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nyxie has been moving stuff here from her old apartment lately, and one of the things that she's brought over is her ten gallon aquarium. Unfortunately two of the five fish in it did not survive the move -- but this meant that we had to buy more fish! There was plenty of room for more fish on top of the replacements, too, so we got to have some fun fish shopping.

Our fully-stocked aquarium now has:

  • A bright red betta
  • Two tiny little marble angelfish
  • Two long-finned leopard danios
  • One zebra danio
  • Two silvertip tetras
  • Two otto cats
  • fish movie
    7MB quicktime

    I'm so excited about having fish again! We had a 40-gallon freshwater tank when I was growing up, and managed to keep it going with a good stock of fish, live plants and so forth for a long time. The angelfish in our current tank were my idea -- the centerpiece of my old tank was a pair of angels that had to be 7 or 8 inches from fin tip to fin tip. It's nice to have a betta, too -- that first aquarium started as a betta named Sushi in a bowl, who survived for about six years before managing to live up to his name when the filter screen fell off.

    Of course this means I now have the fish bug, and am picturing the 40-gallon cichlid tank on one wall and the 100-gallon freshwater along another wall and the discus back over there and the marine tank over here and so forth. It's a good thing this stuff isn't cheap in those volumes.

    Perhaps the world needs another fishcam. I wonder how long a USB run I could do?

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    <p><lj user="nyxie"> has been moving stuff here from her old apartment lately, and one of the things that she's brought over is her ten gallon aquarium. Unfortunately two of the five fish in it did not survive the move -- but this meant that we had to buy more fish! There was plenty of room for more fish on top of the replacements, too, so we got to have some fun fish shopping. <p>Our fully-stocked aquarium now has: <table border=0 width=80% align="center"> <tr><td> <li>A bright red <a href="http://freshaquarium.about.com/library/profiles/blfw4071.htm">betta</a> <li>Two tiny little <a href="http://freshaquarium.about.com/library/profiles/blfw0080.htm">marble angelfish</a> <li>Two <a href="http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/oltorf/729/id332.htm">long-finned leopard danios</a> <li>One <a href="http://freshaquarium.about.com/library/profiles/blfw0034.htm">zebra danio</a> <li>Two <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/az3/tropicalaquarium/silvertip.htm">silvertip tetras</a> <li>Two <a href="http://freshaquarium.about.com/library/profiles/blfw0010.htm">otto cats</a> </td> <td align="right"> <a href="http://www.lafferty.ca/lj/20030801/fish.mov"><img src="http://www.lafferty.ca/lj/20030801/fishmovs.jpg" alt="fish movie" height=120 width=160 border=1><br> <font size=1>7MB quicktime</font></a> </td></tr> </table> <p>I'm so excited about having fish again! We had a 40-gallon freshwater tank when I was growing up, and managed to keep it going with a good stock of fish, live plants and so forth for a long time. The angelfish in our current tank were my idea -- the centerpiece of my old tank was a pair of angels that had to be 7 or 8 inches from fin tip to fin tip. It's nice to have a betta, too -- that first aquarium started as a betta named Sushi in a bowl, who survived for about six years before managing to live up to his name when the filter screen fell off. <p>Of course this means I now have the fish bug, and am picturing the 40-gallon cichlid tank on one wall and the 100-gallon freshwater along another wall and the discus back over there and the marine tank over here and so forth. It's a good thing this stuff isn't cheap in those volumes. <p>Perhaps the world needs another <a href="http://wp.netscape.com/fishcam/fishcam.html">fishcam</a>. I wonder how long a USB run I could do? <blockquote <font size="1" color="#aa0000">&gt;&lt;//*&gt;</font><br /><font size="1" color="#66aa00">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;*\\&gt;&lt;</font><br /><font size="1" color="#009999">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&gt;&lt;//*&gt;</font><br /></blockquote>
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