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Old 09-08-2015, 02:05 AM   #521
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Go to the local pond or stream and look for fish... and free plants.

I used to get fish from the ditch, not even a pond when I was a kid - long ago! Now I can't really ever find them or catch them if I can see them (too far away from the edge).
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Go to the local pond or stream and look for fish... and free plants.

I used to get fish from the ditch, not even a pond when I was a kid - long ago! Now I can't really ever find them or catch them if I can see them (too far away from the edge).
In my area there's a ton of free hornwort, duckweed, anacharis, val americana, some sort of huge sword, and also water lettuce!
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I my area there's a ton of free hornwort, duckweed, anacharis, val americana, some sort of huge sword, and also water lettuce!
Only thing I have is some kind of weed (I think water sprite) and some anacharis that grows in a golf course pond. Nice bass in there too. Duke Power (who owns Lake Norman) puts a chemical in the water to kill any plants growing and to prevent any more from growing. It sucks but lucky for you guys that you have all these free plants!
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In a pond near my cousins house in MA there is tons of cabomba. But around here all the ponds I see are either unhealthy or man made. The few that are healthy don't have anything that I recognize.
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In a pond near my cousins house in MA there is tons of cabomba. But around here all the ponds I see are either unhealthy or man made. The few that are healthy don't have anything that I recognize.
Same... I'm in Michigan so there's always the Great Lakes... Tons of val in there!
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When you get mad at your science teacher for keeping a betta in a wine glass in your classroom as a "decoration". I sent a letter to her teachers mailbox about how bettas are living creatures, not knick-knacks and how they need at least a 2 gallon tank with a heater and filter. She told me that the pet store said it was fine and that they probably knew more about me than fish. I wanna rescue that fish so bad, but science is my 1st hour and I can't imagine me keeping a betta in a bag in my pocket for 6 hours. It would probably be more unethical than the betta living in a wine glass in the 1st place...
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When you get mad at your science teacher for keeping a betta in a wine glass in your classroom as a "decoration". I sent a letter to her teachers mailbox about how bettas are living creatures, not knick-knacks and how they need at least a 2 gallon tank with a heater and filter. She told me that the pet store said it was fine and that they probably knew more about me than fish. I wanna rescue that fish so bad, but science is my 1st hour and I can't imagine me keeping a betta in a bag in my pocket for 6 hours. It would probably be more unethical than the betta living in a wine glass in the 1st place...

Stop by after school.

Science teachers who don't know the first thing about aquatic science really annoy me also.
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Stop by after school.

Science teachers who don't know the first thing about aquatic science really annoy me also.
Yeah! She knows enough to dechlorinate the water but that's about it.
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Steal a fish get a bad grade. Or expelled.. dont rescue it that way... not that route!
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I don't wanna steal it. If I can educate the teacher enough shell either give the fish to me or buy a better setup for it.
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