How not to do a water change

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  1. FransSny

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    Quick thought on how NOT to do a large WC

    DO NOT drill a syphon break in your return
    DO have the power go out at 3 in the morning
    DO have 300 L of H2O flood your wifes favourite persian carpet
    DO spend the best pasrt of the day with a variety of towels, W & D vacuum, mops etc cleaning up
    DO replace the water
    :p

    PS going down to Balito this weekend....havent been in years, any good snorklig spots
     
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    Speak to Alan, his hometown;)
     
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    Thomsons Bay, Salt Rock How long you going for?
     
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    This one I don't understand ?
     
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    1 more do not.

    Do Not let water drip on the UPS.:blushing:
     
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    ask me tonight when i see u....
     
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    salt rock chika....until next week wednesday...but now im contemplating going as i have enough salt water in living room already...might just add some sand:lol:
     
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    Ouch.....
     
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    hehe, funny
     
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    dallas u know what would be funnier.....lets say somebody made the same mistake on 2 tanks.....:whistling:
     
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    i have missplaced 400L in my palce already :)
     
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    DO NOT fill the tank up with r/o water wile drinking whiskey with your Friends (wasted 5kg of salt)
     
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    ben you make me feel better already:lol:
     
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    thats just one story
    the nasty one was when i forgot the ro water filter open wile filling my doters fw tank we only so that at 2am in the morning when the water started coming into my bedroom. man i had big **** that night it nearly cost me my hobby!
     
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    Ok now i definately feel better
     
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    Oh Yes...DO buy flowers to keep the missus convinced this is an excellent hobby to have
     
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    Ok if you around till then i'll pm you my number i want to be there from monday till saturday - the wife and i will be on our ninth honeymoon but the bug has bit to catching specimens - (although she's very good at catching hermits and snails - anything else she said is too fast for her! Maybe we can snorkel together if you want - just let me know if you going
     
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    thanx chicka...def going (need an excuse to test my new flippers:thumbup:) your advice would be appreciated , let meet then ...i dont know the area at all
     
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    Another one -
    DO NOT leave a pipe siphoning out of your DT straight into a drain while you go to answer the phone, came back to a tank in need of SW i didnt have:( guess i'll be going to the beach at 5PM with a couple of drums then:p
     
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    Cool will pm you details later - anyone else around the ffg week i'm trying stay till Sunday the 29th may b we all can meet somewhere around Durbs - will love to get know the faces behind the keyboards - Also had a friend that promised to take his boat out to some nice free diving / snorkling spots around Durbs - will chat to him to make it worth everyones while if anybody else knows good spots?
     
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