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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Preamble

What do you give a then 4-year old girl for Valentine's Day? Another toy? Ecstasy? Uncut version of Caligula? A .357?

In retrospect, any of the above would have been more sane and responsible choices then the $9.99 4" plastic cube filled with water grabbed at Target at 6 pm Feb 14 some 13 years ago. Inside the cube were pebbles, 2 strings of dead algae and, how cute!, 3 aquatic mutts - apparently, guppy fry. 3 days later, the first one was crossing Styx. The other 2 survived a while longer: off on a quick vacation we entrusted the remnants to next-door neighbors. According to eyewitness reports, the second died when we were pulling out of the driveway and the last one when we were pulling back in. "So sorry..."

Have you seen tears dripping off the nose of your sweetheart? Off to PetSmart we go, bringing home a $0.25 Comet. That feeder fish in a pickles jar joined the former inhabitants in < 3 days. Off to LFS, back with a $6 fancy Goldie + 1g bowl with UGF + 1 plastic plant + blue gravel + fish food + 3 books + unasked for advice = ~$75. The investment in Solyndra's stock would have been more lucrative. I blamed the LFS owner.

Daddy with BS + Mommy with MS = 1 verifiably dead gold fish. Daddy's pissed, daughter wants another hamster, the older son could care less, the Missus wears that knowing grin.

The onset of madness

12G Long: Prototype 1
10G special w/UGF + 3 Gold Fish + 1 Pleco + 2 Weather Loaches + 4 Zebra Danios + something long dead
nicely planted and scaped

$4.99 flush, $6 flush, 3 x $1.99 flush, flush, ... , flush, flush, ..., FLUSH!
The fishy funerals continue, my wife now checks AmEx charges


(CSI Archives)

12G Long: Prototype 2
Mariland 3G + 6G + 12G kits
Live plants come into the war zone

The test environment was wrong, gotta replicate.
One good flush deserves another
FLuuuusshhh


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The real thing: Version 2


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Teasers:
(11-29-2012 6:49 AM)


(Yo, you talking to me?)


(Rotala sp. bangladesh)


(Umbrella of Rotala macrandra)


(The real face of constipation)


(C'mon baby, you can do it)


(Hi Margo, have you seen my Pierre?)


(Pierre The BIG Lover: where are the bitches?)


(Life is good when you poop)


(Nesaea Red. Oh NVM, wrong tank)

[to be continued when the author runs out of Grey Goose]

Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Indominable Spirit * and Self Control
Tenets of TKD

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That looks awesome! More pics NOW dude! Lol

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awsome more pics keep em coming!!!

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very nice looking tank, I really like the colorful "mats" of plants at the top.
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Excuse me kind sirs but how does one "do dah bumpan" at will?

I keep typing BUMP but it doesn't work very well.

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Almost looks like a entrance to somewhere.

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Wow, looking great. I remember seeing this when I came by a few months ago (assuming it's the same tank). I saw a few pots of HC but it was filled with R. macrandra or similar.

Want to thank you again for your plants. They all got transferred into my low tech but were doing very well until I moved. They are just starting to color back up.
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Excuse me kind sirs but how does one "do dah bumpan" at will?

I keep typing BUMP but it doesn't work very well.

bumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbump
Did you really post without more pictures attached? You're grounded mister!

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can't wait to see this in person!! the top floaters compliment the ground plants very well.
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Thank you all. Isn't PhotoShop wonderful?

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I remember seeing this when I came by a few months ago (assuming it's the same tank). I saw a few pots of HC but it was filled with R. macrandra or similar.
Hallucinations. You are overdue for another taste.
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Did you really post without more pictures attached? You're grounded mister!
No! I no grounded! How can you ground what has no life?

I post and then stick pictures on the front page. I just updated with photos of the tank I am building this morning!

Now I stop derailing the thread.


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I read your preamble, and I absolutely love your humor, you must continue with the other parts of this journal, the preamble has left me anxious to hear the rest of the ramble!
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