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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Don't you hate it when . . .

. . . you're filling up your tank after a water change, get distracted browsing the forum, completely forget about the hose attached to the sink, and dump several gallons of water on your 70 year old hardwood floors? Thank god my wife's not home.
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I don't have the luxury of making such mistakes as my wife and I live in an upstairs loft apartment. Only 700 sq. feet, but with seven aquarium. The worst I have done is put a gallon or two on the kitchen linoleum when the python disconnected from the sink and started draining on the floor.


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I hate when I plug in a pump sitting in a bucket of new water but the hose is not over the tank...
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I hate when I don't suck hard enough to get the siphon starting, so I have to get some aquarium water in my mouth on the next suck...
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I hate when I don't suck hard enough to get the siphon starting, so I have to get some aquarium water in my mouth on the next suck...
LOL! yea, I hate it when that happends. Sucking too hard, SUCKS!
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yup! been there, done that....
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LOL! yea, I hate it when that happends. Sucking too hard, SUCKS!
Too . . . many . . . jokes. Don't . . . know . . . where . . . to . . . start. Head . . . going . . . to . . . explode . . .
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I hate when I don't suck hard enough to get the siphon starting, so I have to get some aquarium water in my mouth on the next suck...
Here's a trick I use. Fill the hose with water. I stick it under a faucet.
Seal off both ends with your thumbs so the water doesn't come out. Put one end into the tank and let go. Instant siphon.


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I hate when I don't suck hard enough to get the siphon starting, so I have to get some aquarium water in my mouth on the next suck...
On the second attempt you have to blow before you suck lol

I do hate it when I do that. Each and every time...

I also hate the way the wet carpet smells after a day or two. I sop up what I can with towels and a shop vac and point a fan at the wet part but the biological stuff in the water still stinks.

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My fish store doesn't have what I want and I have to end up buying online and pay more in shipping then the product
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Here's a trick I use. Fill the hose with water. I stick it under a faucet.
Seal off both ends with your thumbs so the water doesn't come out. Put one end into the tank and let go. Instant siphon.
This is the easiest way to start a siphon. Still can't get over how people still suck on the end of a hose like they're trying to steal gas.
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. . . you're filling up your tank after a water change, get distracted browsing the forum, completely forget about the hose attached to the sink, and dump several gallons of water on your 70 year old hardwood floors? Thank god my wife's not home.
Oh it could get much worse! Try filling your water change tub as you're running around trying to get ready for work in the wee hours of the AM and you get that aching feeling in the pit of your stomach during lunch that has absolutely nothing to do with what you're eating. That feeling turns to full-blown gut-wrenching pain when you remember you're an hour's drive from home and the water's been running for at least 6 hours already.

Happened more times than I'd care to admit.

In my case, I WISH my wife was home.

I've "re-trained" myself to do absolutely nothing more than feed the fish before I leave in the AM.
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Did much the same this weekend only on a small scale. I disconnected the tub from the regulator, blew through it to clear the water so it would not syphon and laid it down under the stand. I came back in 15-20 minutes to find that it was running water.

Slab floors do have some value! But the carpeting is still wet. I have a water alarm but it was inside the plastic tub with the filter and the water was outside on the floor!
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Well I hope I never expierence some of these
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