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    Yesterday, 02:51 AM
    They expect it to get worse than the category 5 it is. I didn't think they had numbers higher than 5 for hurricanes and tornadoes. What do you...
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    09-18-2017, 02:12 PM
    As delicate as angel fish look, they're hardier than many people think. Especially after they've been acclimated for awhile and have adapted well to...
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    09-18-2017, 02:00 PM
    Thanks, folks! I was out of town from last Thursday until Sunday night. Visiting with our niece in Vancouver, WA. Had a great time, and a...
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    09-12-2017, 11:19 PM
    Spiffy pickup. Love the red!
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    09-12-2017, 01:57 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    Which is all the more reason to keep lids on our tanks . . . Though I'm sure that's the least of his concerns, right now.
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    09-11-2017, 05:39 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    HALLEUJAH! Even the tanks and the fish made it through. Great news! Glad to know that!
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    09-09-2017, 05:35 PM
    I know what you mean by being fond of your dojos. Don't know what I can add, as I've never had this problem with mine. The advice above sounds...
    3 replies | 139 view(s)
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    09-09-2017, 05:26 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    Amazon, please don't stress over your tanks. You can only do so much. It's good you can rescue your cats, yourself and your fiance. Sometimes, life...
    163 replies | 1680 view(s)
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    09-08-2017, 04:20 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    Yes, the photos do turn vertically when clicked on. What a mess! Is it simply too hazardous for local sanitation companies to come pick some of...
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    09-08-2017, 03:53 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    Amazon Joe, are there any other wedding companies you can deal with after this thing is over? Ones that can get up and running, again? I certainly...
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    09-08-2017, 01:07 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    There have been reports of price gouging by some merchants for basic supplies. Shame on them! Profiting excessively from people's misfortune, and...
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    09-07-2017, 11:01 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    Kudos to that VA! Wish they ALL cared that much.
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    09-07-2017, 10:55 PM
    Unfortunately, one can't always trust glowing reviews. Hubby and I have both found that some four- or five-star services we've used based upon those...
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    09-07-2017, 07:38 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Koi age in Other species
    Perhaps there's an article on that which you can Google to find out. Some koi can grow to three feet long, and require a very large pond (I would say...
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    09-07-2017, 01:40 AM
    If those continue to thrive and grow, you're going to have a very nice planted tank. Love the green against the natural earth tones of the gravel....
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    09-06-2017, 10:57 PM
    All of you who are left-handed -- do you tend to think and communicate usually and more often in big picture generalities, or are you more precise...
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    09-06-2017, 10:37 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Tornado watch nz in Chatterbox
    I've read about and heard lots of stories where parents or other family members remove a child or sibling or other family member from a particular...
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    09-06-2017, 06:34 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Tornado watch nz in Chatterbox
    Very, very lucky, indeed! And maybe a little bit more than just luck. I've sometimes contemplated what I would do if a tornado threatened us. We...
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    09-06-2017, 04:55 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Tornado watch nz in Chatterbox
    Tornadoes are rare here in north Idaho, but they do happen. I recall shortly after we moved here and hadn't yet unpacked everything, we were...
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    09-06-2017, 04:50 AM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Irma in Chatterbox
    All you folks over there do what you need to do to stay safe. It's going to be a category 5 -- the worst possible kind. Please do what you can to...
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    09-05-2017, 04:45 AM
    Not even fit to breathe outside! Wildfires in Washington, Oregon and Montana have the air around here filled with smoke. It was heavier today. Worse...
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    09-03-2017, 10:01 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    Looks it got up there! Of course, I also noticed the kitty in the lower right corner of the first pic. One of how many?
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    09-03-2017, 06:30 PM
    There are some attractive low-light plants. Java ferns, Anubias, some crypts and even some Amazon Swords. The java ferns and Anubias are rhizome...
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    09-03-2017, 06:20 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    Life getting back to normal for you. We all are grateful for that. And, that your relatives are being taken care of, nobody in your family is...
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    09-03-2017, 01:12 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    Gas stations and other businesses that gouge flood victims by raising their prices exorbitantly to take advantage of the shortages. Texas' Attorney...
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    09-02-2017, 07:39 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    President Trump was visiting some shelters, today. One guy came up to him and revealed that he was being denied family assistance. Our president...
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    09-01-2017, 06:57 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    Those two look so comfy, I'll bet they didn't even know there was anything wrong. Such lucky pets! Warm, dry and pampered to pieces.
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    09-01-2017, 04:03 PM
    There are no silly questions, here. Every question you ask will help you learn something. We're glad to help. As others have stated, using seeded...
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    08-31-2017, 10:14 PM
    mermaidwannabe replied to a thread Harvey in Chatterbox
    I think it's only right that we give thanks and praise for the Divine help we've received. I don't think anyone is going to object this one time....
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    08-31-2017, 08:23 PM
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    How convenient this "act of god" stuff is for the insurance companies. Instantly absolves them of any obligation. So, folks pay premiums -- some...
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inland northwest, U.S.A.
Interests:
gardening, fishkeeping, birding
Occupation:
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About Me:
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Very helpful fellow aquarists of all levels of knowledge and experience. Love sharing my own.
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Aquarium 1:
20-gallon-high coldwater, AC50 plus Azoo pump with 4-inch airstone, standard flourescent tube light on full lid, brownish-red pea gravel. Inhabitants include: 1 Zebra Danio, 2 blue Glo-fish, 3 yellow Glo-Fish, 2 pink Glo-Fish, 2 (visible) Red Cherry Shrimp, several hitch-hiker snails.
Aquarium 2:
65-gallon coldwater / stand; Aqueon glass Versi-top, 36-inch flourescent tube light, 2 AC 110s, blue and black pea gravel. Inhabitants include: 1 medium-sized Shubunkin, 1 small comet, 5 Rosy Barbs, 2 blue glofish, 3 pink glofish, 1 yellow glofish, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 zebra danios, 5 dojo loach
Aquarium 3:
No third tank yet, but am thinking of getting another 20-gallon-high. The third one will probably be a tropical tank.
typeof:
Freshwater
How I got started with aquariums.:
Back in the 1980s I kept a variety of tanks, including saltwater, freshwater tropical, tide-pool marine and freshwater cold. I also had an outdoor pond with small koi. All of this while living in southern California. I got back into fishkeeping in June of 2010, after purchasing some goldfish and snails for my current outdoor pond which I established two years ago, after having lived in the north Idaho panhandle since 1995. I set up my indoor aquarium on September 26, 2010.
Favorite fish:
Dojo (weather loach), variety of others
Fish I have bred:
None, so far. I figure nature will take care of itself, when the time and conditions are right. RCS are invertebrates, and have bred in my 20.
Why I like fish::
Fish watching is as fascinating, peaceful, therapeutic and enjoyable as birdwatching, which I also do.
Best advice:
Learn as much as you can and conscientiously care for our fish and invertebrates. If you don't love your pets, don't keep them. Some food for thought: A sign of humility is being smart without being mean. My comment about giving thumbs up: I prefer to give rep, instead. I do appreciate all the thumbs ups I have received. I'm not being stingy, I just prefer to use the "give rep" function over the "thumbs up" function.
Other pets:
Two thoroughly spoiled and pampered kitty cats.

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20 gal. high: planted; 7 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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