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post #21 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Why don't turtles visit my ten gallon tank??? xD
Hahaha! I'm sure you'd have some if you dug a hole in the ground a plopped your 10 gal in there!! Or maybe just look around in your back yard hard enough. I saw turtles there all the time before I added my pond.
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Hahaha! I'm sure you'd have some if you dug a hole in the ground a plopped your 10 gal in there!! Or maybe just look around in your back yard hard enough. I saw turtles there all the time before I added my pond.
hehe.... The best thing I found in my backyard were crickets....

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Well I finally got Blogger to work with FF!!! Yay!! This means more articles on a more weekly basis.

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Ever wondered why your fish always seem to be more active right before a thunderstorm? Bettas will build larger bubblenests. Loaches swim more frantically than normal. Tetra start breeding behavior. This isnít just coincidence. Our fish do react to changes in the weather.
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Goldfish Gel Food Recipes

Back to my old routine again! I just typed out my goldfish gel food recipe for those interested. Gold fish Gel Food Recipes. It's a lot of fun to make, but it's not a good food for bettas. It has too much plant matter and not enough protein as its intended for an omnivore not a carnivore.
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Emergency Preparedness

In summer we have to worry about strong storms. In fall those of us on the eastern US have to worry about hurricanes, and we all have to worry about snowstorms in winter. So I guess there wouldn't be a best time to publish this article!

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Itís hurricane season in the south eastern US again. For some that means potential evacuations. For others it just brings the possibility of a few days without power. Either way, we want to consider our pets. Animals like dogs are easy to move in case of an evacuation. Fish are not. You need to have a plan with them.
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Largest Tanks in the World

Another video post. A few weeks ago I found these gorgeous videos of the world largest tanks. These aren't private tanks, but tanks installed in public aquariums around the globe! Be sure to full screen them and watch them in the highest resolution. Enjoy!

Largest Aquariums in the World
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Goldfish Salvation

Sorry for the long break in posts again. We've had a family tragedy in that we lost my grandfather last week. Luckily I dredged this out of the draft bin so I wouldn't leave you guys hanging too long.

Gold fish Salvation, artwork inspired by those chubby golden fishes.
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Sorry for the belated posts. Life hasn't been too kind to me right now. But I have a happy little story about a goldfish in my post for today!

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Yesterday when I was finishing up with my work, I walked over to our local butterfly garden. It's a very nice little garden where my local science center hatches and grows native butterflies. In the back of the garden, they have a nice little goldfish pond. It's probably about 300 gallons or so. While I was sitting by it and trying to snap photographs of the butterflies that danced by, I noticed a white goldfish with a red splotch on his head, and he looked familiar.
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Tanks Update

Not much except some pictures of my newest goldfish and the new goldfish aquascape.

My Tanks: 22 Oct Update
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I'm so sorry about Goldeen and Seaking. :(

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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