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Freshwater from North Stonington

South American dwarf cichlids & others

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Name: Pisciculi

Size/Category 75-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
1 - Julli Cory (Corydoras jullii)
3 - Serpa Tetra (Hyhpessobrycon eques)
3 - Bolivian Ram (Microgeophagas altispinosa)
3 - Bandit Cory (Corydoras metae)
2 - Penguin Tetra
2 - Pencil fish
3 - Black Neon Tetra
1 - Upside-Down Catfish

Lighting: 3 blue LED's for pre-daytime light on and post-daytime out

Daytime (2-48" color enhancer bulb)

Filtration: SunSun Canister & Under gravel filter with powerheads in back corners of tank.

Invertebrates: None

Other Accessories: Plant varieties native to South American waters, rocks for caves & driftwood for places to hide, or just hang out! Several 6" airstones

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Hi Folks!
Well, I went to see the Doc the other day (Tuesday, 10/14/14) for my 3 month check. I got a good report from him, he's pleased with my progress & I'm going to try to go back to work this coming Monday (10/20). Currently, I can almost straighten my leg (off by a degree or two) and (on a good day) I can get about 90-95 degrees flexion. I'm told that one needs about 110 degrees to perform most functions well. (ie. ascending & descending stairs). My leg is no longer bowed out and when I don't think about it, I no longer walk with a limp. I'm not going to wish away time but, I'm looking forward to next Spring and getting back on my bike again!

In the tank world...All is well, while I was Convalescing, I managed to do a tank makeover over the course of a week or more. I'm in high hopes that the water change and overall quality of the water will hold the algae at bay for a while. I used a lot of rock this time and made plenty of nooks & crannies for all the fins to hide and feel secure. They all seem to be doing well, anyway! I found a place that carries a number of the varieties of fish that I'll interested in, however, the store is about 1-1/2 hrs away from home and the fish aren't inexpensive either but, one never knows where travels may lead; and you can bet that if I'm anywhere near close to it, I'm going to check it out. Besides, a ride like that on the bike becomes too short!

Oh well! I have to call it quits for now. I've got to go to PT. I hope everyone who reads this is doing well and in good health!

Take care!

Come visit me, Pisciculi.

10/16/2014 01:24.45 PM Report This Comment
I hope you are doing well and that your knee is still healing steadily. I bet you are eager to back on the road!

I just wanted to check in on you. Sorry I don't stop by very often or say much. I'm just so crazily busy these days.

Leaving a quick vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/30/2014 11:39.39 PM Report This Comment
Sorry for just rushing by. I just wanted to stop by with a quick vote and a hello.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/13/2014 07:35.35 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
sorry to hear about the knee. Not sure what they'll find with my neck on Thursday, but as I've never had an MRI, I'm looking forward to it all. I'm a fan of technology indeed and always up for learning something, even if it's 'bad' news hehe. Well, need to figure out what to do for dinner, since I just realized I forgot to plan for it today! OOPS! Maybe I can bribe the guys into pizza and wing delivery so I won't have to cook at all!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

09/10/2014 03:55.57 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
How's recovery going? All is ok here, going for an MRI and x-rays on my neck next week. Well, if insurance has cleared it by then, and then will see the neurosurgeon on the 30th to see what we're going to do about the annoying thing! Weather is lovely, haven't needed a/c for 3 days now, YAY!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

09/07/2014 04:19.47 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
Glad to hear you're on the mend. Yup, tincture of time indeed. I am waiting for an MRI appt for my neck, hopefully something will at least look cool or enough to go, HMMM, that's looks like it hurts hehe. Been super busy and realized I'm too tired to think now. Hopefully I'll get some decent sleep so I can enjoy my Sunday. Thanks for the update, keep that healing thing going and hope you enjoy your day too!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

08/16/2014 09:13.50 PM Report This Comment
No time so just a quick vote to make sure you're feeling better!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

08/15/2014 11:52.14 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
I can imagine what your going through! I had surgery on my shoulder sometime ago. It took awhile for it to heal, had to do lots of physical therapy, but after a few months, I saw improvement. Have patience, you'll be up and around in no time!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

08/10/2014 01:37.26 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
Just checking in to see how you're doing. Are you starting to get better after the surgery? Not much to babble here. Just enjoying a very quiet morning. too bad I have to grocery shop later...not my favorite thing. I don't shop, prefer not to have to deal with the 'real' world hehe. Well, unless it's fish or pet stores!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

08/09/2014 11:18.40 AM Report This Comment
Just a quick vote and a note to see how you're doing.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

08/06/2014 11:43.49 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? I do hope your surgery went well and that you are speeding along the road to recovery.

Leaving a quick get well vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

07/29/2014 11:52.24 PM Report This Comment
Good luck!
So glad to hear your getting your knee done, hope it works out! Sounds like a long recovery road, but I'm sure it will be worth it!
Not much to report here, same ol things. Still having an algae problem with the tank. Have tryed everything, but it still grows..
Will be thinking of you Thursday, looking forward to hearing from you once you return!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

07/23/2014 04:01.18 AM Report This Comment
Hello!
Good news about the surgery, hopefully they'll have you feeling lots better soon. Had a busy day yesterday, found a pup I might adopt, if I can convince the others of the NEED. Shouldn't be too hard. She's a mix mutt, 7mos old, 35lbs, and quite unique looking indeed as she's a G.Shepherd and Border Terrier mix. Biggest ears I've ever seen on a dog, and it looks like someone put a terrier head on a shepherd body hehe. One ear is always up, the other down, she's a odd one but cute at the same time. More on her if I get her. Been having fun with pets and family for the most part. Cats have made peace with Elfi so crazy dog now thinks cats rule the world hehe. Had a doc appt yesterday, it was pretty good, other than for some unknown reason my vitamin D level is way low, so I'll be on a 3 month course of pills to see if that will get it back. Since I'm a big dairy lover, plus outside a minimum of an hour a day and eat those dark greens, doc said it makes no sense but we'll figure it out. Oh, and am diabetic...not happy to hear that but not surprised either, most everyone in my dads family is and several in my moms. I'm only on pills though and should be able to stay that way or even reverse it if I can get things done enough to prevent having it get worse at least. And will get to see a neurologist for my neck, gotta wait to hear about that appt. Other than that life is really good actually! We got a really hard rain last night, it was so noisy but wonderful! Hope you are enjoying your day.

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

07/22/2014 11:02.28 AM Report This Comment
Wish Me Well!
Well, here I go! I'm headed for New York City this Thursday morning (July 24) for a few days stay at HSS (Hospital For Special Surgery) as I'm about to get a Total Knee replacement on my right knee. Wish me Luck!

This is supposed to be one of the best hospitals in the country for this type of surgery. The hospital is known for joint repair & replacement (mostly joints of the extremities). Many of the doctors are team physicians for Professional & Olympic teams including the NY Giants & NY Nets to name a few. Their logo is "Where the World comes to get back in the game!"

I'm supposed to be in the hospital for a few days then I'll be out of work for 4-8 weeks. (So I should be able to spend a little more time on the site during my time at home.) I'm told that it will take about a year for total recovery but, I should start to feel better by the time I'm ready to go back to work.

As for the aquarium...things are doing OK. I have one fish that has been a bully toward another one (same species) and it's managed to nibble away at the tail and dorsal fins of the poor fish it's been beating on; and now, the (one being picked on) hides all the time. I've also lost a few others of different varieties. It seems I've hit the max number of fish; every time I put a new one into the tank either it or another fish in the tank dies. AHHH, the balance of nature!

I need to replace my light fixture, too! About a week days ago the tank light failed to operate properly, after I took it apart I found that there was no way to repair it so, I need to buy a replacement hood. My search of the lfs produced nothing I was looking for, so I turned to the internet & one of my favs (Pet Mountain) and hit a home run with a single bulb unit for $57.99. Luck was with me because they're having a 50% sale and this is one of the items on sale! I'll need to order a few other things to make the total large enough ($75) for free shipping. That shouldn't be too hard, lol!

Well, I hope everyone has a great summer and I'll post an update when I get home from the hospital.

Come visit me, Pisciculi.

07/22/2014 06:57.47 AM Report This Comment
Oops! I didn't see the update on your page! I'm glad you've narrowed your search down and wish you the best of luck with surgery!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

05/21/2014 11:29.48 PM Report This Comment
It's always great to hear from you even if your blogs do get cut off and I don't get to read the end!

I'm so sorry about your fall and your knee. Always seems to be something, doesn't it? Any luck on finding out more about the knee replacement?

BTW, how is the dog after the fall?

I'm glad you were finally able to fix the algae problem in your tank. I had wondered what had happened with that.

Good luck with everything!

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

05/21/2014 11:26.45 PM Report This Comment
Here's what's happening!
In September, as a young man player on hthe H.S. football team, I managed to twist my right knee and tear the cartilage. It was operated on and I got a dose of Staph infection as wll. It's been about 42 years now and although I've asked, begged & pleaded to have a knee replacement done, I was denied with the statement that I was too young & active. Now after many times of causing more trauma to my knee, I'm finally old enough for the surgery. I've been looking on the computer and doing my homework as to who's the best doc and the best hospital for the surgery and I've narrowed it down to two docs. One is local and works out of the local hospital (not too keen on the hospital) and the other is working out of a hospital in New York City (Hospital For Special Surgery) and I'm leaning in that direction. I have an appointment to see the NY doc tomorrow and will be hoping to get the work done some time in the early fall (August/September) so that I'll be able to take care of the driveway when the snow starts to fall again.
Wish me luck!

Come visit me, Pisciculi.

05/05/2014 06:59.08 PM Report This Comment
Well hello stranger!
So good to hear from you!! Although, sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you heal fast.
No, I'm not going to enter the photo contest. My tank doesent look like that anymore. Ever since the week
we had the power outage a couple of years ago, I just can't seem to get it back. I'm almost ready to give up on it. Lizzy gave me a couple of frags from the ones I had given her a while ago, so trying to get them going. If I stick with it, going to try to save for a led light kit to fit my hood. That might help. But, it's not cheep! My car and cats are keeping me broke. You know how that goes!
Well, off to work, keep me posted on how you are!!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

04/09/2014 05:28.02 AM Report This Comment
Just dropping by with a quick vote to see how you're doing. I guess you haven't logged on for awhile. I hope you're just busy and that everything's okay. Leaving a vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

04/03/2014 11:52.39 PM Report This Comment
Just a quick and freezing CA vote. How's your tank doing? Any treatment working?

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

11/21/2013 11:57.32 PM Report This Comment
Hello:)
Swam by with a vote for you on this great Monday!

Alanna, Chilliwack, BC.

11/18/2013 07:43.26 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
Did you ever get your algae problem figured out? Sorry, I couldn't help. What do you use for lighting? That could be a problem. I know it is with salt. So how's life been treating you? I've been busy doing shelter stuff, doing the f.b. and fundraising. Going to have a fun fair, and doing 2 days of gift wrapping at the mall. Its like having another job that I don't get paid for, in fact it ends up costing me! Other than that, not mush else has changed. Hope to hear from you soon!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

11/14/2013 03:41.11 AM Report This Comment
Hello!
I've been very lax on FC as well as life lately as have been incredibly busy with elderly parents that are on the rapid decline. Thanks for the condolences. It's been a month and I still cry! We all miss her so very very much, the whole family and friend network was devastated, she was that great a dog indeed. So young too, only 6yrs and we only had her for 4yrs so guess that made it double sad for us. Anyway, tank stuff. I haven't had that in years though do get a hint of it once in awhile. Several years ago I started topping off my tanks with untreated tap water, I know, shocking, but had read an article from a breeder of some rare fishies and he used it to help keep fungus and bacteria from destroying the fry and since my Kuhli's and horsefaced loaches are now almost 8 years old and going strong, I guess it hasn't hurt them any and haven't had any weird things growing since either. I think the others had it right on what it is and how to treat it after reading up. Crazy stuff we find in our aquatic worlds, and only fish lovers get it I've learned! Well, have to get a friend to an appt and I see time has flown, better get moving! Hope you are doing well, was very happy to hear from you and will chat with you again soon!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

11/12/2013 08:36.26 AM Report This Comment
Wow, that looks pretty scary! I do not know a lot about this but my first thought is Cyanobacteria. Is that a possibility? Like your friend said, the cure for it is erythromycin phosphate.

Good luck! I also read that too much light helps feed its growth.

Leaving you a vote and hoping all goes well.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

11/10/2013 11:33.49 PM Report This Comment
Loved your blog update but no time to write tonight. Just thought I'd stop by with a quick vote to say hello!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

11/06/2013 11:47.13 PM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a vote to say hi! I hope you're doing well and enjoying the good things of life.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

10/28/2013 11:55.34 PM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a quick vote tonight.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

10/09/2013 11:54.59 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? And how are the dogs? So many health issues with them right now!

I'm feeling a bit better. Thank you!

It sounds like you're having fun fixing up the canoe. I love doing that sort of work. How's it going?

I know you probably had more written in your blog but it got cut off.

I know how it is to be busy! I'm just stopping by quickly to say hello and to leave a vote! I hope you're having a fun weekend!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/28/2013 11:47.34 PM Report This Comment
Hello:)
Voted

Alanna, Chilliwack, BC.

09/17/2013 05:21.30 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? I thought I'd just drop by and say hi. I know what you mean about being too busy to blog! It's hard keeping up with real life and online life!

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/16/2013 11:52.05 PM Report This Comment
Just a super quick vote tonight to say hi.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/13/2013 11:52.18 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
Did some blogsdropping, sounds like you had a fantastic trip, WOW! Tank looks great too! Life is hectic around here but over all, it's pretty nice. No major complaints anyway. Not much else to chat, gotta get ready to head out and do some shopping for my dad, then will get to enjoy the afternoon home being quiet and playing my video game. I know, tough life I have, but I enjoy the challenge hehe. Wishing you all a lovely and safe weekend!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

08/30/2013 10:08.56 AM Report This Comment
Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a great trip. It sounds like fun! Got to rush with my blog tonight. Just wanted to say hi and to leave a vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

08/28/2013 11:56.19 PM Report This Comment
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08/23/2013 10:46.45 AM
Keeping your page alive!
With a vote!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

08/23/2013 03:27.53 AM Report This Comment
Just dropping by with a vote to say hi.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

07/31/2013 11:54.53 PM Report This Comment
I just wanted to stop by and say hello!

Leaving a vote for you.

PS Watched an episode of Hawaii Five O tonight with a bunch of bikers. Thought of you!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

05/13/2013 11:55.48 PM Report This Comment
It was great to hear from you again. I'm so glad you both had such a wonderful CA trip. Too bad you were so far south of us. But then again, southern CA was probably much warmer than we were!

It's spring here now and we are enjoying warm days and hope we've seen the last of our freezing nights. Only time will tell.

Have a great weekend! And here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

04/26/2013 11:39.38 PM Report This Comment
Me again
Thanks for sending pics! You must have a nice camera cause those are like postcards. Beautiful! And the seals, there were tons of them! And how did your wife lose all that weight! I must know! I just seem to keep adding it on the older I get. And I'm not your go out and exercise kind of person. After work, don't feel like doing anything. Kitty angels of CT is a cat rescue/sanctuary. I was helping cleaning the place for 3 years, but my back couldn't handle it anymore, so now I do f.b. and fundraising. Petco has some saltwater fish, but mostly fresh. Not anywhere near the selection that the places you mentioned have. I don't like going to the one in Manchester, nice place to look, but super expensive! I've gotten the same fish elsewhere for half the price they charge. He has a super expensive rent there, so that's why he charges so much. I myself, like the one in E. Hartford that has the puppies, can't remember the name of it. Well, off to the flea market and freeze my butt off! Talk soon!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

04/21/2013 04:25.44 AM Report This Comment
Wow!
Sounds like you had a great time! I was worried about you, cause I haven't heard from you in so long. Glad to hear you both are feeling better! Who took care of the tanks while you were gone? I've been busy with work and my brother and I took over the face book page for kitty angels of ct . Plus going to Petco in Glastonbury on Saturdays when I can to help try to adopt out cats. My son got his license, so now he keeps taking our cars for school and work. So now Im getting more gray hairs worrying! Keep in touch! Hope you took lots of pics on your trip!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

04/18/2013 04:32.09 AM Report This Comment
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