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Thread: Murphy's law

  1. #1

    Default Murphy's law


    0 Not allowed!
    Anyone here ever had some part of their system fail
    resulting in a good-sized tank spilling the majority of its contents onto the floor
    at the worst time possible?
    *sigh*
    for one AC member this is going to be a long, long night...

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    Ouch. I'm sorry to hear. Hope all the fish are ok, and that not too much damage was done.

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    Oh don't feel bad, I did a major goof myself today. I was topping off my tanks because of evaporation and wasn't paying attention to the right place. My water is very hard so my tank had water lines. I was watching the water line instead of the water thinking I still had 1/4 inch to fill. I know over filling a tank happens a lot with people using Pythons but I was using buckets. How dumb do you have to be to over flow a tank using a bucket
    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.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Lol... I've done it with a python... But a bucket is a new one ;). Hopefully you caught that quick

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    Lol Triton, not quick enough.
    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.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    A couple years ago I went to change out my 4 foot lights in my tank and I had the box with the lights sitting box end down so I had to lift them straight up and out and forgot the ceiling fan was running, still finding glass in the oddest places today...
    .
    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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    LOL. I once started to complete a waterchange using my python hooked up to the utility sink in my basement. Before I knew it there was water on the floor as I left a few rags in the sink that eventually clogged the drain overflowing the sink
    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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    Well, I sure am glad that I am not standing alone.
    I haven't investigated the cause of the leak(when you go to turn the tank lights off and suddenly find yourself standing in 1/2 inches
    Of water with a rattling filter and heater high and dry you really have other priorities)
    But I think that the fluval canister of the tank sprung a leak, something which I'll investigate closer today.
    The fish(mostly endlers) all apparently
    thought it was some giant water change and a great adventure and rushed the glass begging for food when I showed up. They really had no clue.

  10. #10

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    Filling one of my 55G drums to turn to saltwater I got distracted and forgot it was filling, probably 30 gallons later on the floor I remembered. Thankfully I had a carpet gizmo (that's the Murphy's law part, fully carpeted) to get most of the water up....
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

    If your not angry, your not paying attention...

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