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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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swallowed tank water yuk!

A little while ago, when I was cleaning my girl's tank, I accidentally stopped the flow of water from the siphon, so I started it up again and in the process, sucked a little too hard and ended up with tank water in my mouth. Yucky! Poo! Puke!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 PM
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Blech! I've done that too, nasty nasty. Thankfully I've since learned how to start my vacuum without sucking!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just using a water tube as my siphon, then I use a turkey baster to suck up all the yuckies at the bottom. Maybe if I need to get a real siphon. :/
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 08:57 PM
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Uck that just happened to me last night. :P
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:27 PM
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i always just spit it into the bucket and keep going. i've gotten to the point that i can tell if there's a plant in one of our tanks that's started dying from the taste of the siphon water.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:31 AM
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OK, I admit it -- I laughed my head off about this. And then I thought about all the ocean water that I've swallowed. And you know, it's pretty much the same thing. It just tastes a little saltier. Yum. LOL
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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Hahahahahahhahaa, I do this almost everytime I siphon out water. I just spit it out in the bucket and carry on. However a few weeks ago when my tank crashed, the water turned brown and smelled foul. I got some of that water in my mouth and a drop in my EYE! I almost freaked out...
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