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Not setting up the 40 gallon

Well after a LOT of thinking and planning, I've decided not to set up the 40 gallon that I was given a few months ago I simply don't have the space. After I rearranged my office it looked so much better and I knew that if I put another tank in there it would be far too crowded. I feel ok about it though, because instead I'm completely overhauling the four tanks that I have in there already. I got a brand new 'retirement' tank for my frog Pudgy and gave the crab tank a great cleaning...here's

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It begins!

Last night I finally found time to get the 'big tank shuffle' started. I moved a bookshelf in my office to make space for the 40 gallon. Now this weekend I have to move the stand with my newts and tropical tank (that means emptying both tanks....groan). I'm also going to fill the 40 gallon in the garage and leave it for a few days to make sure it doesn't leak. I am putting the rock formations together as well. While I'm at it, the goldfish tank is getting a makeover. I'm excited!!!! Photos t

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tempting fishies!

So, with the insanely busy few weeks I've had my QT tank did not get set up, but the good news is work is going to slow down for a bit and I saw some great fish tonight. My favorite lfs has their goldfish section fully stocked! There are great black moors. I'll be getting one for sure, I just have to decide on the size. There are itty bitty ones, which my last moor was when I got him (George II...naturally, the next one is going to be George III), but they have some very nice medium sized ones

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QT tank is set up!

I finally found the time to set up my QT tank last night....well tub, to be more specific. I picked up a nice rubbermaid (gotta love a $7 'tank') and set the spare Aquaclear 50 up on it last night. I took the old 'polishing pad' out of my canister and stuffed it in the filter. It has to be FULL of bb's, I put in some ceramic cylinders from the canister too. So hopefully that will speed the cycle along. It should make a nice temporary home for some new fish, it's big and very over filtered. I'm

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New fish has a name!

I was just checking on my new guy in QT and thought it would be fun to give him a geeky biology name. I thought about a few Latin names, but settled with Darwin. I think it suits him So far he's doing well. Active and eating well, tolerating the salt. It'll be great to get him into the main tank. Here's another terrible photo of him

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Yes, I still have fish!

First of all, this is my first entry in my 'official' blog, but I've had a blog thread going for awhile that can be found here I haven't been talking about my fish much lately because I have been so busy, and I've been dealing with a dog who wants to eat them, that I admit my involvement in the hobby has been pretty low. But thankfully the dog is now ok with the goldfish, so I'm hoping to get things rolling again. I still only have one goldie - Penny the ranchu. She shares my 55 gallon with Fr

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Nothing new for now

Despite all my talk of new pets, I've decided not to add anything just yet. To my surprise, my hermit crab is still going strong (I thought he wasn't well) so I'm going to keep him in the 15 gallon tank and hold off on getting toads. I'd still like to sometime, but not yet. And as for the betta....Jim and I were walking around the lfs yesterday and I looked at the bettas, mentioniong how I'd love to get another one. His response..."please, please no." It's not often he objects to pets, but I

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