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Notes to Self and Such Things.

7 days left of MMs for Tsumo after today. I can't wait until he finishes! He looks 110% since the MMs have taken what I believe to be complete care of his swim bladder. Then he will go back into the pond, with a week of Jumpstart for all fish. I am going to start making the following mix as soon as the food arrives, in order of greatest to least in terms of ingredients: Progold NLS Thera + A 1mm Jumpstart That will make an okay daily dry staple, I think. I just plan on mixing them all toget

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2014: My Setup

So 2014 is upon us and I have lots to catch up on. First of all I have given up on housing my goldfish in aquariums and have opted for the gorgeous indoor pond setup you see above, along with my little duckweed-growing operation. (I need to get some heaters for those tubs...) Here are the pond specs: Total volume: ~70 US Gallons Pond: Galvanized stock tank from Tractor Supply. Dimensions are 48"x24"x12", which comes to ~50 US Gallons in water volume. Pond liner is inside it despite it bein

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WEIGH IN! December 7, 2013

Clem weighs 170g Tsumo weighs 124g Current diet: Repashy Soilent Green, NLS Thera+A, fresh Kale or Spinach, Hikari Algae Wafers, Bloodworms, fresh garlic, Nori, green hair algae, watersprite

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Halloween Gel Food for your little Pumpkins. <3

Halloween Gel Food Recipe 4oz organic baby food squash purée 5oz. Organic baby food carrot purée 4oz water 1packet unflavored gelatin 1/2 sheet Nori (sushi seaweed) Pour squash and water into a bowl and stir thoroughly. Microwave at 10 second intervals until boiling, stirring between each interval. Once boiling, remove from microwave and stir in your gelatin until it dissolves completely. Add in your carrot purée half at a time, stirring thoroughly to incorporate. Pour into a Tupperwa

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The Psychology Of Loss: An Emotionally Invested Keeper's Perspective

Two goldfish gone in the span of a couple of months. Needless to say, I'm feeling pretty lost at the moment. I believe Clementine is, too. Now, people always say not to place one's emotions on to animals, because they don't feel them as we do. I can tell you that the latter half of the statement is completely true: They don't feel them the same way we do. The first half I can be skeptical about, all because we'd need to invent new ways to describe these feelings. So, do Goldfish feel lost or s
 

How Thunderstorms Make Goldfish Feel?

http://youtu.be/C1ASRxv1b6A Thunderstorms make my fish feel very, very excited. Eggs everywhere, plants nearly destroyed, and fish looking extra happy with themselves. As always, I told them they must clean it up most of the way, and they're happy to oblige. I think that this is the first time Elvis has done his part, as those bubbles show the protein film is there this time. How exciting! I just don't know, guys. I really don't know what t

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Calming Down and Looking Ahead

Things have gotten a bit calmer now that I've come to terms with Hoover's loss. I'll never be able to replace her, which means no new fish for awhile. That's alright with me, since my fish have christened their new home thoroughly with several batches of eggs. I think the fifty five will stay a good place with just the two of them. I'd like to get Clementine and Elvis to be as happy and healthy as possible. For me that means getting Elvis growing so that he can carry h

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Introducing: The Diatom Busters!

http://youtu.be/Hta5BpR7qzA Just picked them up today from my favorite LFS! I'll call them by their 'types' right now, but maybe they'll get names soon. They're speedy little guys! All over the container right now. I set them near a window by where I'm sitting, and they exploded into action! Go, Go, Diatom Busters!
 

Trying to Abide By The List

Funny pic of the blog entry: Frankly, it's really difficult. I really want to do beautiful things to all of that space in my 55, but one 'rule' or another gets in the way. I've spent a lot of time looking at aquascapes on youtube. Sometimes, things get really hard. Sometimes I find some of the rules to be just irrational fears, but know deep down that they are practical for my situation. Or maybe it's the other way around, and I think they're practical but they really are just irrational. I

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My Goldfish Made A List.

No substrate. We create too much waste because we're just too large and hungry. We'll foul it up even if fasted for a week! Plants won't last long. We do like them as snacks, no matter how big they are, and will eat you out of however much you spend. Speaking of plants and substrate, if you want to plant something in dirt and pebbles in our tank, Hoover will remove the pebbles so she can get to the dirt and wallow in it right after you do a water change. Her dream in life is to be a pig, so

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