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post #21 of 25 Old 04-25-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ah yes indeedy, aint ADHD just ducky? LOL ugh...I drive my guy to distraction, he's a "Norm" though my son I and understand each other exceedlingly well ( poor kid ) I was searching for something my son and I could do together, a mother-son bonding activity, I just never thought of the added bonus of driving my guy insane was included.

It's funny ( you gotta be there probably ) to make this vein he has dead spang in the middle of his forehead stand out and visibly throb. My son and I laugh ourselves into muscle cramps ( we AREN'T mean, just paybacks is all ) so when my son stage whispers " Should we tell him about the albino catfish?" it's more rewarding than say, a kick in the maximus. My son and I have bonded beautifully.

"We want fry! Want 'em now! Jeez ladies, how long ya gonna hang on to 'em? Give 'em up! " was this morning's chant by my kiddo upon seeing no results. So, still patrolling for fry out here. As for SteriLite bins, LOL that's seriously was my very next project! We have much in common! You made my day!

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post #22 of 25 Old 04-25-2011, 04:37 PM
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just thought i would pop in and say hi and welcome :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #23 of 25 Old 04-25-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well hi right backatcha and thanks! ;)

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post #24 of 25 Old 04-26-2011, 05:49 AM
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Ah yes indeedy, aint ADHD just ducky? LOL ugh...I drive my guy to distraction, he's a "Norm" though my son I and understand each other exceedlingly well ( poor kid ) I was searching for something my son and I could do together, a mother-son bonding activity, I just never thought of the added bonus of driving my guy insane was included.

It's funny ( you gotta be there probably ) to make this vein he has dead spang in the middle of his forehead stand out and visibly throb. My son and I laugh ourselves into muscle cramps ( we AREN'T mean, just paybacks is all ) so when my son stage whispers " Should we tell him about the albino catfish?" it's more rewarding than say, a kick in the maximus. My son and I have bonded beautifully.

"We want fry! Want 'em now! Jeez ladies, how long ya gonna hang on to 'em? Give 'em up! " was this morning's chant by my kiddo upon seeing no results. So, still patrolling for fry out here. As for SteriLite bins, LOL that's seriously was my very next project! We have much in common! You made my day!
Be careful about using your kid to set up your man. It could seriously backfire!

By the way, I have another pregnant guppy and a pregnant swordtail. If my sterlite bin was ready, I think I'd put the swordtail in it and see what happens. Unfortunately, I can't. Not only is it not cycled, it isn't even heated yet. While changing the water on my fry tank Saturday evening, I dropped and broke my filter. Major bummer. Actually, I might be able to blame it on my cat - I had the filter case sitting on the edge of the sink, and the cat was playing with the cord, and it fell. Anyway, a little tiny piece of plastic broke off the edge of the motor casing, where it screws in to the rest of the filter, and now it won't hold water at all. So last night I ordered 2 filters - one to replace that one, and one for the sterlite bin, and a heater for the bin. And I don't have a kid to help cover up with my partner. Just kidding. Anyway, if Cremesicle, my orange and white swordtail, hasn't dropped yet when I get the filter and heater, I may put her in there - even though I bought it for extra room for the fry I'm already raising. I still have 2 platy drops and a guppy drop - around a hundred fry between 4 and 6 weeks old - in 20g.

As for the DIY projects - I have several 8x10 pieces of glass, a couple of strips of plexiglass, and 2 or 3 pieces of plastic canvas. Together they make up the future cover for my 20g long, and a temporary cover for the sterlite bin. So far, I haven't gotten farther than putting two pieces of plastic canvas, cut to size, together with a wall connector thingy and put it on top of the 20g to keep the fishies in and the kitty out. I have completed 2 tank dividers with moss, and a moss carpet, as well as tying moss onto several rocks and pieces of driftwood... Well, anyway, I'm supposed to be e-mailing a bunch of stuff to an attorney tonight, and it's almost 3 am. Guess I should get to work.

By the way again, I took a bunch of new pictures of all my tanks tonight. If I have time, I'll upload them later.
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post #25 of 25 Old 04-26-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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No, No, LOL What my son and I do is tease him. It's all in fun, he pretends as though he's ( my guy ) not into this hobby, but I caught him red handed this morning, on fry patrol for me.' I just don't want them eaten," he muttered amidst my snorted laughs. He's such a softie.

He may not necessarily like my MTS but he's just happy that we've found a way to reach my son. It's been a tough school year. The kid's scarily brilliant but lacking in the social skills. Makes it particularly painful for me, as I was and still am, the same way. I chose to simply find what works for us. ;)

Yeah, upload those pics when ya got time, would love to see 'em!

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