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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone else a worrywart?

I find I am always worrying about something in my tank! Am I the only one?
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Nope, being a new tank owner, I found myself the first two weeks waking up in the middle of the night checking up on my lil' guy. Happy I did, because the first couple of night I had to remove him, because he was turning white.
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turning white?! something about that doesn't sound good. have you check around in the fish forums regarding the issues?
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If you turn the lights on at night your fish will naturally be more pale. Nothing to worry about. But if it continues into the day then that could be a problem.
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It was just at night. He had just didn't look right, so I removed him. It's been over a month and he's fine except for this newest issue I already posted about.
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I worry about other things. How am I gonna pay for my kids high school? Am I gonna have enough money when I retire? Will I always stay as handsome as I am? Important stuff, my tanks, not so much.
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I just put my 75 next to my bed I worry about waking up as my bed is floating away
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dream or nightmare?
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Unless there's something actually, or expected to soon be, in play? Not really. A big part of that is simply experience and a good amount of planning ahead.

Aquarium break? I've got a couple spare aquariums that can be set up in next to no time--along with totes, tubs, air pumps, hoses and such. And I keep a rotating stock of 3g or so of treated water on hand.

Filter malfunction? I've a spare HOB I can set up and stuff with the finer media and a net bag for the bigger stuff that I can clip to the side of it to keep the bacteria alive and working til I can order a new one (as well as a small savings account specifically FOR such emergencies).

New fish? Quarantine tank, drip-line, spare buckets and the knowledge that I've done my research before introducing a new fish. Worse case? Well, we're back to those spare aquariums and supplies.

Illness? Been there, done that. Spare tanks to move out stock who can't handle the treatment or to set up as seperate QT and the knowledge to handle most of the common issues. Uncommon issues? I head here and pick the brains of TPT.

Folks may quibble about costs and space issues--but having materials on hand for backup just makes sense.
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