Tank birthday and I'm a Geezer

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  1. Paul B

    Paul B Well-Known Member

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    You too Diana. :biggrin:

    WE just got home from out Kids/Grand Kids in Manhattan and I just started to play with my "toys". I also had to feed my fish because they have not eaten in a few days. But they get over it. :D

    We all went to this little church in Lower manhattan which is supposed to be one of the oldest churches in the City. It's Saint Joseph Church of the West Village or something like that. They have a fantastic choir from NYU up the block. Very nice.
    I hope everyone got what they wanted. :cool:
     
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    My Grand Kids, Greta and Teddy wanted to buy me something for my Birthday so our Daughter took them to a LFS where they got me this little sunken ship that bubbles come out of. They were all excited to give it to me and to them this was the most important thing I could have. So now, every time they come over, I have to put this in my tank and have bubbles come out of it. I will take a picture of it the first time I put it in.
     
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    Now don't go making fun of my grand kids Christmas present. :rolleyes:

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    I like it.
     
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    I thought you would.
     
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    Yesterday we went to the east end of Long Island to the wineries, vodka distillery and my new home to see how it is coming along. I wanted to take more pictures of the beams and rafters for when I move in and change everything around. I brought my containers to collect 20 gallons of water. But when I got to my collection spot, I changed my mind. I walked out on the boat ramp which was covered in ice and the waves were crashing all over me before I even got to where I could collect. Here is the beach.
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    I almost finished the 3 lights for over the Island in my new Island kitchen. These are wine barrel hoop lights.
    This is one of them I built for a few bucks.

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    This is one that sells for $120.00
    I will start on my wine barrel hoop dining room light.

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    Happy New Year guys. It's 6 degrees F Here now. Man weather.
    I drove through Times Square the day before the party but I am so glad I was not there last night when it was 9 degrees. :eek:
    Those are mostly tourists who go there. New Yorkers know better and have seen it before. 9 degrees, no bathrooms and from the street you can't see much. :rolleyes:
     
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    Now that my Grand Kids left, I can take this thing out of my tank until the next time they visit.
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    Maybe for Father's Day you could get a Sponge Bob or a mermaid to add to your collection! LOL sorry. You got to love the kids...their heart is in a good place
     
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    I hope they don't see those Spongebob things for the tank. :confused:
     
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    I think you should change it to feed your baby brine shrimp...it is a lot more interesting than that circle thing.
     
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    I took that ship thing out already, but it is still connected to the air hose so I can just drop it back in the tank if I have to. If I left it in there I would have to chop coraline and algae off of it and that ain't gonna happen thank you very much. :cool:
     
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    I just starting to take my Christmas decorations off my house and it is so cold outside I seen a Chicken with a Cape-on.

    We went to the store this morning to buy food for the week, so we go to the fish department and my wife asks the guy if that salmon is American. He says "no" . She asks where it is from. He says "Alaska".
    I said, Well, I think we will take it anyway. :rolleyes:

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    So I got dressed in my insulated pants, boots, Carharts etc. and I am sweating my brains out and can't wait to get outside. I push on the door and I can't open it because the snow is halfway up the glass on the door. I manage to get it open just enough to get my hand out there and push some snow aside so I could move it back and forth enough to get my foot out and kick snow away so I could open the door.
    I get outside and the snow is up past my knees. Before I came out I pushed the button to open my garage door so I could get to the shovel. Of course when you do that to a door that has a 6' snow drift against it, all that snow falls in.
    Not much of a problem. I take the shovel and make a slight path to my yard so I can get the snow blower out. Of course that door is also covered in snow.
    I Now I have been shoveling for 20 minutes just to get the snow blower out.

    I get the thing out, put gas in it and start it up. I have a corner house so I have a lot of sidewalk and 3 driveways. As I am running the machine I am wondering where my 2 garbage cans are when all of a sudden the thing stops like I hit a wall. I go back and get the shovel and found one garbage can. I dig it out and it is in good condition just heavy because it is filled with snow.
    I run the machine a little more and I hear this noise. GGGGGGGGRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaggggGGGgggg.
    The thing stops dead. I try to start it, and nothing. So I make my way through the deep snow to the front..... And I found one of the garbage can covers.
    It was folded over and jammed tght into the augers in the front and half way up the shute. It wouldn't budge a quarter of an inch.

    Oh great, I still have a lot of snow to move so I drag the thing to my garage 50 yards away. Now I am sweating and panting and thinking if I have to call 911 because I am croaking I left my phone in the house and someone will find me in the spring frozen halibut.

    I assess the situation and it isn't good. I get my sheers and start to cut the cover, but it is cold and stiff, similar to cutting a right front fender from a 1957 Oldsmobile. I can't wear my gloves so my hands are freezing.
    I get a long pry bar and I am cutting, prying, cutting, prying and my neighbor comes over. She is a girl but an athlete girl and rides her bike to Montauk which is 125 miles away, each way so she is in good shape.

    Now we are both, cutting, prying, cutting, prying etc. 30 minutes later, it comes free.
    I start the thing and continue moving snow.

    Then all of a sudden GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaGGGGGgggg

    I found the other garbage can cover.

    These pictures are not from this year but work with me, I didn't have time to take pictures.


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    My tank seems to be doing well except I keep breaking the montipora's. It doesn't matter because I doubt they will survive the move because they are so delicate.
    I still have all my fish and I will try to name them. No, not like Bob, Harry and Penelope.

    1 Copperband
    2 mandarins
    3 striped cardinals
    1 Possum Wrasse
    2 Fireclowns
    1 Leopard Wrasse
    1 Perchlet looking thing
    2 Queen Anthias
    1 Blue Striped pipefish
    1 Janss Pipefish
    1 Bleeny

    Thats all I see right now so if anything else is in the back, I forgot about it.
    I won't buy anything until after I move.
    I don't see my yellow clown goby but he must have croaked from old age as he was very old and spawned every few days so that has to take a toll on you. I doubt they have a lifespan more than 8 or 9 years old anyway. My male bluestripe pipefish was also very old for a pipefish but he was also almost bitten half by the Janss Pipefish who has no sense of humor. My Bangai's both died of old age as did my pair of watchman gobi's.
    All those fish spawned their entire life.
    All of those fish were bought as babies except the Janss Pipefish. I never saw a baby of those.
     
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    When will you be dismantling the tank?
     
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    I perish that thought but we are supposed to move in April. I am going to "try" to move at the same time I close but I doubt that. If that doesn't happen my friend owns a LFS here and he will lend me a 55 gallon tank in his store to put my stuff in. It won't all fit but it is what it is. Then I will buy a larger tank in my new place, set it up and fill it with NSW. Warm it up and come back here for my stuff. If anything survives it will be a miracle. :confused:
     
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    I went on R&R to Sydney Australia in 1970. When I was looking for my hotel in Sydney I was studying a map as I was standing at an intersection. These two guys come up to me and one of them says" Hey %$#(*@#./)&%# you,,, walk,,,,, man over.//;.
    In other words, I couldn't understand him and had no idea what he was talking about. Those people talk funny.
    Then I realized he wanted me to help this blind gentleman across the street. He leaves me with the guy and he goes off. There were no traffic lights in Sydney that I could tell so I couldn't cross the street either. It's like Italy.

    So i am standing there with this blind guy and he says to me. Hey Bloke, what are we waiting for! I said, I can't cross, there are too many cars.
    He says, Oh don't worry, and he steps into the street pulling me along. I put my hand over my eyes and the cars coming right at us stopped, the rest of them went around us on the sidewalk.
    We got to the other side and he thanked me and walked away.

    Then I again studied my map when another blind guy wants me to take him back across the street to where I just was.
    The same thing happened and I realized I was standing in front of some kind of building for the blind.
    Now I had to wait for another blind guy to take me back across the street. :eek:

    Then I had to take a bus. It was a double decker bus and I got on the top. A guy comes up to me and says, Hey Bloke, How do you like our Birds?
    I looked out the window up at the sky and I said, I don't see no Birds. He says Birds, you know Birds. I look again and say, I still don't see no birds. He then says, the Ladies man, the Ladies. Who knew!

    You can't make this stuff up
     

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