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  1. ok... i'll try to stick it to my boyfriend and see what he says.
  2. I agree Alex. I know it's corny but I'm here at work and while everyone is on Facebook I'm on koko's... having fun. I'm about to buy a pump... go figure!!
  3. Hey Tithra I checked out the link. Which one of the two would you purchase? I have to look up videos on this. Thank you so much!] Thank you to all of you!!
  4. I have to shower at least 2-3 times a day. It's a Caribbean thing. I was mostly concerned about the amount in case she tells me something. I can't sacrifice showering, lol. I do see your point though. I use the AQ version of the python. The sad part is that the suction plastic tube broke, so now I only have the hose. What I end up doing is letting the water suction out using just the hose and then use my older gravel cleaner to get rid of debris. I have to keep the water from the faucet running for the hose to keep the suction or else I get a trickle similar to a bad leaky pipe. You actually just reminded me of one of the other issues I had. My auto water changer (broken part and all) usually forces me to turn on the faucet. I think that's why I feel like I'm using too much water. I feel like I have to use 40 gallons to remove 40 gallons to then put back 40 gallons? I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. Yesterday I started the auto hose @ 5:30pm... I turned on the faucet to get the suction going and then turned it off. It took 3 hours to drain about 55 % of the water. I don't mind doing that if I have to. I do intend to replace the water changer since I feel that the broken piece is making me work twice as hard. Thanks hun. I think I'd have to settle with letting the water trickle out instead of using the faucet to help me suction. I really need to get a new aqua clear water changer or a python. I think my concern is that I'm using a lot of water to remove the water, then I have to refill
  5. Hello everyone!! I have a concern that's been bugging me for the last few days. I live in an apartment complex and I have two tanks. One 55 gallon and one 70 gallon. My stocking situation is the pits. Each tank is over stocked by at least three fish. I really want to hang myself over it because I expected my dad and uncle who each have decent sized tanks to get their tools together so these fish can be rehomed. My issue is that each apartment in the complex is allotted a 'limit' or and expected amount of water consumption per month and I know that I exceed that. I haven't gotten a letter from management about it yet but I'm sure it's coming. I usually try to do a 60% water change on each tank every week and I once thought about increasing that amount since they seem more happy when I do that. It's killing me to even consider doing a 90% change every month. Since I started doing more frequent water changes I have not lost a fish, I really don't want to either. I'm sure that the fish that are going to new homes will be gone within the next two months or sooner but I am still stressed (really stressed) about doing huge water changes once a month. I do intend to talk to management about it but I already know what she's going to say. Hopefully I would have to pay for the amount of water that I use in excess but I'm not sure. Any suggestions in case I have to limit it?
  6. Ok, I think I'm going to have to further the investigation on this.
  7. So beautiful I wish I could do plants but I'm too afraid. Furthermore I'd have to probably quarantine the things... The local fish stores never bring in anything that doesn't make me work four times as hard.
  8. I could lay back and watch this video all day! So serene.
  9. Lol. Well... I wrapped the bottom part of my iPhone in paper towels and stuck in down on my tank top. That was the first time that I ever recorded anything while having to use my hands. Don't judge me.
  10. Thanks Heidi I'll keep in touch LOL, I've never been to NJ. I might trade. The island is ridiculously hot. Aww thanks Fang... I'll look into that too.
  11. Cool! I'll look for something at the gift shops. Wonderful idea
  12. Chelsea I want to put together a box full of things. This would also help me decide what to send to the lady who I'm getting my maltese from.
  13. Thanks guys. I think I'm the happiest thing on the island even though I'm sick.
  14. That's exactly what I was thinking, maybe a cookbook with recipes from the VI. Some hotsauce made from here... We have Cruzan Rum and the like but I don't think I can mail it.
  15. LOL, I lost count. They'll be separated between my two tanks and two are going to my dads house. His 50 gallon is just sitting there doing nothing but the miserable geezer won't let me have it. She went way above and beyond for me. I'm so appreciative.
  16. Hello! I'm bubbling with excitement and disbelief. I got live goldfish from ECR to the Virgin Islands. I really appreciate Cynthia, if I could hug her right now I would (after I get rid of bronchitis of course).
  17. Hmmm I understand. If it wasn't for the things I've learned here I would be follow pet shop advice to this day. Imagine, I was told I should invest in an aquarium chiller.
  18. I always thought that my temps did too much harm.
  19. I live in the Virgin Islands. Right now it's 10pm and my water temp is 84F. At 2pm while doing water change it was at 86. My lowest is 83. My highest was at 88. Sadly.
  20. I have aqua prazi and prazi pro. I didn't get to do the water change because it was too hot. I'm working on the chart right now
  21. That was the plan. I'm about to do a water change just now.
  22. I swear each time I get settled I get another scare. My water parameters have been great for the last few weeks but I noticed this while finishing up a water change. He's not cranky or acting funny but give me a break Blue.
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