every dog has his day!
Normally people say if it wasnt for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. Well last night this dog got his fat juicey bone!
I had noticed the people up the street had tossed a 55g and a couple big bags to the curb. Well me being me I had to go check that tank out. He told me it leaked, could never get the filters to work, always killed the fish so he was sick of it and was tossing everything he had. So on that, I started looking in the bags... all kinds of stuff. So into the tank all his "trash" went and to my house it went.
First fill the tank and find this leak... still full of water and not a wet spot to be found. I've bumped it, shook it, stopped around it... nothing... All it needs is new lids. Easy fix.
Next the light. Good old trusty 48" single bulb fixture. Power but no light... swapped out the bulb, not light... swapped the starter and POOF we had light.
Next in the bag of goodies was 2 aquaclear 70s. Missing the lids and pretty beat up. So plugged them in and oh boy what a noise the squealed out of it. So I go to take the impeller out and I notice the whole motor section isnt tightened down. it's sideways as if you were going to take it off. So now I have a pretty good idea where the leaks were coming from. lol Cleaned them up put them on the tank and they pur almost like new. Placed an order for a couple lids and couple new tubes for all of $15...
Next in the bag of goodies was 2 visitherm 300w heaters! Plugged them in and worked perfectly. What was off though was that were cranked all the way up. Was he trying to boil his fish?? I have them in seperate tanks at 78* in my 60* basement and the water temp is 76.7* right now. Pinch me I'm dreaming... lol
Next in the trash was enough plants to set up 3 tanks let alone a single 55. Also a couple small nets, a large net, a dozen air stones still in the packages, about 20' of airline, and a maximum-r airpump. That worked just fine too. Had to adjust the knob to get more airflow though. was turned almost all the way down. The only word that comes to mind is dumba**... lol
Now normally I would go get the person I grabbed this from and tell them what I found and see if they want it back... but... not for this guy. He's one of those guys who calls the cops when you sneeze in your own yard but when he walks his 3 mini mutts and he lets them crap in everyones yard and leaves it there. (our town law says you must pick up your dogs waste) He's called the police on me 4 times for shooting my paintball guns in my garage and told the cops I was up and down the street shooting at houses with a real gun! So needless to say, when the police special units team literally were about to invaded my house I was less then impressed. Coming around a corner looking down the barrels of 3 MP5s made me a tick cranky. The police were not too happy either. We talked it out and the boys in blue went and had a chat with him. He called the town on me because my grass was too high. I just got out of the hospitial after being mauled by a dog and lost the use of my right leg. Sorry not mowing the lawn in a wheel chair and it really wasnt a top priority at the time. And it wasnt even tall. The inspector showed up and said something like finally mowed your lawn? He was a bit confused when I told him it hadnt been mowed in 3 weeks. Does this stuff to the other neighbors too. Even the kids can walk down the sidewalk in a group because he calls the police and complains of the "gang activites" in front of all our houses. Better watch it... the 12 and 13 year olds are out!
So for him... ya going to keep the stuff with a smile. He threw it out, it was trash... one man's trash is another man's treasure... thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
Replacement parts for the filters... $15
New filter media... $10
New lids for the tank... $20
Pissing my neighbor off when I explain my new setup that I got from his trash ... Priceless
that may be my luck for the year but I can live with that! lmao
Last edited by Jaster; 03-25-2013 at 02:53 PM.
Angel breeder wanna-be