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  1. #1

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    So a few of you know me on here, and I have a history of doing things a little off the wall. Well I broke a cardinal rule that has caused some serious heart ache.

    Let me first state - I dont trust big box stores... I very rarely trust home mom and pop stores unless I really know them. I have come to find a lot of people around me seem to do well with a place called Pet Supermarket. The name alone is offputting but they have the best selection of fresh water fish at anywhere near a reasonable price. I went in there on a day when I was sick, getting my dogs a few treats and found something I had been looking for for a long time, albino giant swordtails. Also found american flag fish and many other things that interested me. no dead fish in the tank, they were eating fine *I always have the shop feed in front of me or I dont buy*, no ick, no visable sign of disease - I popped on a few fish.

    I got them home, floated the bag, did my water change, dropped the 3 swords in my s/a tank, the flag fish in their own tank hoping to spawn and left it at that. The next day, I come in to 3 dead swords, 1 dead flagfish - I find it odd but at the end of the day... its a big box store. I didnt even seak my money back, I scooped and dumped, did a 90% water change and left it at that... The next day I come in my geo's are covered in ick... my tank is not running right and the filter malfunctions... all has gone wrong...

    Well now its passed enough for me to talk about it to my support group *YOU*... I didnt qt the fish, I know I should have but 3 little fish wouldnt hurt anything right? Ive lost a breeding trio of calico pleco's, both flag fish, the trio of sword tails, 6 5.5in geophagus F1's, in fact all im left with is my origional EBJD that is in his own 29 gallon getting treated with prazipro and getting daily water changes... I pray he makes it.

    Its my mistake, I know it and own it. 2 years of hard work, great fish that I was responsible for, gone down in a blink of an eye... Im pretty devistated and just upset all around.

    Please for the love of god... qt all new fish...

    Its pretty obvious to me now
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Oh man, Per. I read this after I PM'd you.
    I'm so sorry this happened. Sadly, we've all learned similar lessons the hard way. You are not alone.
    Quit kicking yourself and carry on the way you know you should.
    Again, so sorry.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
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  3. #3

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    An aweful set of events, sorry Per....hopefully we can learn from your tragedy

    As of now, to be perfectly honest, I have no QT tank...but you're making me think long and hard about setting one up
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    Per, you know I always got you, this was something many of us would have done, it's just a case of bad luck.

  5. #5

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 

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    Thanks yall... Its just a really bad set of circumstances. Losing a discus, losing a goodied, my tank crashing... ive been in a serious downward spiral.

    I appreciate the kind words and Chris thanks for being there to calm me off the ledge the day it happened and helping me think straight. You are the person that is most likely responsable for my ebjd being alive still.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  6. #6

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    Sorry to hear of your loses and two years of work down the drain, as you know fishkeeping is not always that good for our stress levels let alone the fish. Hope it all gets better for you
    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
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  7. #7

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 
    To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 
    Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 For the kind words in Matts journal ;) - steeler58 TGIF - RiversGirl Have a Cory for a safe delivery - steeler58 
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    Im so sorry for your losses....that is so awful, and could be anyone of us. Yeah, QT seems the best way to go. Thanks for sharing your painful ordeal, we can learn and I hope you get back on your feet soon...again so sorry.

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    Sorry for your loss and wish you the best of luck saving your EBJD.

  9. #9

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    Ouch Sandz, I know this hurt, but I am glad Triton was able to bring you back from the edge. Like I always say, it always sucks to lose fish, but the deaths that happen because of our mistake suck the most.
    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.


  10. #10

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Ouch Sandz, I know this hurt, but I am glad Triton was able to bring you back from the edge. Like I always say, it always sucks to lose fish, but the deaths that happen because of our mistake suck the most.
    1000% agree here.

    Thanks all.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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