We'll have some new pets by Wednesday- fish! My dad had a tropical aquarium when I was a kid and I've always wanted a tank myself, but we didn't have room. We spent three days last week tidying up the house and rearranging the furniture in the lounge, and now I have a nice 45l (12 US gallon) bowl type tank. The water needs to settle for a few more days and then I can introduce some hardy fish. I think I'm going to go for fancy goldfish rather than tropical fish, I like their little wiggly tail fins. Anyway, the dog has noticed the tank but hasn't paid it any attention as it doesn't smell of biscuits or cats. ;)
I would strongly recommend that you use the "bacteria in a bottle" to help equilibrate your tank.
I had a number of "donor" fish (fish that died and helped me by giving off bacteria in their death) until my tank fully settled and I had even let the water stand in the tank for over a month! It needed some bacteria to balance the good/bad stuff as well as to help with the pH. I added the bacteria in a bottle and some crystals to neutralize the pH and now both tanks are quite enjoyable to watch. :)
oh, Brightside, I don't know why I thought it said from mrsd! SORRY. :(
I had fish tanks since I was a kid and these two tanks here in FL have given me more trouble than all those other tanks put together! I never had to deal with the chemicals, other than the de-chlorinator, before I started up my tanks down here. But they're happy now and one of my fish is going to be a mommy! :D
Got pictures of the Great Dane puppies...
<br />She said these are old now. They're all about 15-20 pounds a piece.
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They're in Virginia... not sure she can ship one to ya overnight.
I honestly don't even know what she's doing with them when they're old enough to leave. She already has Ginger and Austin. Not sure if she'll keep a new puppy or what. I believe she has a sizable backyard, but it's not THAT big. They just moved there when her husband was stationed at Norfolk.
When I was visiting my friend last year and i got to meet Ginger and Austin, I was a bit intimidated at first. Then they tried to become lapdogs and i realized that their bark is WAY worse than their bite!
Ever had a great dane try to curl up in your lap?! not the most comfortable thing in the world! :-)
I've got fish! 4 fancy goldfish- one black moor, a calico one, a white one with a red spot on its head and a "blue" one who's a sort of shiny grey with a lumpy head (called a "crown" apparently). I shall take a sample of the tank water back to the shop next week to be tested- if it's ok I shall be able to put a couple more in. Apparently you can get panda moors- I've put a request in for one :)
My friend had his Great Dane riding with us in the front seat of my pickup when the Dane decided to give me a big kiss. His head covered my face and my view. Good thing I was going slow in traffic and could stop almost immediately without getting into a pile up. We just laughed. It's hard to move a Great Dane off of you once they decide they like you.
The boys are now 1 1/2 years old, and still love each other.
<br />For being brothers, they're very different animals. Cloudy weighs about 9 pound, is very active, and likes feather toys, whereas Sunny tips the scales at 14 pounds, likes to sleep, and prefers little balls of scrap paper on the tile floors.
<br />They, like all cats are solar powered. Here you see them sunning themselves on the blanket-covered hope chest in front of the bedroom window.
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Thomas, do you mind if I send that photo via email to my sister? She has two cats who both love to sit in the seat by the window. I don't think they have ever been caught grooming each other though! :)