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    whens my next visit!

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    Susan,
    A hermit crab must have walked over it on Sat and there was a big flurry of sand and a glimpse of a yellow fin but still nothing. At least it's not dead, just being particular I guess.
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    Aven - I've heard of these fish staying under for as long as a week when they are new to a tank. She'll come up when she's ready. Try squirting a little food near the sand where she went down, it might encourage her to come up.
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    Patience! Although we did get the bits for drilling the holes in the new tank. Might go buy a $5 cheapo for Barry to practice on. Could always use it later as a carbon tank. Lots of big ideas
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I don't think I'd be brave enough to drill a glass tank.
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    Now there's something I could do! Finally!

    Susan- you'll be proud of me- I actually got that little skimmer working. Good thing- my mantis tank was pea soup when I got home. Hubbie let the sun hit it all weekend. It's crystal clear now though!
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    Hey - I didn't even think of that. We have a glass expert in our midst!

    Good for you for getting the Prizm working. I didn't have much luck with mine at all. Anywhere else you could put that tank where the sun doesn't hit it though?
    Susan

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    We were going to move it into the corner, but it's crystal clear now so I think I'll just leave it where it is. The sun is only a problem in spring and fall. I actually turned the skimmer off this morning. Austin is the only thing in the tank. I'm just going to run it at night I think- or when I need to clean the tank up.

    Darn this weather- I wanted to get water this morning.

    TIPS for drilling glass -
    - make sure it is kept wet while drilling
    - come at it on an angle, not straight up and down
    - don't press down- let the bit do the work
    - put the glass on something that will help absorb vibrations- like a folded towel
    - cold glass is more brittle than warm glass so try to have it on the warmish side ( but not hot!)
    - and say a little prayer first - my favourite is " please don't crack, please don't crack".
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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