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Old 03-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #11 
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Hello world! ITS FRIDAY!!

Fish: I'm going to get a heater and light/hood today for the divided 10 gallon. Seeing how Patrick's fins are definitely on the mend I'm going to put him with the other boys in the 10. I'm also thinking of heading to the mall to check out their pet store. They suck in the way of keeping fish but they do have a lot of tank decorations and I'd love to get each boys in my 10 a little something to mess with. I'm also going to bring a bunch or quarters and see if I can't get me any of those plastic balls from the candy/toy machines. I want to make each fish a toy of some sort. I have officially named my new boys. The dragon scale is Discount, Diss for short, and the CT boy is Zeus. And speaking of they're starting to look a bit better. I noticed some iridescence on Zeus' side when I put him in the sun to take a few pics. Big Red has given up eating today, looks like she' starting to go. I'll post pics up later once I get everything set up. The spawning tank is currently empty so I'm going to give it a thorough cleaning before putting my next pair in.

Human: I got paid yesterday! YAYS! I now have enough to get my tattoo but I still want to wait for next payday to make sure I have enough to last me the next couple weeks after. We have the night off work and are going to celebrate by going to our favorite trucker stop for diner. We might catch a movie if we can get a hold of the friend thats been wanting us to go.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #12 
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Lets try this again, my internet crashed the first time.

Fish: I got a hood and heater for my 10 gallon. Smitty and Patrick currently are loving the new tank. Patrick has made a pretty decent bubble nest for an old guy Maybe he's saying he wants a chance to breed. I might let him even though I do think he is to old. Old guys need lovins too Smitty hasn't blown a bubble nest but he's a young'un that gets all worked up over his neighbor. I found a quarter toy machine that had those clear plastic balls. They had bright and colorful plastic monkeys in them. I got three and rinsed them really really good with super hot water, and put one in Smitty's tank. He loves chasing it around his tank trying to get that blue thing inside.
Walter (who was in the 10 gal) got moved into the 5 gal with Velvet floating in my breeder cage. I'm going to give them a whirl with spawning again. They are the pair that gave me the one fry I've ever had... I'm stuffing their faces with mosquito larva and once Velvet gets chunky with eggs I'll let her out. Although Walter has made that a bit difficult by attaching his bubble nest to the floating breeder.
Popcorn is trying to eat everything in her tank. She acts like I fast her every day. lol
Big Red looks like a pine cone from the top so I'm thinking she may have dropsy now. Poor girl, not matter what I do nothing seems to help. I hope that the clove oil gets here quick.
And Now for the new boys: Dizzy and Black Beard ( Slight name change ) are doing great! They're almost completely healed. so close to having no fuzzies, so close! I'd give them another 3 days, max, before their 100% Black Beard is even being more friendly. He at least comes up to the glass when your around. Both boys have blown bubble nests, and Dizzy is being a dunce I put a mirror up to his cage the other day to take a few shots of him flaring and he started doing the wiggle! Apparently he looks good! lol

Human: Well the kitchen sink has decided to leak a bit, and we cant seem to fix it so we got to call the landlord. Which also means we have to clean the place up a bit, its kinda trashed. We've been so busy lately we have't had much time to clean, or ambition. Also it smells like something died outside. Like it smells bad, rotten nastiness... Kinda makes having the windows open on an 80 degree day hard... Although I don't see anything dead outside. Oh well...

The pics below are of the crew and their tanks this morning
1-The new 10 gal 2-The 5 gal spawning tank 3-Patrick and his bubble nest 4-Black Beard 5-Dizzy staring at a bubble he made
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #13 
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Ok so this has been a LONG day.

Fish: Ok so I woke up to find Big Red in horrible condition, and I just couldn't take it any more. I had to put her down. I put her in a paper towel and she didn't even flop around she almost looked completely relaxed and happy to have it finally be over. I had to squish her because my clove oil isn't here yet, it was hard but I had to do it. She was in bad bad shape. So she's swimming in the big bowl in the sky kicking other fishies butts. My light went out on Popcorn, had to go get a new bulb. Scored at petco- got 2 for 20 cents! yay clearance stuff! While there I also got the 10 gallon stronger lights. The ones I had were super dull... And I picked up black river rocks (also on clearance) for the 10 gal. It looks so good now! I'll post a pic at the bottom. Also Patrick has seemed to develop a "Hitler" stash off to the lipstick page I go. Walter has moved his bubble nest to the surrounding plants so I can remove the breeder cage now. Velvet is starting to get chunky with some eggs, and Walter is still doing his little wiggle lol! Dizzy and Black Beard are doing great! The fungus is sooooo close! There are just tiny spots left on their tails. I'm so excited! Black beard is starting to darken up. His black is getting blacker and the white on his body is starting to get an iridescence sheen too. His tail is still grey but there are hints of color under there!

human: Well like I said it's been a long day. Woke up at 8:30 and jumped right into physic hmwk. Got done in time for a quick lunch before work at 11:30. I worked my butt off, the credit card machine went down (which was lovely) and then just when I thought I was going to get off with time to start and finish chemistry hmwk I had to go help the prep lady. grr. So I finally got off around 3 and I got home with enough time to sit and eat 1 of 2 bowls of soup before I had to run the bf to work. Then when I got home I had just enough time to sit and eat the other bowl of soup and then I had to be back at work. I had to cover for someone tonight. And then I finally got off around 6:30. I still have to do my chem hmwk but it should be fairly easy, hopefully
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #14 
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Well another day down
Fish: Walter and Velvet spawned. I got a BUNCH of eggs so I'm hoping these are fertilized, although they were last time I did this pair so I feel a bit better. Water changes all around today. Everyone got a some volume of new water, littlest tanks of course got the most water change. Post spawn I can see the pair took their bites at each other but overall not bad. Everyone else is doing good. The new boys have just super tiny spots of fungus left. Soooo close!!

Human: I had to give the bird a bath today. She gotten into something greasy and her eye looked like it was bugging her. So after making a bird look like a drenched rat we sat in front of the heater drying off with a towel. She almost fell asleep in my hands, almost. She's currently snoozing on top of our digital box (gives off heat). We just finished dinner, Chinese. mmmmm. Also met DTailskatr at dun bro's and ended up with us at petsmart... We're lucky we only left with a few plastic plants and a bird toy. Yesterday was Spike's 12th birthday so I bought her a new mirror toy for her cage. She loves it. Classes were classes and I don't work tonight. Which is good because I'm beat tired. But I guess I'm to blame if I make my bf fat I know completely random but he sat here debating weather or not he wanted to get a squirt from the fridge, I told him to go get one and drink it. Thats what we bought them for...his response was "your horrible for my self control. If I was on a diet you'd make me fat" lol but I'm ok with that, I'll love him anyways. Time to get ready for bed and hopefully get a good nights sleep.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #15 
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We were so lucky! :p Lol
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #16 
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So I didn't post yesterday for many reasons

Fish: I had 5 fry hatch, but only one looks to still be alive. The rest of the eggs are still eggs. Patrick has either tore his tail up something fierce or he's got fin rot again. Walter is doing good along with Velvet. Their back to their little piggy selves. Dizzy and Black Beard seem to have made a full recovery. And Popcorn is just popcorn.

Human: Well lets see. First I spilled acid on myself in chem lab at 9 am. I had to go to the bathroom, strip and clean myself up (the striping part I didn't care about), and then I had to get a new pair of pants. I now live off campus (well I always did but right across the street was close enough) and my bf was giving platelets at the time and couldn't leave the blood bank. So I had to wake a friend up to come get my key and then go to my house and grab a pair of pants. Luckily in the time it took her to wake up I finished my experiment and got everything cleaned up. So in the end I just went home. Once there I checked my eggs once an hour, only to wake up and kinds become discouraged. Oh and Joey (bf) couldn't come to bed last night, he forgot about a hmwk assignment and had to stay up doing it. So yeah my day is going to be crappy. I was hoping to wake up to at least a few wriggling bodies in that cup. And I have to work at 3. Not to pleased about that
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #17 
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Fish: My one fry is still kickin it in his little cup. lol Let's see how long I can keep him alive. If he makes it to the next spawn I may just add him in as if he was one of the other's. Black Beard seems to be wining the poll so He's conditioning with Popcorn. I hope I get a double tail CT, that would be so flippin cool! Patrick's tail is back on the mend, along with Walter's. Patrick has made two different bubble nests. He's just a really happy boy I guess. Dizzy got moved into Black Beard's tank. Velvet is doing good. Little piggy.

Human: Today is just going great compared to yesterday. I get my tattoo Tuesday. While I'm in class Joey is going to go out and get Easter dinner. We're either going to have ham of cornish game hens, which ever he finds first. It's rather nice outside and we can open the windows without screwing with the temp in the house too much. I don't work today so thats nice, and tomorrow Easter break starts. No classes or nothing until wed.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:00 AM   #18 
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wow I missed two days...

Fish: I still have one fry. He's kinda cute to watch hunt microworms on the side of his cup. I'm going to give the breeding betta's a break until this little guy either grows up or dies. So far he looks healthy, no bent spine no discoloration, swims fine and a big fat belly :) He's a piggy. I moved everyone back into their normal homes, except Dizzy got moved into the 5 gal. There is more room for him to go nuts in, he is a HMPK. Everyone is doing great! Walter's fins are growing back, Velvet looks like nothing happened, and everyone's cool :P

Human: Happy Easter everyone! I know its tomorrow but I'll probably be busy cooking dinner all day. mmmm I've brined two cornish game hens and now have them sitting in a pot with fresh onion, garlic and a bit of chicken stock. They'll go into the crock pot tomorrow morning. I love cooking! I also got to whip up some stuffing, mashed potatoes (probably have chives and garlic). It's the bf's turn to play Easter bunny so he has things stashed all over the house in places I'm not supposed to look. It's a good thing I'm not a snooper otherwise I'd already know whats going into my basket. Got some of the house cleaned today but mostly nursed a hangover and worked on a short story. I've completed one and started like 3 others, it's time I finish one of them.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #19 
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I missed a couple days, my bad.

Fish: Everyone is all happy. Patrick's tail is on the mend, again. Walter's tail is healing great! Black Beard got thrown into the bachelors pad (divided 10 gal) and now he blows a bubble nest. grrr. Dizzy is in the 5 gal but I think I'm going to move him into the grow out tank for a bit. Lots of space to swim! I still have one little fry. He's made it through the first week. I hope he survives. Everyone is going to get a good water change today. I did one a couple days ago but its time.

Human: Well lets see I've been working working working, oh and throw school on top of that :P It's busy in my little world. I got part of my tattoo done. I developed a twitch though so she had to stop. I feel bad, it wasn't even related to pain I just twitched. grrr. Easter was good, Joey played Easter bunny and brought me all sorts of goodies. Well I got to study I have a test at 7 AM tomorrow so I got to go :P
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #20 
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Good morning!

Fish: Dizzy loves being in the grow-out tank. It's a 20 tall half filled fake plants, java moss, moss ball, amazon swords (in little gravel cups), caves, a snail and tons of room to swim. It's fun to sit and watch him swim around and check every little thing out. The little guy is doing good! I'm starting to see a tail fin grow in, so cute! I think Smitty either got some fin rot or is biting/ripping his tail. I threw a IAL in there to help heal it up. Everyone else is all hunky dory.

Human: ug! I had a chem test at 7AM this morning. Was not a pleasant time. I'm hoping I passed. I got my new shipment of IAL, along with my clove oil. I got the day off of classes and I only have work tonight. We're going to head out shopping soonish and get a bunch of fun things.
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