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Old 06-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #21 
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LBF, I forgot to ask, how do you do water changes on the lower tanks? That's my biggest worry about stacking my tanks. I've got a python hose, but it's huge for a 10 gal.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #22 
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That's fine Aus. They are just growing big and fat in their grow-out at the moment. Let me know whenever you are ready. Accidentally sucked one of the biggest up the siphon the other day and his poor gill was bleeding and I thought I'd killed him. He is now healing up nicely and fighting with his brother again the stupid thing.

Yeah our electricity bill is enormous. I have less tanks/heaters running then I used to but now with bills rising and the stupid carbon tax coming in it's going to be pretty expensive. Unfortunately, it is not hot enough here year round to not have heaters.

Koimaiden, I just put my siphon hose (I take off the big plastic attachments they have on them) in the tank, my bucket on the floor and away I go.

The stand is around 15-20cms off the ground so it gets enough suction going to drain the tank. Also there is enough space between the bottom and middle shelf to fit my siphon in.

I don't use a python. Just a regular plastic tube I suck on to get started for me. My wild betta water tastes like what I imagine a mud puddle would haha.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #23 
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*takes notes* I SERIOUSLY need to re do my fish room D:
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #24 
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soooo. about them water changes lol
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #25 
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It isn't too much. I do 25% water changes on my wild betta tanks every second day which takes around 30-45 minutes depending on what other maintenance I do.

All my other tanks are cycled so they all get 25% water changes once a week on a Tuesday.

Used to be much worse. Then I got my barracks, got most of my tanks cycled and so I cut down drastically on water usage.

Now I have a pair in the spawning tank I am thinking of the prospective water changes I'm going to have to do haha.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #26 
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It is beautiful set up fish room you got there
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