Yeah, the thread has been going since May. And I was gone most of the summer, camping. It covers my new tank from the day we put money on the 125, to present where I am procrastinating changing the water on the 220 until after the holiday. We started two other, smaller tanks since this thread started.
It morphed into a journal of all my tanks. Between the seven of them, this thread has seen many deaths, new additions, some births, and a crap load of water changes. A couple of escapes, and countless pics and videos, and not just of my tanks, but of others. And one bout of ick that really sucked.
The entire choosing, purchasing, planting and stocking of the 220 is documented here, and I got tons of advice on every step along the way. I've made friends in this thread, in a nerdy, 2012 kind of way. But as I am a stay at home dad, nerdy 2012 online socializing is it for me. Which is why this thread also journals a lot of our household shenanigans as well. The trials and tribulations of dealing with a wife, and kid, and a bunch of fish, lol. It always gets back on topic.
I'm curious if the poll will ever reach 100 voters.
I didn't get her ANYTHING for Christmas so she better not have either. We made it pretty clear a week or so ago we were serious this time, not trying to surprise each other. We didn't budget any $$ for each other.
Last year we got each other the bare minimum. She got me a battery tester (I needed it and use it daily, as our kid mixes new batteries with old all the time) and I got her a decent bath pillow and radio, as the inflatable ones kept popping. This year I didn't buy so much as a card, but our kid is going to do all right.
Our Christmas video from last year has almost 20,000 hits on youtube and climbing.
We have six more fish tanks this Christmas than we did last.
For the record, I have written 423 of the 1,000 posts in this thread. So it's not all a giant soliloquy. ;)
The total thread count always seem to be close to my personal post count.