Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
So, I've been trying to find different ways to do water changes that doesn't require me lugging my 2.5 gallon tank from my room down to the "animal" sink in our laundry room. Here was my brilliant idea of the night:
I'm a coffee drinker, and I use the Coffee-mate liquid creamers. One of those bottles is one quart. So to do a 50% water change, that would equal four of those. Unfortunately the bottle doesn't actually fit in my tank, so what do I do? Use a cup to scoop out the water, pour it in the very well washed out creamer container until I filled four of them. At this point Sparky was probably all WTF?
Anywho, so I then measured out my water conditioner and filled the container four times, adding a bit of the conditioner at once and then carefully dumping it back into the tank. IS THAT NOT GENIUS? I think it is.
OH. And I was so angry. For some dumb reason, my filter is spitting a crap ton of water out of the excess flow thing and creating one heck of a water fall. I felt Sparky's pain as his fins were just battered about. Tried rinsing the cartridge, that didn't help. So I was messing with it and when I pulled the cartridge up the water finally mostly went out the out flow. Just. What the hell? And I noticed there's a big tear in his fin now. JUST WHEN HIS FINS WERE ALL PRETTY AND GROWING BACK. I'm so angry. *grumbles and stomps off*