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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #1011 of 1118 Old 12-27-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have to correct myself... not an hour there and back.... it's an hour each way and with the snow storm last night it was almost 2 to get home one way. We have about 6 to 8 inches.
I hope you guys had a wonderful day with "the boy". What treasures did you find on Kijiji for him?
I hate driving in bad weather. I didn't mind when I was younger but now I hate it. Especially with Charlie in the car, and I don't go anywhere without him.

Kijiji was awesome this year! He saw a pic of a remote controlled spider man, and thank God we got it ($20) because for a month he went around telling everyone (even strangers) that we wanted a Spider Man Remote Control Robot.

They sell a new one in stores, but it climbs the walls and is for older kids. This one is from a few years ago, from the SpiderMan 3 movie, and it is better suited to kids his age. He brings it to bed with him.

He also got a big basketball, football, golf, etc ESPN sports centre, and those people gave us a train table for free that was going to the Salvation Army, and he loved that. He got a couple of racetracks. We bought one new because it was 55% off at Canadian Tire. We also got mickey mouse, calliou, and monster truck stuff from kijiji, and some Cars (McQueen, Mater) R/C cars (2 for $15), and an art easel.

If he gets older and decided he wants new toys in the box from the store, we're screwed. He would have had two or three toys if we bought them all new, but he got a ton of stuff.

I might as well show you:


It's kinda long, (it's really long, for the grandparents), but you can flip through until the end. You can tell all the stuff we got from kijiji, as it's in the wrong boxes. So funny, he unwraps a plain box and says "Oh Wow" before he knows what's in it. Haha. After talking about the Spiderman toy for a month, he forgot about it in all the excitement Christmas day. We worked it so he opened that last, as otherwise he wouldn't have opened anything else.

They had a "shopping day at school" where they bought stuff for dimes, and wrapped them for family members, so Jodie and I each had a gift to unwrap. He hid mine in the kitchen cupboard and Jodie's behind the couch. I got a boat wall decoration and she got hand cream. He told me I was getting a boat a hundred times. I'm shocked he didn't tell Jodie about the cream. He loves hand cream. He covers himself in it.

It was a great Christmas.

I hear ya on the leftovers, I would miss them if I didn't have any. We're making turkey pot pie and turkey soup with the leftovers. I am also a big turkey sandwich guy.

Edit: Oh, and we got him a Buzz Lightyear costume from Kijiji and he just happened to open it second and he wore it all day. So cute!
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post #1012 of 1118 Old 12-27-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
I have to add, a giant snowplow just went by, and Charlie is in the window (naked, of course, sigh) freaking out like it is the most exciting thing he has ever seen.

I wish I could get that excited about dirty winter. The very first day it snowed (just a little) he wanted to go sledding and skiing, lol. Last Christmas he got an inflatable McQueen sled that he still has, and we have a small hill three doors down from us. Probably do that tomorrow. Today we just made the crappy snowman.

Stop screaming Charlie! God. Jodie is at work. Must be nice.


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Awww.. thank you for sharing your video with us. My 21 year old son sat on the couch beside me and we watched him open every item. Have to say he panicked a bit when he saw all the balls on the big game wrapped separately!! lol. We enjoyed guessing what each item was as it came out of the wrapping. My son loves kids so it didn't surprise me one bit that he sat with me and watched the entire video. Charlie is SO polite!!
Enjoy my dear!! They grow up way too fast!
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post #1014 of 1118 Old 12-27-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
I like how he would say "Thank you Santa Claus" to the camera. He assumes Santa is going to see the video, lol.

Yesterday he made me watch that video half a dozen times. He misses my parents, they live in Florida six months of the year, and he doesn't understand why we can't go see them, so I had to watch our Canada Day video of them between showings of the Christmas video.

He had a blast and we had a very good Christmas.

Holy batteries. Between the camera and the toys, it's crazy how many batteries we installed.

Last year our tree was where the Rainbowfish tank is. Before we got the tree Charlie kept saying it was going "behind the fish tank" which I assume means he expected us to move the tank.

Right now he is insisting on wearing my jeans, which is just ridiculous.
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post #1015 of 1118 Old 12-27-2012, 10:40 PM
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Haha your jeans. I'm lay in bed posting as I can't sleep and I just got massive evils off my Mrs for laughing at that. She was asleep as its 4.30am. Oops

That video is awesome, I skipped a bunch, it's long and it's late, but I'll watch the full length tomorrow, but all I could think was OMG I WANT A BUZZ LIGHTYEAR CHILD!!! Haha. I also thought get your tattoo legs out of the cute video. Ha!!!

But seriously, I love that you post stuff like that up it's really nice to see.
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post #1016 of 1118 Old 12-28-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
I'll have to put a pic of him in my jeans and shirt later. Hilarious. Looks like a clown.

Happy to say I went to the fish store to drop off some Christmas chocolates and cookies (better late than never) and I managed to not spend any money!

Sucks, because they have balas, and I need 3, and I'm going to need some new pellet food soon, and everything is 20% off right now. But Charlie had to grow out of his skis and boots, and lessons start Jan 22 (not paid for yet) so it is tight tight.

It was busy in the LFS! Wow, everyone was buying accessories for their new tanks, and getting their water tested, and by the sounds of it, finding out they can't add fish yet, lol.

They had Chinese High Fin Sharks (or something like that) there today, and they were awesome. Unfortunately they don't fit into my tank, personality and temperature conflicts. Lame!

They also had a ton of plants for a change. Hopefully they get more in when we have some cash in a few weeks, looking forward to planting the Rainbow tank and the 20 gallon.


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I hate driving in bad weather. I didn't mind when I was younger but now I hate it. Especially with Charlie in the car, and I don't go anywhere without him.

Kijiji was awesome this year! He saw a pic of a remote controlled spider man, and thank God we got it ($20) because for a month he went around telling everyone (even strangers) that we wanted a Spider Man Remote Control Robot.

They sell a new one in stores, but it climbs the walls and is for older kids. This one is from a few years ago, from the SpiderMan 3 movie, and it is better suited to kids his age. He brings it to bed with him.

He also got a big basketball, football, golf, etc ESPN sports centre, and those people gave us a train table for free that was going to the Salvation Army, and he loved that. He got a couple of racetracks. We bought one new because it was 55% off at Canadian Tire. We also got mickey mouse, calliou, and monster truck stuff from kijiji, and some Cars (McQueen, Mater) R/C cars (2 for $15), and an art easel.

If he gets older and decided he wants new toys in the box from the store, we're screwed. He would have had two or three toys if we bought them all new, but he got a ton of stuff.

I might as well show you:

Opening Presents Christmas Morning 2012 - YouTube

It's kinda long, (it's really long, for the grandparents), but you can flip through until the end. You can tell all the stuff we got from kijiji, as it's in the wrong boxes. So funny, he unwraps a plain box and says "Oh Wow" before he knows what's in it. Haha. After talking about the Spiderman toy for a month, he forgot about it in all the excitement Christmas day. We worked it so he opened that last, as otherwise he wouldn't have opened anything else.

They had a "shopping day at school" where they bought stuff for dimes, and wrapped them for family members, so Jodie and I each had a gift to unwrap. He hid mine in the kitchen cupboard and Jodie's behind the couch. I got a boat wall decoration and she got hand cream. He told me I was getting a boat a hundred times. I'm shocked he didn't tell Jodie about the cream. He loves hand cream. He covers himself in it.

It was a great Christmas.

I hear ya on the leftovers, I would miss them if I didn't have any. We're making turkey pot pie and turkey soup with the leftovers. I am also a big turkey sandwich guy.

Edit: Oh, and we got him a Buzz Lightyear costume from Kijiji and he just happened to open it second and he wore it all day. So cute!

Holy crap! I want to be a kid at your house, when can I move in? Lucky little boy and very very cute too. LOVE his little voice.
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post #1018 of 1118 Old 12-28-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Playing with the camera again. Some pics of the Rainbowfish tank:














and the 20 gallon...This little guy is one of two guppies that survived from the fry stage by hiding in the little cracks in the driftwood:



They're almost impossible to get pics of because the won't back away from the glass most of the time.



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post #1019 of 1118 Old 12-28-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Any word on the bent fish Boxer?

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The dennison is back now I did a water change in the 30 gallon today I noticed some decorations were a muck maybe he was trapped now he is swimming around as we'll as he can I fed him he was hungry he looks like he is bent. I will take a video but I have 2 healthy ones in the 120

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post #1020 of 1118 Old 12-28-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
New Pics of the Silver Dollar Tank.

You can kind of see the Hillstream loach in these:













And the 220:









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