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What could be worse than your worst algae problem

last night i found two pieces of orange peels lying on the substrate of my tank, among the plants. each about the size of my thumbnail. coincidentally, two of my rummynose tetra died that day earlier. I don't know if i can relate the two together. i asked around and it turns out that my in-law who's visiting us for a few months threw those in the tank just to see "if the fish would be interested".

I was like, erh, "... seriously?"
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My daughter used to post on her paintings in high school this warning:

"Even if you WANT to die, don't touch this painting."

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I would be so...... livid.

About a year ago my kid brother threw a handful of "treasure" (pennies, nickles and dimes) in my tank, it was terrible. He got his butt whooped - and he's just a kid!

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I've acquired and set up a 60gal tank for a local kindergarden.
On the first day , a kid grabbed the hood and started to climb up the tank..wtf.
...kids mother didn't even react untill she saw that my head is about to explode

Later i have put the sign on the tank that says ''don't touch the tank'' but everytime i do maintenence first i have to clean the fingerprints off the glass to be able to see the fish inside
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I gassed my shrimps with CO2, some of them died and I wonder if the others ones are brain damaged or something.
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...change the locks and see if he would be interested in finding a new place to live for a few months

I remember an inlaw came to visit with her demon spawn...they banged and banged and banged on my tank...

eventually I said..."get away from the tanks plz"...since you know, no one wants to parent their kids

it is IMPOSSIBLE to find 1 person who regrets going pressurized

if you do it right, you can spend a lot of money in this hobby...of course, if you do it wrong - you'll spend A LOT more
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...change the locks and see if he would be interested in finding a new place to live for a few months

I remember an inlaw came to visit with her demon spawn...they banged and banged and banged on my tank...

eventually I said..."get away from the tanks plz"...since you know, no one wants to parent their kids
They were selling puffer fish at Walmart and these kids were banging on their part of the tank. I felt so bad for the fish, but too chicken to speak up... cuz the parents were there even encouraging them...
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lol that's a lot of funny stories. i feel i am not alone and that makes me feel better now.

seriously, if you put a "do not push" sign next to a big red button, people will push it for sure, or at least WANTED to.
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^^thats why you should design it so that you reach through a saw blade to push the [power] "Do not touch" button
- it energizes and removes some fingers

...at least in my world it would work that way
i think 10x to get it right is generous enough and more than fair!!

Im just more ruthless that way I guess...Im only 25 and Im f-ing fed up with the disrespectful kids of today...they have EVERYTHING given to them and even then they are ungrateful, lacking self-control and RUDE

I blame allll of those agencies and "educated" people who stopped parents from being able to discipline their children in public

it is IMPOSSIBLE to find 1 person who regrets going pressurized

if you do it right, you can spend a lot of money in this hobby...of course, if you do it wrong - you'll spend A LOT more
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my moms cat is constantly sitting on my coralife light it doesnt bug the fish but if you have ever seen the coralife t5no then you would know how fragile they are
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Not my story, but my uncles friend had a laaaarge tank about 150 gallons and caught a drunken fool taking a leak off his bed into the tank.



26 bottle across the head and buddy won't ever think of that idea again. He didn't lose anyoscars and whatever else he had (was like 8 when I first saw the tank) suprisingly. I like how the top of my tank is 6 feet above the ground for this reason LOL.


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I had a 10g grow-out tank I kept in my office. It was about 6 inches off the ground on a bottom shelf. I kept shrimp and extra plants in the tank and would give them to friends and family that had tanks (usually my brother).

My mother came to visit with my nephew one day before I could get in for work. My wife and mother didn't think to watch my 4-year-old nephew as he trotted off to my office. He knew where the tank was and had seen me pull out plants for his dad. He decided he would collect some own his own.

A few minutes later, he came out screaming and crying while holding out his arm. Seems it got coated with duckweed and it freaked him out. Unfortunately, my wife and mother didn't understand what he had gotten into and freaked out as well.

I got a laugh out of it when I got home but it stopped being funny after I realized I was going to be the one to vacuum it all up.
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last night i found two pieces of orange peels lying on the substrate of my tank, among the plants. each about the size of my thumbnail. coincidentally, two of my rummynose tetra died that day earlier. I don't know if i can relate the two together. i asked around and it turns out that my in-law who's visiting us for a few months threw those in the tank just to see "if the fish would be interested".

I was like, erh, "... seriously?"

Its time to tell The In-law Josey Wales to move into the YMCA.
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