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  1. #1

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    1 Not allowed!
    I've spilled a little water before but this was my first big fail. Some of you know I have a 10 gallon betta tank that is planted with a dirted substrate capped with sand. Well I'm cruising along, getting everything cleaned up and I notice this white gunky stuff on one of the corners. I got to suck it up and it doesn't come off. So I reach in there and I'm getting it off with my fingers. Little did I know my bucket had filled and the siphon hose fell out! Fortunately I had a towel on the grown but I didn't notice till my feet started getting wet. Well I freaked out and put the hose back in the bucket, only to realize the bucket was full and that I needed to stop my siphon quickly. So what do I do? I pull the siphon out of the water. Immediate backflush! Blew sand and dirt everywhere! Went all the way to the bottom of my substrate. So now I can't see anything in the tank, stuff is floating all over the place and my little betta is swimming around going "THIS IS AWESOME!!" lol So I clean up the water on the floor and get fresh water to fill the tank with. So I'm doing that while getting my net to catch the dirt that is floating. Got a bottle of sand and started covering stuff up again. It wasn't washed and so then I really couldn't see anything from the cloud of sand dust. Just hoping I got what I needed covered. Ooooooh fun times. lol Pay attention folks.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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  2. #2

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    LOL, sounds like a blast...what siphon do you use?

    The shut-off valve on the Python makes it easy to avoid messes like this, I have found
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    2 Not allowed!
    Nice one!
    I once managed to restart my filter without connecting the inlet hose. Wooohoooo, pumped water right out of the tank onto the floor. Thankfully our floors are concrete and I wanted to replace that carpet anyway. I haven't yet, but the smell reminds me ....
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 10x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta & black devil trumpet snail

  4. #4

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    Once you have been in the hobby long enough, a little mistake like that is practically a statistical certainty !
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    2 Not allowed!
    I wish I had done something like that only once. Seems more an annual or biannual thing...you can't pay a 100% attention 100% of the time!
    20gal long planted community

  6. #6

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    Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 
    Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 Thanks for scouting--have a snack on me. - WhistlingBadger 
    Have some pumpkin pie - mommy1 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks So Much. - metweezer T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 

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    6 Not allowed!
    Oh I followed that up today. Learned how to noodle by accident. Went to my LFS and they have this massive koi pond. You can put 25 in the machine and get food for them. So the wife wanted to feed them and we got some. I got the bright idea to hand feed the koi as I've done it before with other koi. It's going great, then a catfish materializes from the bottom and bites down on my fingers. Now I've got bandaids all over my fingers. lol Not a good few days to be me. Got my hatchetfish though! :D
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  7. #7

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    lol, at least SOMETHING good happened today! I'm not sure what that says about you that the high point of your day is getting some hatchet fish tho.

    wait, that actually applies to everyone on this site, hmmm...myself included....hmmmmm
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  8. #8

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    Oh yah compass. You just wanted to feed the fish by hand. Imo you knew there be catfish for grubbing in the pond. But your timing was off.

    On betta tank to eer is human. And no harm done except pride. I have ran bucket over, missed bucket with sipon, and stuck my hand in tank after filling it to the top. Oops forget my hand displaces more water and watched it run over the top.
    We just laugh and get over it. Plus learn from it too.
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  9. #9

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    3 Not allowed!
    Why don't you guys run the dang 'ole hose out the door (or window) and into a flower bed or something??
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  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Oh I followed that up today. Learned how to noodle by accident. Went to my LFS and they have this massive koi pond. You can put 25 in the machine and get food for them. So the wife wanted to feed them and we got some. I got the bright idea to hand feed the koi as I've done it before with other koi. It's going great, then a catfish materializes from the bottom and bites down on my fingers. Now I've got bandaids all over my fingers. lol Not a good few days to be me. Got my hatchetfish though! :D
    Remember bad thinks happen in three's..............LOL!

    I hope the LFS at least gave you a discount?
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