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How To Identify a Slipery Dick



My Tank is Dying.

I have been treating my tank because I have a Blue Hippo Tank that had cloudy eye.  I was using Melafix (tea tree oil) to treat because it is the only reef safe medication.  Today is day 5 and I was thinking that the tang “T-shirt” would probably not make it.  To my surprise not only the tang died but the yellow wrasse “Chiquita” and my flame angel “Flame” as well.  I tested all of the water and all water parameters were good.  I just called my local fish store Aquatouch and they said it was either due to low O2 or an aggressive bacteria.  Probably need to change the UV bulb.  Still the other fish were 100% last night.  Also the copepods that live in the gravel were all dead as well and he said that the bacteria generally doesn’t bother crustaceans.  So who knows.  I is not a good morning.

I hope everything else pulls threw.  I don’t hear my pistol shrimp clicking so thats not good.

Workout and Pipeline Porter

It was a great day!  Went to 24 Hour Fitness and worked out.  I was actually impressed to see one good Trainer.  Yesterday I was at different one and witness the worst set of Personal Trainers ever.  People watching is what gets me through these workouts.  I am normally scanning for the hot half-naked girls but most of the time I go at 10-11 am so that’s not exactly what I get to see.  I am normally looking at the oldest or biggest person in spandex.  Next it was time to relax.  I was hoping to go Mountain Biking but I was so tiered.  I choose to take the dogs for a 2 mile walk instead.

I have been working on some obedience issues with my Olde English Bully Sampson.  I think that the reading I have done is actually paying off.  He is being much better behaved during our walks and at home.  We walked about 2 miles and both Paddington and Sampson did great.

Now I am sitting dow and enjoying a Pipeline porter from Hawaii while writing this and watching at my awesome reef tank.

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What a Weekend

Saturday was awesome.  My friend Danny and I went to Sunrise Ski Resort.  It started off with a stop in Payson,AZ at McDonalds.  Let me tell you that the prices there are out of control.  I ordered a Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit meal with a small OJ and it cost $8.50.  Are they crazy!  This is McDonalds.  After that stop we proceeded to Show Low where google maps instructed us to go 50 miles out of our way.

So after that we made our way to Sunrise and had a wonderful Day of Skiing. We had some great runs, great yard sales, and sore legs.

Yesterday we went looking for some new Coral for our reef tanks.  Didn’t get anything.  There is a place called The Ocean Floor in Phoenix.  STAY AWAY.  They put a coupon out for 50% off coral and didn’t even bother to clean the tanks.  WTF.  If you put out a coupon you are trying to bring in a large number of customers and your tank better look damn good.  I will never go back.  We then headed over to a great store Aquatouch where I looked for things to buy after Christmas.  This store is clean and the people are friendly.  It is pricey but you will get high quality items.

I was very disappointed last night with the Baltimore Ravens performance.  It was not even a game.  It was a good thing that I had bread pudding, ice cream and a White Russian to balance out my anger toward the poor performance.