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    I'm in process of renovating my kitchen myself - using low VOC paints etc. I have to remove wallpaper and don't want to use a steamer - apparently it causes the old glues to offgas - so I wanted to know if there were any suggestions on how to do this. I've read about using fabric softener with water (could use Seventh Generation - solvent free with lavendar oil - biodegradable), vinegar with water (very smelly and not very effective) and there are variety of commercial products - but most use solvents that could cause problems. I've read about tank disasters from using solvents etc. that produce fumes - as they become aerated by the airpumps and kill the fish. Tank is too big to move....any ideas?!?!? Thanks Susan

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    perhaps you could use longer tubing and have the pumps in a differant room?

    im not sure you would probably lose pressure but it might help?
    30g Planted - Rocky Balbetta, albino corys, Neons, Bolivian rams
    55g - Australian perch, Medium crayfish, elodia
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    Theres a man in the back of an ambulance dying for pizza

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    Honestly I dont think you would have any problems removing your old wallpaper with steam. I've never heard of the "offgas" with old glues. My dad used to renovate old houses a long time ago and I also helped him remove wallpaper (with steam) from our old house that was 120 years old. The only thing I would worry about is just getting proper ventilation or putting a fan near your tank to move the air.
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    Your tank is fine. Many user a sprayer bottle and get the paper good and wet.

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    lol, higgypop hasnt been on since july 31st so i dont think shes coming back

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    You need gifts. Have a cookie! - Drumachine09 Good luck with your fishie - RobbieG Loving what you bring to the forum. Hope you are a long-term friend here! - gm72 For being you - Nick_Pavlovski Whatever yu want it to be - crackatinny 
    For helping us out and being a GREAT member! - gm72 I love you! - Over Actor Your my hero.....Kinda.....(^: - Kuli_Loach For the help with the coconut! - the P its about time i gave you a gift too! - cocoa_pleco 
    Let's celebrate Chica...maybe you can help make the favors - **AquaQueen** You do great work! - Lady Hobbs who doesn't want a cupcake? lol - tropfish Thanks for being as sweet as this Kiss to me...your a good friend! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share with my GF....Hope ya like choco-chip w/nuts - **AquaQueen** 
    For Your Daughter...she will like this better...No Milk! - **AquaQueen** Drink up! - Nick_Pavlovski Thanks for being so nice! - Bill M. Good Luck in the tiebreaker! - RobbieG thanks for adding me as a buddy! - *Sarah* 
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    Lol I guess when someone responds to an old thread, I always assume its a new one! I never think to look at the original date...lol :)
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