Just A Random Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Jeezusjuiicee, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. JeezusjuiiceeValued MemberMember

    So if you have a tank that's taller than your arms are long. Like a 200 gallon. Or even a smaller tank if your a small person lol! And you can't get your arms to the bottom of the tank. How the heck do you decorate it and add plants and all that? My girlfriend saw her neighbour spraying out a 300 gallon tank and she said it was half her height! And it really got me thinking lol

    Like if it's filled with water , and you want to add a plant later on. Do you go for a dunk? Hahaha
  2. MutualAssuredDestructionNew MemberMember

    Really long tweezers
  3. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    and do all the decorating before filling to the top.

    If I had that huge tank I would find a way :D
  4. JeezusjuiiceeValued MemberMember

    Lol 3-4 foot tweezers? They make those? Lol
  5. MutualAssuredDestructionNew MemberMember

    And a wetsuit
  6. CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    Oxygen tank too
  7. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    Who woulda thought one might have to go scuba diving to decorate their fish tank :D
  8. Wolf010Valued MemberMember

    U might want to add a snorkel to the list XD
  9. JeezusjuiiceeValued MemberMember

    Hahaha classic!
  10. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Hahaha, great question and replies.

    There are tools you can buy
  11. JeezusjuiiceeValued MemberMember

    Thank you @Lucy! Haha definitely want some of those if I get a big tank!
  12. angelcrazeWell Known MemberMember

    I actually can't reach the bottom back of my 120g. I have to plant and decorate back there when I do a water change. I have had wet t shirt armpits more than once! I also have to use a step stool to siphon water lol!
  13. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    I can relate to the wet t-shirt armpits although I don't wear t-shirts. My tank is only a 55 gallons. I still have to stand on my tiptoes to reach the bottom.
  14. angelcrazeWell Known MemberMember

    So I guess you can relate to wet armpits XD. I don't wear t shirts when I have to reach into my tank anymore either. Tank tops for that.
  15. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I eventually got rid of my deep tank as maintenance was such a chore, even standing on a step I couldn't reach the bottom :(
  16. TolValued MemberMember

    Goggles and a snorkel. Put them on a small child and lower them in by their ankles to keep yourself nice and dry. . But seriously, just drain halfway or a little more if necessary to help get down to the bottom. You can also get various tools to help. Use a grabber reacher. You can get 32 inch one on Amazon for about $9.
  17. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    I know that had to have been a sad thing to do but sometimes we have to make these kinds of decisions when what should be fun turns into too much work.
  18. JeezusjuiiceeValued MemberMember

    If there was a dislike button! I'm looking Into to getting a long tank. 40 gallon long. But I wonder if you can get a 120 long! They are way shorter and wider, but I don't know how short you could make it haha
  19. Dee1986New MemberMember

    My tank is a 140 gallon 6 foot long one. When I move stuff (especially if it is completely full of water) I use a pair of actual barbecue tongs (or 14” fish purpose teeezers if it’s something small I need to grab) arm still gets wet to forearm mostly. BBQ tongs people. Tell me I’m wrong? lol
  20. pagodaValued MemberMember

    Years ago when I had miniature swimming pool (250g) I bought one of those grabber gizmo's that disabled & elderly use to pick things up off the floor with. It worked quite well at reaching most of the aquarium.....til I dropped the flaming thing into said miniature swimming pool. The fish were not impressed with their new toy though....no idea why....had to go buy another grabber gizmo to rescue the first one. That actually made miniature swimming pool maintenance even more fun since I could use one in each hand and do two things at once :)

    (Was finally able to prove to the then other half that yes, we women actually are better multitaskers than blokes :p )