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    I found out about this "disease" the hard way after losing 4 of my Rosy Tetras today, who were healthy and active for one minute, and deceased hours after a PWC.

    If gas bubble disease is what they ultimately succumbed to, it was brought about by my ignorance of maintaing as precise a temperature as possible when doing partial water changes. The deceased fish showed the classic symptoms.

    I have searched the internet a bit but have found very little comprehensive information about this affliction, this is the best info I have found so far: http://en.wikivet.net/Gas_Bubble_Disease

    Thanks to mommy1 for educating me on what I do believe was the cause of the death of my fish. Maybe someone else can benefit from learing about what I believe was the cause of my misfortune.
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    Sorry to hear about your bad luck

    Perhaps you could try a little trick I learn a few years back. When refilling my tank with a python, I will place the senor for my electric thermometer inside or near the end of the python tube so the thermometer will give me a accurate reading of the replacement water as it enters the tank. That will allow me to adjust the temp of the replacement water using the hot & cold taps so it will match the temp of the tank water.

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Thanks Cliff, i appreciate the condolence...I am interested in this "electric thermometer" you mention. I can't really see it in the pic....I usually use a food thermometer to get a very basic temp reading. which is not accurate at all to the degree I should adhere to when filling the tank with fresh (tap) water
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    It's a basic Marine (AKA Hagen) aquarium digital thermometer. You can see the suction cup for the sensor at the end of the python hose and the thermometer itself is attached at the top right hand corner of the tank.

    Pic of the actual thermometer below





    These are fairly common to find in most big box LFS.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    So this is a regular tank thermometer that one would monitor tank temp, as well as mesauring fill water?...all I have now is the float type therm suction cupped to the inside of the tank

    My issue invloves the fact that I am stretching the 25' python hose almost to it's full length to fill, from the kitchen sink to the tank in the living room, so with one person, it'd be hard to adjust the temp while standing near the tank, waiting to fill..and far from the faucet..if that makes sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    So this is a regular tank thermometer that one would monitor tank temp, as well as mesauring fill water?...
    Yes, if I am understanding you correctly. You can use it for both. You will get a accurate temp measure of the water where ever you place the sensor (at the end of the sensor wire were the suction cup is). When I refill the tank, I just place the sensor in or near the python so it will show me the temp of the replacement water as it flows by just before it starts to mix with the tank water. Once I am done with the water change, I will just move the sensor back to were I normally have it on the glass on the side of the tank.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post

    My issue invloves the fact that I am stretching the 25' python hose almost to it's full length to fill, from the kitchen sink to the tank in the living room, so with one person, it'd be hard to adjust the temp while standing near the tank, waiting to fill..and far from the faucet..if that makes sense
    I also have a distance to go from my sink to my tank and do changes on my own. What I do is point the "fill" end of the python right back into the sink while I adjust the temp...when I'm happy with the temp I "gently" flip the open/close switch and scoot over to my tank....then fill. :-)

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    Cliff...are the suction cups you have attached to your python, a python accessory that I've missed...or something you came up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Thanks Taurus...so it could have been nitrogen oversuaturation instead of oxygen that caused the fish deaths....that article indicates that you should draw warm water from the tabk and let it sit for several hours to dissipate the gases, but it would no longer be warm when you put it in the tank....also not viable for decent size water changes in large tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by DeboraBremner View Post
    I also have a distance to go from my sink to my tank and do changes on my own. What I do is point the "fill" end of the python right back into the sink while I adjust the temp...when I'm happy with the temp I "gently" flip the open/close switch and scoot over to my tank....then fill. :-)
    That's exactly how I have been doing it...I am going to get one of those thermometers like Cliff suggested, AND run the airstone everytime from now on while filling the tank. I rarely use the airstone any more, I am glad I have not pulled it out of the tank like I had been planning
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