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AngelTheGypsy said:
Or go looking for pure ammonia...or pool filter sand...or blasting sand... or anything else NOT for fish tanks we use for fish tanks! . If I could just lie... but I'm not good at it.

Or looking for fish tank stuff at the pet store and they don't have a clue either...

I'm getting used to feeling like I have 3 eyes or 2 heads...
I usually give them an explanation of the uses of the items that I want....leave them with eyes glazed over because they aren't allowed to tell me how much I bore them lol

Saves me from feeling ridiculous for buying pool filter sand in December
 

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When you go to a hardware store, ask for pure ammonia and the cashier asks "What part of the house do you need to clean?", and you reply, "Oh, it's to cycle my tank", and then the cashier says, "I'm sorry, this isn't for bike use."
 

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FlutterFish said:
When you go to a hardware store, ask for pure ammonia and the cashier asks "What part of the house do you need to clean?", and you reply, "Oh, it's to cycle my tank", and then the cashier says, "I'm sorry, this isn't for bike use."
HAHAHA! Kay THAT is funny...
 

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AngelTheGypsy said:
Man that stuff is cheap! Which do you order, natural or sandblasted? Have you been disappointed in any of the pieces?
Sandblasted since those I'm sure are tank safe. If you have a question about whether or not something is, you can email customer service and they'll usually be able to tell you.

Edit: best make sure its a hardwood and unglazed as well lol
 

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grantm91 said:
Heres one i bet a few of you can relate to View attachment 309489
Yep... my last 45 I coulden't believe how bad of shape it was in. The good news was as long as I kept the algae off the front the scratches weren't as noticeable. Definantly not a long term tank though.... so I got a 60g!
 

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2211Nighthawk said:
Yep... my last 45 I coulden't believe how bad of shape it was in. The good news was as long as I kept the algae off the front the scratches weren't as noticeable. Definantly not a long term tank though.... so I got a 60g!
Thats just it as soon as the algae gets in there it just looks like a wreck of a tank as its soo hard to get out i know this as the first tank i got has deep scratches and all manner of other problems as i was in experienced and still am a little, that 70 mile drive was another lesson in a 2.0 petrol lol waste of fuel big time.
 

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grantm91 said:
Thats just it as soon as the algae gets in there it just looks like a wreck of a tank as its soo hard to get out i know this as the first tank i got has deep scratches and all manner of other problems as i was in experienced and still am a little, that 70 mile drive was another lesson in a 2.0 petrol lol waste of fuel big time.
One way that I found out works really well to get rid of the green alge was i gently scrubbed it with the sand I already had in the tank. I might have scratched it more but it already looked ugly. When I would wipe the inside of the glass down I'd get a bit of the sand on the cloth and scrubbed it off. It was really soft sand and worked great. Don't know what it would do to a new tank though.
 

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2211Nighthawk said:
One way that I found out works really well to get rid of the green alge was i gently scrubbed it with the sand I already had in the tank. I might have scratched it more but it already looked ugly. When I would wipe the inside of the glass down I'd get a bit of the sand on the cloth and scrubbed it off. It was really soft sand and worked great. Don't know what it would do to a new tank though.
It would ruin any decent glass but is probably ok for one like my corner tank which looks like the guy who had it before me used a brillo pad
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thats one of the big scratches but a camera can not pick up how bad it is which is why its hard buying 2nd hand.
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and this is my best buy ever it my 60 litre which i used to do my reef set up, it was 2nd hand but pristine literally looks like a cube of water like no glass lol all i use to clean the inside of the glass is wool you put in your filter those magnet scraper things need taking off the market they ruin tanks.
 

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I use filter wool too. I love that I can grab a new piece each time and not have to worry about it harbouring bacteria.
 

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When something major brakes in your house and you're like "there goes my fish/tank money!" :banghead::bigtears: Thanks house, I really wanted you to break again.... :grumpy:
 

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When you're housemate walks in to your room, sees you playing guitar for the fishes, and says, "Oh! Come over to my room when you're done serenading your fishes," without blinking an eyelash or cracking a smile. When your crazy-fishkeeper badge is so official, it's accepted without question.
 

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When you put your betta in a medicated bath for fin issues, and sit down at the desk for work. 2 hours later the doorbell rings, and you realize the poor fish is still in the bath!!!
 

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When you built a divider so that your kid can get some cherry shrimp, and all is cool..... and when you wake up next morning, the Betta is pleased as punch, swimming on the shrimp side of things
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Good thing I didn't get the shrimp yet lol
 

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When you go up into the attic to find the source of the leak and then see a box for a 10 gallon aquarium! Open it and see it is...empty....couldn't find the leak and had to call mom over....I am such an adult.

sassymomma said:
When you built a divider so that your kid can get some cherry shrimp, and all is cool..... and when you wake up next morning, the Betta is pleased as punch, swimming on the shrimp side of things View attachment 310779

Good thing I didn't get the shrimp yet lol
Just had to say....come over to the shimp side! lol
 

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When you watch fish videos on how to "dirt" an existing tank and think this looks like a breeze

And now instead of this
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You have this
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And you wonder
What is it with me and messing up my best tanks???
 
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