The Planted Tank Forum banner

Rant and Rave!!

6615 95
So, on another forum im a part of, they have a thread called 'Rant and Rave'.
Its a thread that you can come and rant or rave about any problems or awesomeness you experience!
I feel its a great idea, and would like to start one here, if there's not one already! [I looked, couldn't find one!]


**As a rule, PlantedTank is off limits. No complaints about other members, threads, moderators or forum rules. Don't bite the hand that feeds!
**Im sure i dont have to say this, but please Watch Your Language! There are kids on here, what you wouldent say around your own kids or other yound people in person, don't say here!
**Rant!
**Rave!
**Enjoy!
** :bounce:
**Other rules to follow..=]
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 96 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
465 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Ill be the first to start!!

My Rave is that Today i sent out packages to the SIX winners of my FIRST RAOK. I may have went a little overboard, but i wanted to make it count!
Also, there was a newbie who didnt win, so i put together a different package for her, with a stem or two of a bunch of different plants.
RAOK-ing feels so good! I felt like Santa bringing the packages to the post office! :biggrin:
My dads eyes when he saw how many..priceless!
And i even got more boxes...possibly for more RAOK's...:hihi:

My rant is...guppy fry. So. Many. Guppy fry.
I had just gotten all the fry, a food 60-80 of them out of my tank.
Later on that night, i look at the tank, and what do i see?!
GUPPY FRY.
Newborns, dozens of them.
I swear those guppies were Laughing at me!!



I hope this thread takes off, i really enjoyed this thread on the other site, and i know you guys are gonna love this!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,117 Posts
Can relate to all 3. lol.

Tear down a tank, leave 2 inches of water, put it in the dark, come back 10 days later, fill with water, 14 crystal shrimp babies living in 2" of water in 7.5gal cube that was cleared out of shrimp.


Everytime there is a group buy on shrimp in my area, I'm broke and the date I know for money will be good is always 2 days after the order date.


Waiting for a box and tracking insanely online for a box of high grade CRS and I know my mail person 90% of the time leaves a card and doesn't knock, spending half my day stalking the door.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,048 Posts
*rant* In class today people called frogs reptiles! We're in college people! You should know they're amphibians!
 

·
Pixel Prestidigitator
Joined
·
4,339 Posts
*rant* Every time I look on craigslist when I have money, everything is WAY over priced.
Seems lately it's all overpriced down here. But there is a 125 for $100.

rant How could I possibly hide that from the wife? Has to be a way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,757 Posts
Rant; somehow, fish get behind my Hamburg Mattenfilter. I found two Black Neons there yesterday when I did a water change. Just for kicks I decided to siphon the silt behind the filter - imagine my surprise when I found the two fish I thought died last month - lol. I can't find the gap they get through! Once, I found tiny Columbian Tetra fry - I ended up scooping 65 of them from behind the filter!

Rave; the awesomeness of people here on TPT. I'm perpetually broke, and all my plants have come from a combo of generous good sales and generous good RAOKs. Now there is a strong possibility a TPT member can make me a much needed stainless steel brace to replace the one that broke on my tank rim. I've been using a clamp to hold the tank together - lol Even if it doesn't pan out, the guy is really trying! I ask you, where else is there a community like this? :angel:
 

·
Pixel Prestidigitator
Joined
·
4,339 Posts
I have to second this rave:

Rave; the awesomeness of people here on TPT. I'm perpetually broke, and all my plants have come from a combo of generous good sales and generous good RAOKs. Now there is a strong possibility a TPT member can make me a much needed stainless steel brace to replace the one that broke on my tank rim. I've been using a clamp to hold the tank together - lol Even if it doesn't pan out, the guy is really trying! I ask you, where else is there a community like this?
Most of my plants have come from TPT members. All of which I think are above reproach.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
465 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Yay! Looks like its taking off!

My rant is this..I work at a pizza place, and last night someone forgot to turn the oven off! So it's like a hundred degrees, and smells horribly of gas..my asthma is going crazy!
And cause I was up til 4am rescaling my tanks, I got no sleep!
Definitely my fault, but I can stil rant, right? Lol
Rave: my boyfriend has a second interview today for a job! So exciteddd!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
465 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
*rant* Every time I look on craigslist when I have money, everything is WAY over priced.
Seems lately it's all overpriced down here. But there is a 125 for $100.

rant How could I possibly hide that from the wife? Has to be a way.
Haha! I'm sure you'll find a way!! I know I have! Lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,757 Posts
I have a new rant; it's been raining for days (flooding actually) and today the rain is supposed to convert to an icy mix topped by up to 6" of snow. I hoped the mix would start before I had to leave for work so I could call in! lol But I leave in a hour and it's still just rain...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
465 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Driftwoodhunter: That really sucks. One of my jobs is a line cook for a resturaunt called Uno's, and we get hit hard all day..theres never a lull. So when a storm comes, and noone goes out to eat, im not needed..every time i hear theres a storm, im waiting for the phone call! Hope it wasnt busy! Maybe youll get to go home early!

Binbin; You said it! fishkeeping/aquatic gardening has broken my wallet. Again, and again. Thats why i love this forum..the plants, fish, even equipment are available from people who love the hobby like you, and at great prices! I cant even imagine how much money i wouldve spent just puying at stores! :icon_eek:

Rant: The boyfriends interview was moved to tomorrow. *sigh*

Rave: Out of work, time for fish stuff! Catching fry..Oh boy! [[Ive already caught 135 of them...]]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,757 Posts
LyzzaRyzz, what kind of fry are they? It's exciting to find, isn't it! Duh! never mind, I reread your first post - lol.

And yes, I left work after only two hours. I work at Walmart - we were getting slammed but I have a coworker that lives a mile from me and her brother was in a ditch, it got so bad. As I went home I passed him as the cops & tow truck were winching his trunk out. He's fine, thanks goodness. Within two hours we had 3" of freezing slush, and two inches of snow on top of it. That's when I left work. We may get as much as 12" tonight Woo-Hoo! (I'm off the next two days) I hope everyone else stays safe.
 
1 - 20 of 96 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top