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I nearly died today...
Old 10-28-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
 
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I nearly died today...

Hello people.
I'm still recovering from the shock of my car crash. My mom was driving, and we were at an intersection waiting for a car infront of us to make a left turn. I was holding my new bag of prized fish when I heard a *scrreeee* and the next thing, the back end of our car lifted up and both my mom and I were thrown forward.

not sure if I was in heaven or hell, I looked around. No blood, no glass fragments, no brains. my fish were going ballistic, but that wasn't my number one worry at that time.

After my mom pulled over and the car that hit us did the same, I got out and checked out the damage, first on the other car, then ours.

well the other car got absolutely totalled. The left corner of the front was caved in and I could see bits and pieces of the car's innards. Preparing for the worst, I looked at the back of my car and really believed I was in heaven. Slight bumper fractures and cracks. the trunk didn't close all the way, but no other damage!!!

the driver of the other car was dieing from sorrow. I lost count of the number of times he said sorry. well we made sure that every one was alright, and called te police, insurance company etc.etc.

now I look back and see that had I not worn my seatbelts, I would have been thrown possibly through the front windshield and could be verywell dead or vegitating right now.

people. Take this as a living example of a good reason to wear seatbelts, and thanks for listening to my story. After the crash, I feel like I am living a new life. I see everything in a different perspective.
At least some good came from it :)
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
 
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Oh. Sorry to hear that, Jinithith2. But your story will serve as a lesson for those among us who wouldn't want to fasten our seatbelts.

Thanks for sharing with us, Jinithith2.:D
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
 
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thanks blue. your posts always make me happy. Thanks for being so considerate :D
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:42 PM   #4
 
what fish did u get
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #5
 
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another common pleco (labeled as common but doesn't look common) an a black ghost knifefish. :D
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:52 PM   #6
 
i got my ???pleco that same way
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:05 AM   #7
 
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another common pleco (labeled as common but doesn't look common) an a black ghost knifefish. :D
Sorry to hear about the accident, but at least nobody was hurt - including the fish.

What size is the BGK at the moment, and what are you planning on keeping with him?
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:55 AM   #8
 
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another common pleco (labeled as common but doesn't look common) an a black ghost knifefish. :D
Glad ya ok dude, i hope you aint got anything small in that tank tho, the bgk will decimate anything that can fit in its mouth and then some!

I found out the hard way, bout 12 rummys and 10 lampeyes dissappeared in the space of 1 week, with not body in sight!

Cool fish tho in the right tank
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:59 AM   #9
 
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What size is the BGK at the moment, and what are you planning on keeping with him?
Didn't I read in one thread that his tank is 10 gallons? Unless he has other tanks in which a BGK would require at least 55 gallons minimum just to fit in. BGKs can reach 12 inches and possibly bigger.

Er..on 2nd thought, we can't mention fish but for this, I'll take an exception.
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:00 AM   #10
 
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thanks everyone.
yes, I do have a 10 gallon but I do have a bigger tank (20 or a 30) waiting to be set up. I can't get too big though because I will be going to a no pet dorm next year. The smallest of the bgk's tankmates are 1.5inch rio flame tetras, and the bgk is about 2.5 inches long. I figured the tetras won't get eaten because they are bigger than the BGK's head!
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