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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I decided that I want to share pictures of my fish and budgies and that this would be the right thread and place sooo...

Today I found a nice 5 gallon hex aquarium for sale and picked it up for $20. Came with the filter and light. Can't wait to set it up but the only problem is that around the top it is a little foggy. Oh well, one side isn't too bad so I can make it work. I'll try and get some pics up later..

The nice lady who gave it to us had a one goldfish that is 10 years old that used to live in the 5 gal but she move him up to a much bigger tank. It had to be at least 40 gallons but I didn't ask.

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Well, as I was trying to get the tank started I had a bucket semi-full of water and my sister came down and took Twix out of their home and over to the tank to see Spud. Anyways, he decided to take a flight and detour for a bath. The poor little bor plopped right into the water but he sorta kept his chest and face dry. Lol hes drying off now. I hope that won't happen again...

The tank is comin along very nicely but I might need to put in 2 heaters in because the 10 watt isn't doing the full job. I'm not surprised but I hope I have a plug spot open...

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Well here it is so far! The gravel came with the tank and the 2 decorations I have a really small because I wasn't expecting to get such a tall tank. I was planning on a minibow 2.5 but this is better!

Sorry about the size; I'm too lazy to edit it...

The coral decoration was a steal I got for less than a $1.50. They mislabeled the price but the managar gave it to us anyways :D
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Just got back from school and he tank is lookin pretty hazy right now. It could be due to the bright light in there which makes all my tanks look dim. The original light bulb did not work and the max wattage stated was 15 so I managaed to grab the last light buble which is....
14 watt! Perfect I guess. Didn't know they made 14 watt. Anyways I had to put both heaters in (2 10 watts) to get the right temp. I put Spud in and he seems to be happy but confused about the wide open space by the surface... I want a tall decoration but I have figure out where to move this coral.

The filter for this tank needs to have a minimum water level which is pretty high up but oh well.

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Check out the new alpha girlie in the sorority. She has been getting fiesty lately and has taken over the old alpha, Peaches, and her territory. No doubt Peaches is plotting her revenge but it's been sorta peaceful.

Here is Marshmellow the new alpha:
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Last night we finished the Christmas tree and I think it looks great. I 'll try and get a pic up soon...

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Here is our tree!
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Sky's wing was bleeding yesterday after my sister took him out. It's fine today, the blood is dried but I toldher not to take him out for at least a week. If it happens again I migh call the vet and stop it with some flour. Budgies don't have that much blood and can easily bleed to death. He is acting fine; still singing to me as I type this...

School was really boring besides an epic AP European History test which I already know I missed one. :/

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I usually procrastinate all of my AP Euro HW but I decided not too this time and I have already done a good deal of it.

I cleaned out the 2.5 gallon tank today. I'm happy because it is the only one I have to do in the middle of the week now since my upgrade to the 5 gallon. It took 20 minutes to finish that up so I now feel more encouraged to not blow it off next week.

Hmm 12/12/12............. It was funny my Photo teacher said her son was telling her that a friend of his is turning 12 today. So she is turning 12 on 12/12/12. Haha pretty cool.

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I have seemed to have been of this for a while. Well, first off my heart and prayers go out to the families and friends of the elementary shooting in Conneticut.

I arrived home today to find that my mom has decorated all the tanks and the budgies cage :D

Here are some pics..
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