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A bit of background:
At the end of 2103, a member asked what our goals were for 2014. My response: "In 2014 I'll probably downsize from my current five tanks and do some RAOKs or sales of plants, fish and equipment".

Well, 2014 dealt me a blow in the form of a job elimination after more than 25 years at the same company. So now I'm forced to downsize the number of tanks to cut expenses and I've done a few sales of fish, plants and equipment to raise cash. That leaves only a RAOK in my stated 2014 goals. By doing this RAOK I'm hoping to turn my luck around.

I've already pulled the plants and have them floating right now, so I'd like to get this RAOK done quickly. Make a list and I'll randomly pick a winner Thursday morning (approximately 9:00 am Eastern time) for shipping that same day. Be ready to provide shipping info on Thursday or I'll pick a new winner for Friday shipping. If it fits into a small USPS priority box (like I think it will), I'll cover the shipping charge. If I need to go with a medium sized box, shipping will be $7.

The package:
Rotala Indica – 6 stems
Elodea/Anacharis – 5 stems
Ludwigia repens (?) - 2 stems
Rotala rotundafolia (?) – 3 stems
Valisneria spiralis “leopard” – 4 plants of different sizes on one runner
Subwassertang – 1 golfball sized
Anubias – 1
Amazon frogbit - 1 sandwich bag full

The plants:

Left side:

Right Side:

Close up of Subwassertang, leopard val and anubias:
 

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I don't want to participate. I just want to wish you the best of luck. I lost a job of 17 years in 2009. I want to say to you, stay positive. Enjoy the time off (not kidding, my only regret is spending too much time stressing out during the job hunt. You will regret the time you didn't use for relaxation and self reflection once you go back to work). Things will work out.
 

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Just want to express support you on the decision to move forward. I've been wanting to downsize as well but there's always something that comes up.

Sorry to hear about the job. Lots of good people i know had similar life changes happen in recent years and none of them have been easy. If you are interested in some apistos, send me a pm. yours free...
 

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Sorry to hear about your job loss. I share your pain, i got laid off in Feb, effective 5-8. On to bigger and better things though, right? :D Not entering the RAOK, just wanted to voice some support. Keep your head up, good things will come!
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
 

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. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
9. Tyrone
10. Daveluce Good luck
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
9. Tyrone
10. Daveluce Good luck
11. perlguy - All the best in your job hunt!
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
9. Tyrone
10. Daveluce Good luck
11. perlguy - All the best in your job hunt!
12. Turxiat Thanks and best of luck!
 

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1. MichaelMcG - So generous, thanks!
2. herefishyfishyfishy - THANKS!
3. MWebee - Thanks
4. rtl402 - Thanks!!
5. Salix - thanks for the opportunity
6. 00camaro16 - Best of luck with the job hunt, I've been there its no fun. I am more then willing to pay for shipping.
7. mosART - good luck, man!, and thank you for the RAOK.
8. aprildawn thanks for the RAOK
9. Tyrone
10. Daveluce Good luck
11. perlguy - All the best in your job hunt!
12. Turxiat Thanks and best of luck!
13. Kubla Hope a new door opens for you!
 
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