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Freshwater from Williamsburg

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Active within 2177 Days

Name: Fresh water show tank

Size/Category 55-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
1 - Blood parot
1 - Severum
1 - bushy nose pleco
2 - orange fin blue botia
1 - type of spiny eel
5 - Angelfish
2 - Clown Loach
10 - Peppered Cory

Lighting: Standared tube lighting

Filtration: 2 whisper 30-60 filters. The filters are used more for keeping the water moving than as a filter. Weekly 50% water changes. This is the real filter for the tank. Large water changes every few days keeps the DOC's down to next to nothing. Also I don't use any chemicals besides a de-chlor and frequent water changes keeps the fish used to the tap water.

Invertebrates: Plenty of MTS (snails) MTS don't eat plants so I had them even when I had live plants. They are great for sifting the sand and keeping it clean.

Other Accessories: Plenty of plastic plants and reptile grade wood. I will be switching out the gravel for sand once our pond is built. I want the sand for the eel and the gravel to jump start the bio filter in the pond. Now that is what I call recycling!

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Hello
Great looking setup, love all of the pics. Angels are my absolute favorite fish. Here's a vote and happy fish keeping.

Come visit me, Great White's Cichlid Tank, Great Whites GoldFish Pond, Patio Pond & Great White's AngelFish Tank.

11/09/2008 05:24.27 PM Report This Comment
Good Evening!
Stopping by to drop to say Hello!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

09/09/2008 05:26.11 PM Report This Comment
Nice tank
Great Angelfish

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09/05/2008 05:20.28 Report This Comment
Hello
I haven't heard from you for a long time. Hope everything is ok..Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

09/01/2008 04:27.17 Report This Comment
HELLO!!!
You've been MISSING IN ACTION for sometime now!! I miss the blogs you would send! I'm hoping everything is fine!! Have A GREAT WEEKEND!! Take Care!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/29/2008 06:33.22 PM Report This Comment
HELLO!!
Haven't gotten any visits from you for awhile. So, is everything O.K. I hope so! Not much around here, just praying for rain. We really do need it, the heat has been almost untolerable. My yard has got that drought look. I wish I knew a Indian rain dancer. Oh well, Mother Nature is always funny this time of the year. I'm taking my wife out to eat later, to celebrate her birthday! Haven't decided on where we're going yet. I should say she hasn't decided Yet!! Well, hope to hear from you soon!! Take Care My Friend!!! Have Blessful Sunday!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/24/2008 12:25.33 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Hows everything going? I feel like I got a lot done today. I was getting behind here around the house. Tom had to work today, so it seems like I can always get more done when he isn't here. My kids were all home last weekend. I had my grandson last Sunday. So he kept me busy. He is 4 months old now. Work has been soooo busy. We are short handed plus our orders are up. They started interviewing, so hopefully it wont be long before they get some more people hired. I had a platy drop this week. She had 35. I think I have a friend coming over tomorrow to get some of my older platy fry. Guess they are juveniles now. lol Had a drop of guppies the week before. I have plenty of fry!! Hope you are having a great weekend. Vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

08/23/2008 07:01.36 PM Report This Comment
Hello!!
Tell your son I wish him the best, the Navy isn't that bad. Maybe, he'll make a career out of it. So, what will his MOS be (job)? I to also wish I could water plants for a job. At 13 I remember mowing yards, baling hay etc. Watering plants that's Gravy!! So, when does her school start? I'm going to have to cut this short, the wife is wanting to play cards. Take Care!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/16/2008 06:08.05 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Well our little girl trip was fun. I am ready to go again. lol It just went by so fast. We wished we would have stayed another night. I feel like I am behind on everything now. I am trying to get a few little things done now, so I wont have to do everything tomorrow. Water changes and clean the house. We went to see my son today. They are doing well. They are counting the days until they move. They found a real nice 2 bedroom apartment. With the baby coming, they need more room. I got around 20 or so fry from my new guppy. I will be excited to see what colors I get. I hope they take after the males colors. Vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

08/16/2008 04:50.12 PM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon!!
Well, my son enjoyed his first day back to school. Now I hear, when don't I have school. Weather wise, it's been perfect. Need the rain also, I know my yard needs it. I mowed it when I got home from work. It's starting to turn a little brown. I guess I'll turn on the sprinklers tonight. The temp. has been excellent, I'm hoping it stays like this over the weekend. I don't log onto My Space. I really never had a reason to. sorry, I'm glad to hear your husband, did have a minute of T.V. fame. Well, I need to attend to dogs. Have A Great Evening! Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/15/2008 10:44.41 Report This Comment
Hello
I am leaving in the morning on an overnight trip with a couple girlfriends. They are going to want to shop, but they are not fish keepers. So I probably wont get to a fish store with them. I get a couple supply magazines. I should look in there too. I would like my husband to understand the system and be able to help me pick one out. Then I would be sure to get the best set up for me. And he could hook it up for me. LOL Talk to you later. Vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

08/12/2008 05:09.10 PM Report This Comment
Evening!!
Talking about the weather, this morning the temp. in my truck read 55. For August that's chilly. It only got up in the mid-80's, it feels like early Oct. Not complaining it's just different. Last year at this time I believe we were over 100 degree mark. Not much else going on. Just waiting for the weekend. Well Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/12/2008 03:46.36 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Thanks for the info. I think I better look into one now. Jane read what you wrote and she also said I had to get one. I guess they come in different lengths. I will have to measure it out from my sink to the farthest tank. I would want a long one, as if I moved the tanks, I would want it to reach. My niece has a huge tank. She has a Paco in it. I bet she might have one. I should ask her and maybe I could see what hers is like. Again, thanks. Vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

08/11/2008 06:59.20 PM Report This Comment
Good Monday Afternoon!
Hope your went fine! Here work was, work! Not much to complain about. I redid the aquariums so I'll try to get some new pics posted. Well, have good evening. Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/11/2008 02:32.02 PM Report This Comment
Hey!!!
Good Afternoon! The weather has been Awesome. 80's all weekend long. Friday I played hooky, so I did all the yard, without dying from the heat. Today, I'm cleaning the aquariums. it's been a peaceful weekend. Tuesday, school starts. My son reminds me on How he "DOESN"T WANT TO GO". Once he gets a routine he'll be fine. Well,I need to get back to tank cleaning. Have A Good Evening!! Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/10/2008 04:17.51 PM Report This Comment
Hello
I am glad that you brought this up. I have some question about this and you would be the one to know these answers. I still use Buckets!! I hate it. I have thought about getting the python system that hooks up to the sink. Questions How do you get the water treated for chlorine before it gets into the tank? How do you know that the water temp. is close to what you need? Do these things reverse and siphon water out of the tank and into the sink? We need a new kitchen facet and I would buy the one to fit the python system if I knew how it all worked. Get back to me on this one. Vote

Come visit me, Rhonda.

08/10/2008 10:38.27 Report This Comment
Hello
Nice to hear from you. Not much fish news from my tanks. Everyone seems to be doing well. My platy and guppy fry are really growing. They are fun to watch. I put that tank in the bedroom. So we listen to the news, but watch the fish. lol That heat spell has left us for now and it is just great here. Wish it was like this year round. Leaving you a vote.

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08/07/2008 05:20.23 PM Report This Comment
Afternoon!
I just arrived home from work. I had to been in at 6 a.m. It makes for a long day, oh well it pays the bills. Yes, Virginia is full of history. From the settlement of Jamestown, to the Revolutionary War, to the Civil War. Virginia has been the cornerstone of U.S. history, birthplace of the greatest Presidents. So on. One of my favorite T.V shows, was based on a family from Virginia. The Waltons. I would also like to demolish our house also, is it worth I don't know. Hopefully, one of these days I'm hoping to win the lottery. Then again if I was retired, had a account full of money, and at the right age I probably would win. Till then I'll continue to live here. My goal is to move to Maine or Vermont. That's my dream. Who knows. Take care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/07/2008 11:45.46 Report This Comment
Good Evening!!
What of Virginia do you live in? I was stationed in Wash. D.C. When I was in the Marine Corps, I spent alot time in Alexandria. I seemed to prefer Virginia far more than Maryland. Maybe, from the Historical point. Thank you for the Happy Birthday! Yes, 39 doesn't seem any different than 38. I'm just one more year closer to RETIREMENT!!! Sounds, like you have alot of plans for your home. Same here. Next Spring is me and the wife start our Extreme Makeover. I'm actually looking forward to it. It's a goal we decided to plan! Well, I hope all is,Well for you and your Family. Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/06/2008 02:19.41 PM Report This Comment
Hey!
Well, it was good to see a blog from you! I understand about being busy. it seems that all the world is anymore. Well, I celebrated my 39th birthday today. That's what the calender says. My work wife threw a little swing-ding for the event. It was nice. The last year of the thirties, I'm going to try to make it last. I hope besides being busy, you and your family are doing fine. Well, I'm going to have to cut this short, the wife just walked in. So, I'll blog later. Take Care My Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/04/2008 03:32.58 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote, heres a vote for you.

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08/04/2008 04:48.46 Report This Comment
Hey!
Well, How are things? Haven't heard from you in a couple of days! Hoping all is well! Here, same old things, work, yard work, aquarium work, and of course WORK! I can't still believe it is August, school starts on 11th I believe. No, my 6 yr old isn't ready to go. I can't say that I don't blame him. Well, blog back if you get the chance! Take Care My Friend!!!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

08/03/2008 11:56.20 Report This Comment
Hey Vicky
Thought I'd stop by to see this setup today. Very lovely! You're starting a pond too? You're quite the ambitious one. Is Sissy your only child or do you have more? It amazes me all you keep up with. I happened to notice panning down to blog that you're a civil war buff that used to or does work in the medical field. I have a book you'd like, too bad we don't live near each other. It's a book written during the civil war about surgery specific to it. It's pretty neat. It's called Surgeries of the war. Take care and tell Vicky I said to help you! Vote

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08/01/2008 08:35.25 Report This Comment
thanks a lot for dropping by..i like the wild ones also..but i cant afford the really deal...and i dont care for nothing besides the best..well heres a vote for you...thanks for droping by..

Come visit me, Guppy Breeder & Angelfish Breeder.

07/30/2008 10:06.46 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Well it sounds like your world is up side down because of you computer. My computer is 8 years old. It was a hand me down. My in laws got a new one. I think this one works better than their new one. lol I will probably use this one til it wont work anymore. I have nothing invested in it. It does have some issues, but for the most part it does pretty good. I have a new computer at work and I miss that screen quality here at home. Those flat screens are nice. But I think our next bigger investment is going to be one of those flat screen tvs. Take care and watch your blood pressure. lol Leaving you a vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

07/30/2008 05:27.33 PM Report This Comment
Hello
That's to bad that you lost all your pictures. The stars must be lined up for odd stuff to happen. I found an old lady on the ground today. She was in pretty bad shape. At least she was awake. She had fallen and hurt her arm and cut her head. So I called 911 and stayed with her til the ambulance got there. She told me she has bone cancer. So she could really have problems. I felt so bad for her. Well you better get to taking more pictures!! Smile. Here is a vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

07/29/2008 05:00.26 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Sounds like you have a lot of critters. I love animals. All I have is fish now. I was born and raised on a farm. I have had a lot of animals over the years. I miss it. But I try to stay busy with my fish and house plants. (I have loads of them) What are the names on your dog pages? I would like to pop over there and see them sometime. Well hope you have a good evening. Here is an angel vote for you.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

07/28/2008 05:13.04 PM Report This Comment
HEY!
Are you asking me to come and chop trees down for you? How about NO! I don't mind doing work that, but one tree is enough for me! I don't mind yard work or landscaping but cutting up trees, no thanks!! I'm glad mine is done and finished. I'm glad I cleaned up the mess yesterday. We had a couple of storms thundering thru late this morning. I hope you had a great Monday! Take Care my Friend!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/28/2008 01:32.54 PM Report This Comment
thank for droping in..heres a vote for you..

Come visit me, Guppy Breeder & Angelfish Breeder.

07/27/2008 07:54.41 PM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon!
Things have been real busy here! yesterday, me and co-worker cut up a tree, that was dropped Monday. I believe thing topped at 30 feet. It was a oak tree that was struck by lighting a couple of years ago. So, the wife and myself decided, well it finally needed to come down. We started at 8 a.m and finished up around 5 p.m. I was so tired, I was glad to get that job finished. The fish are doing fine. I hope you had a GREAT WEEKEND! Take Care!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/27/2008 12:41.45 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Hi Vicki, Nice to hear from you. Just doing some early morning blogging while I have my coffee. I have 3 pages on this site. It is ok, but I liked it better when I just had my angel page. A little less jumping around. I worked over 2 hours yesterday on my tanks. I tore one down and started over. I had a weak moment and bought a couple cute snails. I have been pulling 25 a day out of that tank. So I changed the rock out. Scrubbed things down good and changed the filter. Looks good. Hopefully the snails are gone. Your angel friend, Rhonda Left a vote.

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07/27/2008 04:51.11 Report This Comment
Early evening to you!
Sounds like a living ZOO, you have at your place!! When I was with my first wife we had all kinds of critters. I had a australian shepherd, he was absolutly gorgeous, sky blue eyes, two-tone tan fur. He was my 4 legged son at the time. We also breed registered Persians (shows), made a few bucks off the kittens, after we divorced, they to also went. Can't win everything in court. My 6 year old son, lost his hamster the other day. I believe squeaky was 4 yrs old, maybe older. So, since he helped in taking care of him, I replaced him with new one. It's called a black bear. It looks just like a miniature black bear. I've always enjoyed pets. when I was little my parents, more my father didn't care for pets. So, when I got on my own and up until, my first marriage. I've always had something or another. I wouldn't have a home without a dog. Something about dogs, what ever breed they are. They are truly a Humans best friend! Well enjoy your evening, Take Care My Friend!! Left a vote!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/23/2008 02:18.31 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
Keeping America's history alive is still important, no matter how turmoiled the past was. I to went to college for a degree in History, also to teach. I went a couple of years in Indiana, this was in the mid-90's, when school shootings I guess was the thing to do. You are right kids now of days, I'm not judging them all to one species, but for the most part kids simply don't care about anyone or anything. Punishment is simply out of the school system, no wonder our why our schools are in such a SCHAM. Usually, for the most part both parents are working or rather deal with their kids by just letting them run the streets. It's a sad situation but it happens. Alright, enough of the why our " Society Gone Has Down Hill Bashing". So, what breed of dogs do you currently own. I have a chocolate/black Lab. His father was chocolate. Then our indoor four legged family member is, what I call a CockerDacher. He's Cocker Spaniel/ Dachshund mix. He's a cheap security system. He's very territorial, which I'm glad in some ways. Well it's getting late, I blog more later. You Take Care my Friend!! Leaving you a vote!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/22/2008 06:47.30 PM Report This Comment
Evening!!
I to was also in the Medical field years ago! I don't miss it, the money yes the paper work NO! So, you are or were a Civil War Buff!! I'm also a history Buff, I'm more into the French and Indian War, War of 1812, and World War 1. I love basically, any type of military history. My wife thinks I was born in the time frame, well for once she is RIGHT!! Critters we have 2 dogs, Fish galore. We had birds and small rodents, the wife isn't much into I guess you would call it WILDLIFE!! She can handle the fish, the dogs are mine. Oh, well she'll live. Take Care my Friend!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/21/2008 07:37.28 PM Report This Comment
Hello!!
I'm more of a late sleeper on the weekends. I usually sit out late, with the next door neighbors. I've got a party pad out in the back yard! I fire up the firepit, get some cold suds (Miller products), stay up until the wee hours! The wife is the first one up around here, followed by our 6 yr old. The dog don't leave the bed until I do! Yes, I also do all my aquarium work details on the weekends! I enjoy the weekends, but I feel like I work more at home than I do at work. I do enjoy working more at HOME than I do at WORK!! Here's a vote. Take Care, hope you had a GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Come visit me, The Auglaize river, The Maumee river, The Little Auglaize river & The Ottawa river.

07/20/2008 03:25.20 PM Report This Comment
Hello
So how many tanks do you have running? Is that you under the water in the pictures below?? I live in Iowa and so I would have to go a long ways to do something like that. I always thought it would be fun to go on a glass bottom boat ride. lol My husband hasn't asked me where I plan to put that new tank. I'm glad as I don't know yet. We are in the very first stage of thinking about moving. So I may even wait and see what happens with that. Here is a vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

07/20/2008 11:32.13 Report This Comment
Hello
Thanks for the vote. Well you are not going to believe what I did today. Well, you probably will believe this. I went to the thrift store. They had a very clean (like new) 10 gallon aquarium. It had a hood, filter system, rock, plants and a nice log decoration all for $7.00. I bought it. I am thinking of putting a piece of slate in it and see if I can get my blushing angels to spawn. It might take me a while to get this all going but I guess I am starting. lol. Leaving you a vote.

Come visit me, Rhonda.

07/19/2008 01:45.28 PM Report This Comment
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