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Where is your tank, and does it make a mess?

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I knew it could happen. I just wasn't paying attention the last time I messed with the U-tube and forgot to pull the tubing out.

My next mission is to modify the skimmer collection cup so it will drain out into a seperate larger container. I've had that overflow on me before too... and ohhh is it stinky.
 

Chef Reef

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when i had mine on carpet i rarely got water on the floor, but when i did i just have a little steam cleaner that sucks the water out before it can sit in. its just one of those bio spot ones, not a full upright. but now i have mine on tile since i moved. iv never had any smell issues with both placments.
 

Chef Reef

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Animal Mother;84312 said:
I knew it could happen. I just wasn't paying attention the last time I messed with the U-tube and forgot to pull the tubing out.

My next mission is to modify the skimmer collection cup so it will drain out into a seperate larger container. I've had that overflow on me before too... and ohhh is it stinky.

Iv done exactly that too with forgeting to pull the airline out. :roll:
 

pro2010

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Hi everyone, no introduction intended. Just curious, I found a cozy love seat in the shed that belonged to my brother.It's now in my room. When his lease is up he is moving elsewhere and is taking the sofa.

For a matter of reference here's the current location
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/pro2010/DSC_6607.jpg

In the time to come I would like to put a 75g tank in my room. Would that be an adequate place for an Octo in the far future? Being a) In front of a bed, B) Next to a sliding glass door and C) the possibility of having a snuggle buddy.

Typically speaking tanks are against walls. Though I just need to hope that my mom approves of a fish tank. Im only a freshman in college it'll be too long until I have a degree and move out!
 

DWhatley

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I have flooded the garage several times with one thing or another getting stuck or not shutting off with the RO, mixing tank and saltwater holding tank.

I still so want that octo (in your avitar)
 

Tommycs

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Has anyone ever had any issues with a bad smell. Would it stink up my bedroom if I were to put a saltwater aquarium in there?
 

cuttlechris

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My tank is in my room and if i had taken just a second to think about long term use instead of maximizing sump and fuge volumes under the stand i would have put a big plastic ground cover thing... I'm afraid to find something really gross or messed up on my carpet when i move.
 

cuttlechris

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Tommycs;133899 said:
Has anyone ever had any issues with a bad smell. Would it stink up my bedroom if I were a saltwater aquarium in there?

I swear it smelled like fish tank for a while but now it doesn't. It's neutralized by my glade plug in and i ask my friends if it reaks of fish tank odor and they say no. Or perhaps i'm just basking in it's odor and no longer have the ability to smell it.
 

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