank were hurt which is the most important thing. However, I sure would appreciate anyone in Central Texas area that had some Pelia and or Flame Moss they are willing to part will send a reply. I'll start new 10 gal. with it. Didn't trust I could get all the shampoo chemicals, glass out of what of what I was able to save out of the carpet.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 01:38 AM
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Ouch! I am sorry to hear about the tank! Atleast no one was hurt. (Dog or human!) If you would like some plants, take a look at the Swap and Shop section where people do the plant trading and such.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 01:42 AM
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That sucks, I have always had the fear of my tank falling over I couldn't imagine cleaning up all the water along with everything else that was in the tank.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks JakeJ. Just realized I can actually see the Swamp in Shop Tab now that I'm logged in. I guess I've been just lurking way too long. LOL
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Just means you need to get a tank big enough so your dog wont pull it over..... 125 gal or so

Sorry to hear about that, I get that scare all the time, I get that fear every time my daughter plays around the tank.
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I'm going to pull some of the standard low light plants, Java Fern, Crypts, and Nana from my other two tanks to start the new 10gal. But the Pelia and Flame moss I had in the little 8 had really grew in nicely over a three year period. It layered well over a small piece of drift wood and black river stones. I'm still trying to get all the substrate out of the carpet.
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