My Stupid Mistake Funny

  1. Heather M

    Heather M Well Known Member Member

    :-[I did the most stupid thing today that I thought everyone would find amusing. I got my first siphon gravel cleaner at Petco yesterday and decided to try it on my 10g betta tank today. I couldn't get the water to flow through at first, so I decided to try something I've seen my dad do when emptying the pool. I began to suck the water down through the hose with my mouth. Not one of my better ideas. It cane a lot faster than I thought it would and I got a huge mouthful of aquarium water. :;smack At least I didn't swallow it.;:barf I can't believe I did something so stupid. Oh well, it is pretty funny, I guess. I think my betta, Nelson, was laughing!

  2. u

    uprightandlocked Well Known Member Member

    OMG thats funny AND disgusting. I'm a total germophobe. I'd be going to the hospital ASAP. LOL. :D

  3. TFA101

    TFA101 Well Known Member Member

    I've done that many a time :rolleyes:

    Not the best flavor in the world, but at least it's just tank water... could be worse... ever tasted Prime? not good... don't even ask how it happened :;laughing
  4. OP
    Heather M

    Heather M Well Known Member Member

    As bad as Prime smells, I could only imagine!
  5. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member


    Thanks for sharing lol :)
  6. critter_fritter79

    critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    LOL!! I have had tank water in my mouth by accident so many times I am afraid to count!
  7. Martinismommy

    Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    I thought tank water was like a beer bong :;toast lol......I drink it everyday and I'm not joking.....Not on purpose of course but I'm still alive .....:;toast
  8. critter_fritter79

    critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    lol MM...I am right there too...I am afraid to use a syphon pump on the baby tank so I always start it "manually". The only one I use the pump on is the oscar tank...that is one mouthful of tank water I can happily do without!!
  9. TFA101

    TFA101 Well Known Member Member

    I'll bet! ;D
  10. D

    David C Well Known Member Member

    I've never started my siphon with my mouth, guess I'm weird. Watched a youtube video on how to start it and never looked back :)

  11. Tigerlily

    Tigerlily Well Known Member Member

    Me either... eww, yuck. There was a link to a video posted here showing how to start a siphon very easily. Perhaps someone (obviously not me) saved the link?
  12. Romad

    Romad Initiate Member

    GAK!! I'd still be swigging mouthwash. ;:barf
  13. Zoreta

    Zoreta Member Member

    I always do it by mouth, it's so much easier for me than dealing with getting enough water in the tube and then trying to cause a vacuum... I've gotten mouthfuls of tank water plenty of times before, I don't mind unless I have a canker sore.
  14. CHoffman

    CHoffman Fishlore VIP Member

    :;nw No kidding. I do the same thing on my smaller tanks. I always suck on the end of the tube and what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger. :p
  15. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  16. DRock914

    DRock914 Member Member

    Haha I've done that too. When you're siphoning and stop to empty a bucket, make sure your hose is completely empty of water when you start up again because I always get that little amount of water left in the hose in my mouth lol. If you do use you siphon by sucking I would recommend putting your fingers around the outside of the tube and resting your lips on your fingers rather then on the tube.
  17. f

    fishtroy Well Known Member Member

    Gag!!! Yuuuuuuuuuccccckkkkkkkkk!!!

    I thought once about syphoning my tank, then I came to the conclusion that it was NOT worth the risk. I would rather spend my time scooping the water out with my trusty cordial cup than risk tasting my fish water! :jawdrop:
  18. G

    GoGreen Well Known Member Member

    :;laughing Aack! That is totally yuk! Yeah Nelson was probably laughing at you, or hoping that you didn't spit it back into the tank!