I wish our Petsense carried more fish stuff. When we bought Nosey, I spent probably 20 minutes talking to two different Petco employees trying to figure out whether or not they had the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. Neither of them had heard of it. I was just convinced that I had physically seen one on the shelf there, but it turns out I was mixing up stores – Petsense had it.
A week or so ago, I picked up an Aqueon 9” gravel vac at Petsense for $6.99 (It’s either $9.99 or $12.99 at Petco!), but I decided it was just too big to be practical for my 10-gallon tank. I took it back yesterday and was able to exchange it for a 4-oz. bottle of Stress Coat and a 16-oz carton of AQ salt, and they still owed me a penny! Geez, the prices there are sooo much better.
Other than a few cats up for adoption, the only live animals they have are bettas. I’ve learned not to look at their bettas, though. They usually only have 5-10, but they keep them in smaller cups than Petco or Walmart. :(
Our Petco, on the other hand, has SO many bettas. Dozens and dozens. I’ll count next time I go in, but if I had to guess, I’d say 50-60 at any given time. And, of course, they all look miserable. I swear I teared up a little when I went in there last night because there’s this poor king who I noticed last time I was in there. If they’re going to sell kings, can’t they at least get bigger cups!? And they carry babies. UGH! There were 4 of them last night, all only about 3/4 of an inch long, with such stress stripes. :(
ENOUGH RANTING. Okay, cholla AND plant order should be waiting for me when I get home from work today. I’ve made a (ridiculously detailed) to-do list because I have ADD and this is going to take several days, so there’s a greater chance I’ll skip or forget something. I want things to go as smoothly as possible so I don’t disturb Nosey any more than I have to.
I’m not going to post my step-by-step list here, but I will *try* to post pictures. If Bug and Pearl can manage to share photography duties, it will be a great way for them be involved with some of the stuff they’re still too little to do.
ETA: I realized after posting that I used "because" three times in the span of 22 words, and I cannot let that stand. ><
My family: Hubby, Bug (10-year-old daughter), Pearl (7-year-old daughter) & Slash (multi-color King), and Nosey (DeT Dragon) ~*~ Journal: A Nose By Any Other Name
Last edited by Zuzu; 08-20-2014 at 01:29 PM.
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