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Right now it's being treated for a MASSIVE infestation of fish lice.

And the sealents just started to rot.
It's leaking out from the top >

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
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prairielilly said:
...time for a new tank?
(more $$, but less )
I can't afford one right now. I'm going to France for three weeks in August, so I need to save my pennies.

I know what I will get if it does come down to it, it's an awsome 21 litre dealy:



I have the heater and a light, but I don't have £30 until my next allowance day.

I hate being 16 lol!
 

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I'm sure if you explain to your parents that you need money for a new tank they will contribute.

If not tell them a tank is cheaper than new carpet when this one leaks all over the place.
 
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Wolfgang8810 said:
I'm sure if you explain to your parents that you need money for a new tank they will contribute.

If not tell them a tank is cheaper than new carpet when this one leaks all over the place.
TRUTH! YOU SPEAK TRUTH!

We do have wood floors though, which I guess isn't as bad, but I should still hint and prod my mum until she gives in lol!
 
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Sharkitty said:
How about this instead? If you can get it in the UK . . .
Woah! That's a brilliant deal! It'd cost me about £50 to have it shipped, and for 1.1 gallons more, and it's for a betta anyway...I might even be able to be divided But I'd rather not.

Thanks for the link, it's a beautiful looking tank. Sometimes I curse being English.
 

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Seeing as how we seems to have plenty of "stuff" over here in the US I rarely know what shipping prices are like, no do I know if maybe magically a place has a distribution center overseas. Wishful thinking for me on your part, I suppose.
 
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Wood floors are WORSE if water gets on them. the wood will warp.
Aaah of course. I talked to my mum and she said, oh that's a lovely colour (about the new tank) and I'll fund towards it if I do all the washing up for a month.

New tank = YAY! I have to talk to my dad though, he's 'in charge' of these things. But I cannot see him saying no, the tanks nine years old, full of fish lice and has a UGF that doesn't work. And the fact it leaks from the top.

I'm glad I'll have the money soon
 

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ABCDemily said:
Sometimes I curse being English.


There's a lot of retailers that are pretty location-specific and their shipping fees for international ordering can be outrageous, I wish I could order from them but I can't (DrsFS, Petmountain, PetCo even...) I agree it's a super sweet tank, but I can't get it either - I once found a similar one in Petcetera here in Calgary for the 'sale' price of $85 CAD...no one else around here sells bookshelf tanks, not even the 'Canadian version' of the American retailers. Ah well...

Any second-hand places around, websites (equivalent of Craigslist??)

just saw your most recent post...glad it's working out!
 
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Sharkitty said:
Seeing as how we seems to have plenty of "stuff" over here in the US I rarely know what shipping prices are like, no do I know if maybe magically a place has a distribution center overseas. Wishful thinking for me on your part, I suppose.
If we wish hard enough...then maybe it'll magically appear! I jest, I jest.
That is a problem we have over here, the largest chain has a miniscule range of tanks, and the one I posted the link for is the best value for money.

$50 may be a lot for it, but I have the money and Galileo can't live in a net breeder forever
 
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There's a lot of retailers that are pretty location-specific and their shipping fees for international ordering can be outrageous, I wish I could order from them but I can't (DrsFS, Petmountain, PetCo even...) I agree it's a super sweet tank, but I can't get it either - I once found a similar one in Petcetera here in Calgary for the 'sale' price of $85 CAD...no one else around here sells bookshelf tanks, not even the 'Canadian version' of the American retailers. Ah well...

Any second-hand places around, websites (equivalent of Craigslist??)

just saw your most recent post...glad it's working out!
I've looked up and down, trailed the internet sites, this is the best offer of £30. RRP is £53.99! That's almost 100 USD.

I'm so glad that it's beginning to look up. This morning I went into school and made up the Copper Sulphate solution to kill off the lice.
Tomorrow I'm cleaning the entire tank out, removing all gravel etc. Even if the tank isn't used any more, it'll be nice having a good sized back up plan.

All of this has to be sorted in three weeks! I have a French family coming to live with me! Two teenage boys in my room! With all my fish! Eeep!
 

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ABCDemily said:
I've looked up and down, trailed the internet sites, this is the best offer of £30. RRP is £53.99! That's almost 100 USD.

I'm so glad that it's beginning to look up. This morning I went into school and made up the Copper Sulphate solution to kill off the lice.
Tomorrow I'm cleaning the entire tank out, removing all gravel etc. Even if the tank isn't used any more, it'll be nice having a good sized back up plan.
I know what you mean...every time I have to buy equipment I could just cringe. The last heater I bought (100W Stealth) cost me over $50, on SALE. I won't even say what I've paid for tanks...I keep telling myself, 'it's worth it to have good quality equipment that works that you don't have to worry about. Your finny babies are worth it!' My poor wallet tho ...

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All of this has to be sorted in three weeks! I have a French family coming to live with me! Two teenage boys in my room! With all my fish! Eeep!
 

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30 pounds (don't know where the code for the symbol) seems like a lot for that tank. How many gallons is 21 litres? (I'll go look) . . .
 

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'Rough' conversion is 4 L/gallon (it's actually 3.7 something, but oh well...)

All my buckets are in litres, and I measure my tank in gallons, Prime in drops per gallon...sigh...
 

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I'm totally giving myself a Geography less right now. Looks like you are only about 40 miles from London? Seems they should have some fish/pet stores with more options and no shipping . . .
 
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prairielilly said:
'Rough' conversion is 4 L/gallon (it's actually 3.7 something, but oh well...)

All my buckets are in litres, and I measure my tank in gallons, Prime in drops per gallon...sigh...
Well the tank is exactly 5.5 US gallons, so probably about 4 UK gallons, which is a nice size for him, IMO.
 
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Sharkitty said:
I'm totally giving myself a Geography less right now. Looks like you are only about 40 miles from London? Seems they should have some fish/pet stores with more options and no shipping . . .
I know, but luckily my mum hopefully is going to get the tank after work! Or after my hospital appointment my dad'll take me

I can't see my dad saying no, he's surprised that it's leaking.

AND! It looks like all of the lice have died! BUT the light on the tank just blew the bulb, and I won't be able to get one for a while.
 
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REJOYCE! CELEBRATE!

I went into the shop where I purchased Galileo, and told them about the Argulus, they descended into panic and said they;d never had it before. I told them I'd bring in photos. Me and my dad looked at the tank we were going to buy, then the assistant came over and said,
"Is that the new tank you are going to buy?"
"Yup, good value for money isn't it?"
"Would you like it for free, as of all your troubles?"
"YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!"

FREE TANK FREE TANK FREE TANK FREE TANK!

It's in place now, the TSS will be added soon.

AND I'm handing my CV in tomorrow!
 
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YAY! Random fruit dance? But brocollI is a vegetable...oh well

I'll post up photos soon
 

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Excellent!!! We certainly want photos, asap. Did you buy your leaking tank from them, too?
 
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Sharkitty said:
Excellent!!! We certainly want photos, asap. Did you buy your leaking tank from them, too?
The tank is nine years old, meaning I was seven when we bought it, therefore I have absolutely no idea lol, I don't think we did though.
 
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Sharkitty said:
Yay! Very cool. You should take some photos of your other tank, while you're at it.
Indeed I should, I'm off to bed now lol, I haven't had a good nights sleep in ages over this
 
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Sharkitty said:
Don't you have another tank? Am I dreaming?
Hehe, I have two more tanks, one is a livebearer tetra mishmash, the other has my Pristellas

The second is the 15 Gallon Pristella, first is the 20 Gallon Mish Mash. We moved the 20 on tuesday, took 3/4 of the water out, put two towels underneath and slid it across my floor, very easy, thank the heavens for laminate flooring!

I did have a six gallon, which I very quickly took down, this one was TSS'd and Galileo'd yesterday, he's doing really well. The six gallon's in the shed LOL!
 

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