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    ...so... We're changing gears now, since everything is dead anyway. We're going freshwater. we replaced all the water and we got some cheap fish to help the filter cycle (we added some beneficial bacteria, though)... but disaster has already struck!

    One of our members was filling up the tank, and had the bag of fish inside (to help acclimate them to the temperature). I have no idea why, but he had the BAG OPEN, and then left the WATER RUNNING. It overflowed while I was sitting nearby. I was the only one in the lab, and the fish all fell to the floor while the water was running. I had to pick each one up individually a throw them into the tank, "acclimation" be damned...


    Yeah, theory #47 is gaining merit. We're just cursed.
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    Update coming through:

    So we got some more of the cheap fish, and a week or so ago our ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels all spiked through the roof. Literally off the charts; it was so bad that your finger would burn if you put it in and had a small cut. So we did a 30% water change, and have done the same every day since. Levels were in control when we tested it today.

    But it doesn't f***ing matter, BECAUSE OUR TANK EXPLODED.


    At lunch I get a text from a friend: "hey, your tank exploded."

    Indeed it did. Minutes earlier the entire front of the tank just blew out at once, dumping 50 gallons of water and fish on the floor. Luckily for the fish, teachers nearby got to them in time (They were actually swimming on the floor) and threw them into nearby freshwater tanks. This means that some fish have been on the floor TWICE. From what I gathered, this is what happened:

    1: The tank blew up.

    2: We have no idea why.

    3: The teacher downstairs HATES us.

    So there you have it. Theory number 47, being cursed, has morphed into theory #712: God DOESN'T WANT US TO KEEP FISH. That's the best we can think of. And I can personally testify that I never, ever want to keep fish again either, because this is how it turned out with an expert helping us. I imagined if he wasn't, the whole school would've been destroyed. Project complete!
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    Im pretty sure its cursed!

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    Considering how things were going....maybe it's for the best?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Imagine that your students had managed to kill of your fish twice and blow up the tank. What do you do? Give them another tank, of course.

    >__>

    I have no idea what he is thinking. I almost hope this one explodes, too, he might get the "act of god" hint.
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    Any new ideas as to the cause of the explosion?

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    I have heard pistol shrimp will kill fish that get too close.

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