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Einstein’s Thoughts

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Here I am saying good bye to my family before going home to my new family.
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My master wrapped me good and tight. It was very cold outside.
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This is the best beef stick I've ever had!
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That's me eating some hard and soft kibble. Master says my poop smells bad after eating the soft kibble
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I was so very tired after playing ball. Master taught me to play fetch!! So I took a nap in his chair.
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Added More Live Rock

Here are two damsels that I gave to the LFS. I've had these guys and one other for years. But I did not want them in the reef system. One is known to pick on soft corals. Also, they are MEAN little guys. They kept on bothering Moby and never left him alone. I'll miss em' but it's time for some clowns and a royal gramma.
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Bye bye little fellow. This guy had a few screws loose. He would sometimes swim vertical, sort of hovering with his nose up in the "air". I removed him and two other damsels before I added the 28 lbs of live rock.
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Puppy!

It looks like I’ll be buying a puppy this Friday. The breeder brought him into the LFS (local fish store) and Mom fell in love with him. Don’t tell anyone, but I sorta did too… :) He is a mixed breed, a Yorkie/Carin terrier. It looks like he has more Yorkshire than Carin in him.
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Here is the family. Bailey is the mother. A carin terrier. The black runt will be mine, he was the only black one. There are two brown females and one brown male.
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Here he is eating. So he isn't 100% reliant on mom.
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New Light

I bought a new light on the 12th for my tank. The old light was only 65 watts (I think). That is no where near what I need for a reef tank. So I picked up a 192 watt lighting system. Before this light, the tank actually looked yellow in color. I never noticed until I put the new light on!!

Here is the old light

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And now the new light

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I also bought some more hermit crabs. 4 are blue legged hermits. I’m not sure what the big guy is…. He ended up dieing about 24 hours after I got him.

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New inhabitants for the fish tank

On November, 2nd 2005 I bought several new inhabitants for my saltwater aquarium.
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A Diamond Goby, a green sand sifter starfish, and 5 baby blue-legged hermit crabs. I named the goby Moby. :)
Here is Moby in his new home.
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I love that little guy. There was algae all over the bottom of the tank. He took care of it in a matter of hours. But now it's like a dust storm in the tank. He kicks of a lot of crap. I hope that will settle down over time, or maybe just siphon it out during my weekly 10% water changes.
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My saltwater fish tank

Well, I decided to resetup my fish only saltwater tank to a reef tank on Oct. 22nd 2005. I let it go for far too long. Algae all over the place.
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This was mostly caused by using tap water. Which is a big no-no for saltwater tanks apparently. So now, I buy all of my RO (reverse osmosis) water from the LFS (local fish store).
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I decided to go with Lace rock for the base rock. It’s fairly dense, but a lot cheaper than live rock.
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Sometimes I think… Is it worth the money?

Every now and then, when I am a few dollars in the hole and have to pay for bounced checks, I wonder… was it a wise choice to buy a GTO. Maybe I should have bought a house.

Like most Americans, I work 5 days a week, 40+ hours a week. For those 5 days, EVERY TIME I get into the goat, I don’t regret it!

This morning I was like (shit, need to make this $100 I have last for two weeks, maybe I shouldn’t have bought the goat). Then I sit in it, feel the comfort, and hear the pipes roar to life.

Some Jerk Hit My Car!

I walked out of Petware House on Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne, IN around 7:20pm… pretty dark out when it's this late these days. Anyway, I took a look over my car like I do EVERY time I get into it… Nothing. Whew, thank God.. because there is a BIG ASS Blue Pickup parked right next to my baby. Huge tires with large tread, probably off-roading type, so it has a high profile. There are two to three dozen parking spots around, and anyone of them wouldn’t have been near my car. There were even around 6 spots right in front of the store, and he parked next to me. Prick.

Stormproof Car Cover

My new custom fit car cover arrived (after a month)!

It’s a beauty. Water just rolls off.

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More Zaino Pics.

I've uploaded more Zaino pics to my gto gallery. 529

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