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  • Rue's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    I think William has us beat! But yes...ours need extra care in winter. The horses stay outside year round though. They can handle the brutal...
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    Today, 02:47 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Whatcha doin' today? in Chatterbox
    We came back from spring (apple orchards in full bloom) to a blizzard! Ick! However, it's supposed to be 17 C today, so maybe the snow will be gone...
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    Today, 02:41 PM
    We just got back from budgie had died while we were gone. It was not unexpected...and she was almost 10 years old - but it left the...
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    You have been very busy! Three new puppies! Oh my! thumbs2:
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    Today, 02:28 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Our newsest family member. in Other Pets
    Awwww...Bishop is adorable (great name too). We looked at getting a Mastiff once...years ago we almost got a Neapolitan, but I backed out. I think...
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    My pets don't eat better than I do...but they get less junk food...which is better for them! I've cut back dramatically on the junk food I...
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    "In Bruges" 2008 ...I watched this on the flight back home...and since we had just had dinner in Bruges, I thought it was appropriate. It's not...
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    Today, 02:02 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Rues I don't like post! in Chatterbox
    I don't like it when you get home from holidays...and need a holiday to recover. Got home Friday...and I'm still jet-lagged and cranky. I have a...
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    04-17-2014, 10:33 PM
    eltylT replied to a thread New to the forum in Introduce yourself
    Welcome:22: to the AC:19: . IMO the place to be to learn what you need to know about the hobby .thumbs2: Have fun . I have to agree that the black...
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    04-17-2014, 05:42 AM
    korith replied to a thread Happy Birthday Korith. in Chatterbox
    Thanks folks!
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    04-16-2014, 12:56 PM
    korith replied to a thread Game of Thrones in Chatterbox
    Haven't watched the series yet. Read the first 4 or 5 books years ago. Will probably watch the series once it is all done.
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    04-13-2014, 10:40 PM
    eltylT replied to a thread Hello, New here in Introduce yourself
    Hello:22: and welcomethumbs2: to the AC:19:. Greatest fish site on the web.
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    04-13-2014, 09:52 PM
    No idea about your area, but here with neons you need to take a bit more care. Very common to find them with ich at petsmart/petco. That's why any...
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    04-13-2014, 04:41 AM
    Never seen neons get 2" usually a smaller than that. In a 40g you could have a good sized school of them. Maybe a dozen, get 6 at a time though, wait...
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    04-03-2014, 09:03 PM
    korith replied to a thread Ghost shrimp with eggs in Photo forum
    The big problem is shrimp being sold as ghost shrimp when they are something else. Some are able to reproduce in fw, while some need brackish. Once...
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    04-01-2014, 09:57 PM
    I use automatic fish feeders on a daily basis, the eheim 3581 auto feeder is one of the better ones, you can set up to 4 feedings a day at whatever...
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    04-01-2014, 09:49 PM
    korith replied to a thread Ghost shrimp with eggs in Photo forum
    One problem is many different types of shrimp get lumped into the 'ghost shrimp' name once they hit the stores. The problem is ghost shrimp require...
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    03-30-2014, 02:34 PM
    Rue replied to a thread The I hate winter thread in Chatterbox
    Yes indeed! And good thing I did! Today it's overcast, cold and snowing!
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    03-30-2014, 06:16 AM
    korith replied to a thread lettuce baiting snails in Snails
    Give this a try. Take a plastic container with a lid. Drill or poke a lot of holes on the upper 3/4's of the sides. You can poke or drill some holes...
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    03-28-2014, 02:42 PM
    Rue replied to a thread The I hate winter thread in Chatterbox
    We are some 10 degrees colder than 'normal' and the snow is loving it...but I don't care. It's relatively warm (compared to what we've had)...and it...
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    03-28-2014, 02:13 AM
    I use osmocote tablets as well. Works well and cost effective. For amazons swords, root tabs are very important, they are heavy root feeders. My...
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    03-26-2014, 12:30 AM
    korith replied to a thread Moving Fry in Angelfish
    You can safely move the older fry into another tank.
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    03-24-2014, 02:29 PM
    Rue replied to a thread It's been a while AC! in Chatterbox
    Nice to see you back! And congrats on finishing school! (Almost!)
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    03-23-2014, 09:17 PM
    korith replied to a thread Sand please help in Tank setup
    That will be fine. Sand box sand is probably thing sold as play sand. You could also look at pool filter sand also, I have used that before. Around...
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    03-23-2014, 06:39 PM
    Calcium is fairly important for inverts, for their exoskeletons. Usually molt as they grow in size, or sometimes when stressed it can cause them to...
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    03-23-2014, 06:26 PM
    korith replied to a thread Sand please help in Tank setup
    Doubtful. Probably just play sand sold in huge bags at home depot type stores. Though if you are unsure, probably best not to risk it.
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    03-23-2014, 04:51 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Stop and Smell the Roses... in Chatterbox
    I got a new glass! Yes...a glass. I'm happy as a clam! I hate taking a drink onto carpeting...just in I've been using a water...
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    03-23-2014, 04:41 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Whatcha doin' today? in Chatterbox
    This is more what I'm NOT doing...which is walking the dogs. I keep waiting for spring and nice weather...and when it's nice it seems I'm too busy...
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    03-23-2014, 04:18 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Rues I don't like post! in Chatterbox
    Okay! Someone keeps messing with my chair! When I sit down it's either too high or too low...drives me batty. And yes...I think it's rude to...
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    03-23-2014, 04:14 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Time to till the ol' garden in Chatterbox
    I wish you the best of luck...I'll be waiting April out before I even think of planting anything...
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home construction and handyman
Tombstone and anything with Clint Eastwood and ALL by Stephen King
Who I'd like to meet:
Lady Hobbs and NORTHERNGUY
All by Stephen King
whatever my wife is watching + Gold Rush
Why do you like AC Tropical Fish:
For help with my fish and to learn what I can about the hobby
Aquarium 1:
75 gal with a pair of Jack Dempsey's( I've kept them for 2.5 years and they have had babies 5 times. None this year yet!
Aquarium 2:
A 55gal.Mbuna tank
Aquarium 3:
55 gal. community semi planted tank. In progress
Rest of Your Aquariums:
20 gallon community partially planted with 5 tiger barbs , 8 lampeye tetras , 2 chinese algae eaters , center piece fish is a Red-fin Shark....10 gallon with a 7 yr. old Chilean Rose tarantula
Favorite fish:
Fish I have bred:
The JD's had babies but through my ignorance none made it.
Why I like fish::
They are so instresting and enjoyable to watch.
Best advice:
Get on the AC and ask alot of ?'s.
Other pets:
2 dogs , 4 cats


ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.


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