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Thread: Slap's 40B

  1. #1801

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    1 Not allowed!
    The reason most people turn off their filters (besides running dry) and heaters is because of getting a shock, but it's never happened to me except the one time the light fell in and I got a mild shock, LOL, no harm though.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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  2. #1802

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    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks steeler, and glad the mild shock didn't do more damage, lol...seems like it'd at least make your hair go from straight to curly
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  3. #1803

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    0 Not allowed!
    Steeler and others should take note - this danger is exactly why I have and everyone should have all aquarium power cords plugged into a power/current interrupter unit (a GFCI unit.) It is absolutely the best way to protect yourself and fish from electrocution. My unit handles all my plugs (three heaters, canister filter, air pump/LED for algae filter, and lights.) Even a ground cable will not protect you (really useless) but these units do. They are easy to install (for outlets) or as stand alone power cord plug in strips/modules.

  4. #1804

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    Thanks Cermet, everything but the light is plugged into the GFCI unit you suggested.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

  5. #1805

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    0 Not allowed!
    Mine too, gotta have ground fault circuit interruption anytime you are within 3 feet of water is the code here...code or not, I'd rather be safe than sorry
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  6. #1806

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I made a mistake in the gas that is the problem, it is nitrogen and not oxygen that causes gas bubble disease, as I explained elsewhere I was in a hurry and well past my bedtime, sorry for the mistake and thanks to Taurus for correcting it.
    No biggie kiddo...I understood the meaning. Question though, when refilling with a python like water changer, would it help to keep the mouth of the python above the surface of the water and direct the flow over the surface? That would allow all the gases to harmlessly release into the air? Of course the temperature has to be close.
    Last edited by Taurus; 12-31-2013 at 02:45 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    3 Not allowed!
    Anything that creates surface agitation would help so I assume holding the Python over the surface would help. I think everyone is over thinking this and being paranoid about changing water now. We've all been just fine for this long and I don't think we need to make huge changes to our routine. I've been changing water out of tanks for over 40 years, the last several years with a Python stuck into the substrate, and have never once dealt with gas bubble disease. All I do is make sure the temps of new and old water are close and create surface agitation.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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  8. #1808

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    I think everyone is over thinking this and being paranoid about changing water now.
    Well, I was extra careful with the temp of the tap when I did the weekly PWC on the 10 gallon yesterday...found a food thermometer we had in a drawer and used it to measure the temp of thw tap water coming out of the Python over the sink, shut the Python off at the right temp, then filled the tank

    It was no fun watching those 4 Rosys die so suddenly (and probably painfully), but now that I know why and how to prevent it, hopefully it will never happen again.

    Thanks again mommy1
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  9. #1809

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    I typically do a 30-50% pwc (depends on how much I'm paying attention - the 40-50% is unintentional, usually ;P) every week in my 75 & 40, and I've never had a problem. 30% will be fine. The problem comes when you skip a week. =X
    Quick question...when I do a 30% PWC in the 40 gallon breeder, how much Prime should I add?....back when I was doing the large water changes with the Python, I was treating with Prime to condition the WHOLE tank (4 ml, 1ml for every 10 gallons)
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  10. #1810

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    I would dose for 50% to be safe so 2ml added to the water before putting it in the tank.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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