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Old 04-14-2011, 01:43 AM   #571
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They do work, I lied. They just weren't working when I viewed last (perhaps photobucket was having problems).

I am amazed, in part by the tank, but mostly by the patience involved. I couldn't do that.

Good on you for having the construction part down. I would try something like this (because I love a good DIY project) but I start getting frustrated at work and energy involved and start hating the project I'm doing and rush it.

From reading the beginning posts, I was thinking "this dude knows what he's doing and there's going to be no hitches". But, it goes to prove that even when you KNOW what you're doing, unexpected things happen.

It seems like it let you down a little bit and you got discouraged. Understandable! The best laid plans... you know what they say.

It seems now that you are back on track to having a bada*s showquarium!

I am eagerly following along and can't wait (because I have no patience) to see this thing blooming with life!

(PS: Is your wife mad about losing the window view? And adorable kids!)
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They do work, I lied. They just weren't working when I viewed last (perhaps photobucket was having problems).

I am amazed, in part by the tank, but mostly by the patience involved. I couldn't do that.

Good on you for having the construction part down. I would try something like this (because I love a good DIY project) but I start getting frustrated at work and energy involved and start hating the project I'm doing and rush it.

From reading the beginning posts, I was thinking "this dude knows what he's doing and there's going to be no hitches". But, it goes to prove that even when you KNOW what you're doing, unexpected things happen.

It seems like it let you down a little bit and you got discouraged. Understandable! The best laid plans... you know what they say.

It seems now that you are back on track to having a bada*s showquarium!

I am eagerly following along and can't wait (because I have no patience) to see this thing blooming with life!

(PS: Is your wife mad about losing the window view? And adorable kids!)
Ya... I got upset at the build a few times... my tank sat dry for maybe 2 months at one point...

And no, my wife doesn't mind that we can't see the busy street out our window anymore. (thanks about the kids... they are going to be trouble in a few years... I need to take up hunting or something... something where I can own a gun.)
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Lol. I'm in the same boat.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:31 PM   #574
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Well the controller is supposed to get here any day now... But I couldn't wait...

I see LIFE in my tank... for a day or two at least
Here are my test subjects... Hope you live a long time buddies.

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Cool um..... things.... lol!
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Cool um..... things.... lol!
I know it's only a snail and a hermit crab... but they are sensitive creatures and are a good "cheep" test of parameters you can't test with a test kit.
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are hermit crabs sensitive? i've always thought they were hardy
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They are less sensitive to ammonia/nitrite then fish (I don't have problems with either.) But they are more sensitive to chemicals and heavy metals.
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ah I see, thanks for the info. How are they doing? hopefully still alive
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Yes the hermit has changed shells for the third time... I think he has finally found the best one for his size that my tank has to offer... The snail spends most of it's time under the sand and all you can see is the black tube sticking out, but the tube moves every night so it must be still alive
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