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Old 02-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #701 
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I agree... have you checked him for any type of outlet? Poor Sparky. Being the kid in the garage kind of sucks, how are plans to move Sparkster indoors coming along? You could put him in your kitchen. . . he'd fit right in! Potatoes, sausages, Sparky. . .

Do you keep the tank covered at all? I have a tank in my basement, which isn't heated at all. I have the tank covered on three sides at all times with a fleece blanket, and an insulated blanket thing on top. Overnight, I cover the whole thing with the insulated blanket. It's really helped keep temps stable in there, but my basement probably doesn't get quite as chilly as your garage. . .

HUZZAH for snails, lol. I'm guessing the pearly gene didn't come through to the lil' guys? Bummer...
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #702 
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Hmm, I haven't thought to cover the top of the tank. It's got insulation around it, though.

I wish I could put Sparky in the kitchen. He could power the microwave.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #703 
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I keep forgetting that if we run the microwave, my electric teakettle, and my mom's space heater all at one, we blow a fuse. (I tend to start a pot of water for tea while microwaving food, forgetting that my mom has her heater running). Sparky, you could really help us. The fuse box is hard to get to and I can never remember which key undoes the lock. And it always happens at night.

*plugs Sparky in*
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #704 
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Keeping it economical and cheap!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #705 
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. . . if you get enough electric catfish, do you think you'd be able to go 'off the grid?'
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #706 
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Thanks for the update on Sparky ..how big is he now ?
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Sparky is about 9 and a half inches now. When I first got him last June, he was around 6. So he's growing, just not very fast.

Now width-wise, that's another matter. The little porker. Few more months and he'll be as wide around the middle as a corgi.
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It's funny that you say that your fish don't grow, and then there's Sparky who is exploding! Maybe there is something good in that hose water, eh?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #709 
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Maybe that electricity stimulates his growth hormones? My dojo loaches, reputed to reach lengths of 16", are about 6" only. -___-
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #710 
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. . . if you get enough electric catfish, do you think you'd be able to go 'off the grid?'
Haha, maybe not with electric catfish. Even a full grown one at 39" supposedly only puts out 400 volts. But I bet I could if I had a pond full of electric eels.

Oooh, my next project . . .
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