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PostSubject: Summer time.   Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 am

that means alot of cleaning and out door work for me.drained one of my feeder tanks out side and now i have a bunch of goldfish in a bucket until i finish treating the tank.kinda like fish limbo i guess.i have been feeding alot of them off as i feel even worse about keeping them in the bucket.[img][/img]
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and maybe tommorow after work i will get to trimming back some iris.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:26 am

got everything salted and coppered and washed out then refilled.the fish are in the stock tank and happy.they are already trying to forage for foods.then i have had to do the same thing to my daphnia pond minus treatment.i suppose i shouldve said something before as i had alot of free daphnia today.there will be a next time i am sure.while doing the big clean up on the daphnia i had to clean out a bunch of drift wood as well.inside tis drift wood was some small shrimps like saltwater copapods.little sand fleas but in the wood.they looked to be great fish food and as i placed the pieces of wood into my other pond the fish all started to pick at it.i wish i could figure a way to harvest these guys but i dont see how aside from rotating wood to tanks.anyhow back to work.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:23 am

gold fish back in the stock tank...check.
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pond cleaned check.
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and water the tiny garden with the fishy good water.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:25 am

thats a cool chunk of nature right there...
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:33 am

thanks..the idea here is to fit as much life per square foot as i can.i am going to start hanging plants and cages.get some frogs and geckos for my bathroom.i am kidding.mostly.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:19 am

got to go to the local river and catch some nice wild life.some pretty cool bleeny looking guys that seem to be out in large numbers.they have a real neat camoflage to them.i also caught the smallest crawfish ever.i hope i can raise him up alongisde my other crustaceans.i also found a large aquatic larvae of some sort.i havent had time to sit down and actualy look at the guy and ID it but it is an impresive insect i must say.i plan on returning soon as the weather permits and grabbing some more goodies.i saw alot of minnows as well as some clams but they were further in the water and i was ill prepared.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:45 am

yeah, need shorts and flip flops ready next time...
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:49 pm

man it has been getting warm.and so are my stock ponds.i dont have electricity to run pumps in them all. i could but i am conservative with out door electronics for mutiple reasons.anyhow the oxygen levels get pretty low and a long story short is i have lost a few things.nothing i am going to cry about but it is very disapointing especialy after losing so many shubunkin fishes a few weeks ago to some felines.maybe i will cry. Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 am

well i would collapse it down to one overloaded pond...
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:55 am

man it has beed getting even hotter as in long hot days and hot nights so not much cool down.good thing i have a small ice cream freezer to rotate my frozen water bottles or i would have some dead corals.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:25 am

im curious to what you consider is too hot for your tanks? when do you drop in the ice bottles?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:49 am

i guess it depends on how hot i think it will get. as soon as they hit 82 i try to get the bottles in.and if i think it will be hot all day like it has been i put them in when it hits around 78-79.this is really only upstairs in my house as the other tanks have enough time to cool off at night.upstairs stays pretty hot all day and night. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:54 am

made a trip to the local river to see what was out and about.found alot of little guys then i saw this bad boy.i have been looking for a bottom dweller that can survive the cold here and all of the fishes in the pettrade have been banned as far as saleable fish for the hobby.so this was cool.
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here you can see a small one.
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i am still suprised i caught him as they are pretty cunning and i had a 4 inch net.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:58 am

well fiddle sticks the summer is now over.now i have to turn the heat up and start closing some windows at night.i have so many projects to finish and no more sunshine left.i need a garage so bad but i will have to settle on my room for now.all in good time.its going to suck when i have to do some painting or anything else that requires ventilation.although all of this will most likely not stop me.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:56 am

cant let mother nature stop the projects...
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:26 am

after math of the frozen bottle juggling maddness.i didnt know it got to this point until i went to make room for shopping.what i do for my tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:43 am

lol i kept like 6 1liter bottles iced for the summer months, but thats insane...
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PostSubject: Re: Summer time.   Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:38 pm

i still have some summer projects backed up.lost and forgoten and now while i am finishing things at hand they pop up.guess i shouldnt have procrastinated.
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pictured is another of the super skimmer knock off.i shouldve washed it inside to avoid the forgoten projects but i suppose putting these things off is not doing me any good.TANKS EVERYWHERE!
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