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post #11 of 30 Old 01-13-2010, 10:55 PM
Too funny (or, er, frustrating)...I've totally uprooted tons of plants trying to catch fish, too. Usually, i'll say, okay, I'm just gonna set this net here and when the fish comes within an inch--BAM!--catch it. But I usually just end up stirring up a bunch of crap and uprooting plants. Luckily I won't be doing that for a while.

Your back must be killing after putting all those plants back in. Not to mention hauling buckets of water around, etc. Take that drink girl. We won't tell anyone!

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post #12 of 30 Old 01-13-2010, 11:27 PM
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I got an idea for your plant dilemma! Give me some ;) For real, I'll buy some from you.

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post #13 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 01:10 AM
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@@mrdemin - OH yea TOTALLY let me tell ya.....thank god we lve in dry country or I'd have stopped for a drink
Really?? There's such a thing as a dry county?? But why??

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post #14 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 04:25 AM
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Because if you outlaw it, everyone will stop doing it and all problems related to it will go away. Also, no new problems will arise out of the ban. That's why the 18th Amendment is still on the books.

...Oh wait. So yeah, why?

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post #15 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 08:17 AM
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Angel - i am sorry... i really am.. but i laughed so hard when i read this i had to stop and run to the little office . LOL... used to be i would tear it all apart to get the fish every time i would re scape or something now i just got really RRRRRRRReaeeeaaaaaaallllllyyyyyyy good at netting... some times its more about being slow and using a gental motion than trying to make a whirl pool ...LOL

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post #16 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 09:39 AM
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When I had to net my serpae's I turned the light off for about an hour and it made them rest. It was much easier to catch them when they didn't know it was coming
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post #17 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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The buckets aren't so bad...just that I'm too short for the 55g (wrong planning building the stand there lol). So up on a ladder, bent over planting half a day, yea I was glad when I was done lol.

I'll let the tanks grow out a few more weeks and then I'll sort through the plants/ trim them etc and will post in the classifieds here; if my old brain remember's Kelso I'll PM you first what I got (I just turned 30, cut me some slack lol)

@Kym...that's the good ole fashion country way out here....don't ask me why, I actually thought for SURE my hubby was kidding when we moved here and told me that. I do honestly enjoy my occasional glass of wine....

Bearwithfish...I was moving slow...THAT was the problem with the speedy lightning style CAE's LOL they were too fast for me

Lisa...you're VERY sneaky....that's like military grade right there - Attack while the enemy don't see ya

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post #18 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 11:13 AM
Sorry, I've also just had a giggle at this thread! My cherry barbs are impossible to catch, looks like they're staying where they are for the time being, and they're only in a 64l! I also had a problem catching my bn catfish so put a small glass jar with an algae wafer in the tank and (once all the guppies had had their fill!) I was able to scoop him up. I didn't realise how fast those things could move when they wanna!!
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post #19 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Well if I can make so many folks giggle - Then it was worth while the busy day yesterday

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post #20 of 30 Old 01-14-2010, 11:59 AM
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Ugh! I hate that kind of situation. I really hate to mess tanks up too and don't like to have to chase fish and stress them out. That is one reason why I have considered not doing live plants. I would think it is even more stressful to mess them up and to get them back in. What is a DW?
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