It Is Questionable if this is Funny or Not.

  1. Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    So, all my tanks are running like pro's, no problems, reasonable maintenance. But this is too good for me, I have to tweak something. Well this little tweak cost me all day.

    I decided to change the carbon and add more Fluval rings to my Fluval 206. I fish it up from BEHIND the desk below my aquarium. Mind you the only way to do this is to climb up on my desk, bend over with my fanny in the air and pull it up with a dead lift in my arms. I get it up and yes I pop one tube and out pours water. No problem easy to fix. I put it back, take apart the Fluval and put in what I want and put it back together. I plugged it in ready for it to prime right up and nothing. I took it back apart trying to see where my error lay, and put it back together. Okay so maybe I have to Prime it while it is on the floor behind my desk where I can barely reach. But I do it and nothing. So I pull it back up... again and again and again. I go to the internet to see what I am doing wrong, I call Fluval (who is closed for Good Friday) and nothing. This went on for literally hours.... then another filter wasn't working. Well it turns out I had unplugged the wrong filter in my frenzy. I tore my hair out half the day. You know what it was? I reversed the intake and outake tubes when the one popped off. Took me four hours to figure that out. My floor is wet, I smell like fish, and I am now in a foul mood.

    I can't believe I did something so silly that got me so worked up.:;drum
     
  2. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Ehh, I'd say it's a little funny. That stuff happens to me ALL the time!
     

  3. nippybetta Well Known Member Member

    Smart one...
     

  4. Dlondon95 Well Known Member Member

    Oh the joys of fishkeeping!
     

  5. Clomidg Initiate Member

    nothing else

    responses very good! )
     
  6. LockedBox Member Member

    I must admit, that is kind of funny, even if only because it sounds like something I would do! Thank goodness my little tanks filter is foolproof.
     
  7. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Im sorry, but I'm laughing lol. See I find it funny, because of what it was, working in the water and wastewater treatment fields that is one of the things we teach people to check first. I have watched guys pull their hair out trying to make things work for hours only to find out the flipped the lines and thought they were smarter than that.

    Here is a good checklist for you to help keep some hair left on your head.

    Do I have power all the way back to the source?
    Is the rotation proper?
    Are all the seals good?
    Suction and discharge lines correct?
    Are there kinks in the lines?
    Are the lines clear of obstructions? this includes any intake filters
    Is the impeller good?
    Are you sure it works?

    This is a basic list that we go thru when troubleshooting, granted I had to alter it slightly but it still works wonders.
     
  8. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    Lol, this is why I like my ehiem the tubes are different diameters so you cannot mix them up.