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Old 08-03-2009, 03:42 PM   #21
 
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Worked in a barn? So you love horses? Me too!! We have 3 actually ;) I would have to say fish tank vs. nightstand... the tank would totally win out!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:53 PM   #22
 
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Yup, my friends and I practically ran the barn in Montana for a couple years until I moved up to WA with my horse a little while ago. Always loved horses, posted a thread in the off topic section with pictures of my mare and I
lol, I know, right? My parents looked at me like I was crazy when I said 'Well we'll just take out the nightstand.'
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #23
 
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Haha that's great!! man i posted those pictures of my bettas and i got two responses that they have fin rot! i've never seen or delt with it before... just when I was thinking about getting more bettas... hmm i did a 100% water change (i know its bad)... do you have any experience with it?
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #24
 
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Fin rot? Really? I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience with it :/ Though 100% WC aren't usually good.....as long as you kept filter, gravel, decor, ext wet then there may not be too much of an upset....likely nothing a Betta can't handle.
My advice is to google Fin Rot, read a bunch, then read more. Google is always great
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:13 PM   #25
 
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Thanks, yeah I know but I do 100% WC in my 5 gallon hex betta tank once a month and he is doing awesome.... I'll start searching, hopefully we'll stop by walmart tomorrow, hmmm I have the money for the 5 gallon I have been wanting... man i'm giving myseld the guilt trip again!
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:30 AM   #26
 
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lol, yeah I know the feeling....theres this half off sale coming up at my LPS soon, all fish and stuff 50% off and I'm like.....making a list
....And I wonder how much of the stuff on my list I really need....
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #27
 
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Ah! I would just go on a crazy shopping spree!! (I actually felt quite nerdy admitting how exciting a fish sale is!!) Haha I have one local store (not including walmart/petsmart) that is more expensive than the others and never has sales :( It sounds like this would be a great time for you to pick up that new tank!!Yeah, I don't need another tank or more fish for that matter! Oh well, hopefully some more baby sitting jobs will come along soon...
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:22 AM   #28
 
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No worries, I got all excited too and got looks from my parents xDD
Yeah, I live out in the middle of nowhere.....no Petsmart or chain store for, like, an hour. I've got this really nice(though expensive)LPS and then this really cruddy little one my dad refuses to go to anymore. So the big LPS by our grocery store is where I go now, I'm fairly certain at least two of the employees know me quite well by now
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing....depends on how much a 55 gallon setup there is though. I know I can buy new at Petco for like....$200(get to go by Petco every 6 weeks or so when I visit my orthodontist a few towns over)and so far thats the cheapest I've found for a full setup.
Haha, my birthdays coming up soon and all I've asked for is money.....so thats where my funds are coming from currently xDD
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:16 AM   #29
 
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Yeah I swear the same lady works the fish department every time I go into petsmart!! hmmm my birthdays not for another 6 months... dang it. that's actually a good price. I got the full setup of my 29 gallon for $100 with another 60 for the stand. ugh now my mom doesn't want to go to walmart today, and my dad has the only car i can drive! I feel bad, i don't have any aquarium salt for my bettas to help with their fin rot. they should be okay for a few more days, its not too bad. I saw your pictures of your new gouramis. they are gorgeous!

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:04 PM   #30
 
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lol, I'm trying to get a job at my LPS...goodness knows I know more then they do about fish. One time, this guy asked where the Pearl Gouramis were, and they had no clue....but I did
Yeah I look on Craigslist and see these people seeing used for $200 and saying they paid like $400 for the whole thing. Never actually bought a full setup before, al of my tanks I already had, just needed filter, heater, and the like ^^;
Haha, I need to learn to drive.....I've been procrastinating Yeah, I don't think Fin Rot is a real serious or hard to cure thing....I do hope they get better though
Aww, thanks. Yeah, those two are real characters. One likes to swim up and down the end of the tank closest to me constantly, its so funny to watch
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