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jinjerJOSH22

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Took the Snakeskin back today and picked up some Rosy Loaches, a very cute addition to my nano 22 gallon.
 
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Crispii

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FINALLY! I got the male to eat! For the past few days, it was really difficult to feed the male. Probably because the tank was over decorated.
 

FinalFins

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Uuuh. Forgot phone at school and they won't let me in.
 
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Crispii

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FinalFins said:
Uuuh. Forgot phone at school and they won't let me in.
Time to break in!
 

FinalFins

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Crispii said:
Time to break in!
Yup. What brand of crowbar do you reccomend?
 
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Crispii

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FinalFins said:
Yup. What brand of crowbar do you reccomend?
A rock.
 

TheDitherFish

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This may come as a surprise to some people but life still exists without your phone and it is not the center of the universe. SURPRISE. Also try leaving it alone for a day can you do it?
 

jinjerJOSH22

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TheDitherFish said:
This may come as a surprise to some people but life still exists without your phone and it is not the center of the universe. SURPRISE. Also try leaving it alone for a day can you do it?
I want to bin mine!!
 

Feohw

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Took the Snakeskin back today and picked up some Rosy Loaches, a very cute addition to my nano 22 gallon.
Lovely addition. I was so close to getting these or chipmunk (dwarf chain) loaches over the weekend. Do you have any pics?
Crispii said:
What brand of rock do you recommend?
TheDitherFish said:
This may come as a surprise to some people but life still exists without your phone and it is not the center of the universe. SURPRISE. Also try leaving it alone for a day can you do it?
What's a phone?
 

TheDitherFish

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Don't know exactly what it is but I think it rots your brain and makes you a zombie
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Feohw said:
Lovely addition. I was so close to getting these or chipmunk (dwarf chain) loaches over the weekend. Do you have any pics?

What brand of rock do you recommend?

What's a phone?
Not any good ones, they’re congregating towards the back.
 

PascalKrypt

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TheDitherFish said:
This may come as a surprise to some people but life still exists without your phone and it is not the center of the universe. SURPRISE. Also try leaving it alone for a day can you do it?
Well my employer and colleagues hate me but I routinely turn it off or lose it for days. Also don't have whatsapp (which my work made obligatory this year, so I finally caved and installed it) linked to notifications so I actually have to open to see if I have new messages. Try it, that should really help.
In the summer I just leave my phone off for months. Usually don't take it when I leave the house unless I know I'll need to make a call or text.
Phone schmone.

But I do think it helps I managed to clear HS before everyone was glued to theirs. So my social circle didn't get destroyed because I refuse to use it.
 
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Crispii

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I had a bad experience whenever it comes to phones and certain people.

During the very last day of middle school (the time when we hang out together for the last time, even though we might not see each other again), my friends and ex-crush were constantly using their phones the entire day. For the most part, they didn't acknowledge me and were continuously using their phones. When I was leaving for the day, only two out of like twelve of my classmates said goodbye to me. To me, that was the worst day of my life and it's all because of my classmates bringing phones to the last day of school. Mind you, I didn't even have a phone at the time.
 

PascalKrypt

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Crispii said:
I had a bad experience whenever it comes to phones and certain people.

During the very last day of middle school (the time when we hang out together for the last time, even though we might not see each other again), my friends and ex-crush were constantly using their phones the entire day. For the most part, they didn't acknowledge me and were continuously using their phones. When I was leaving for the day, only two out of like twelve of my classmates said goodbye to me. To me, that was the worst day of my life and it's all because of my classmates bringing phones to the last day of school. Mind you, I didn't even have a phone at the time.
This, I get this so much. Whatever happened to in-person communication?

My brother and sister-in-law and just like this whenever doing an activity that doesn't demand 100% of undivided attention to do successfully.
THEY ask ME to watch a movie together, then after about 10 minutes they start doing stuff on their phone and online half-looking at the screen. Then after an hour they complain about how the plot is too complicated and who is this guy that just showed up again and blah blah. Like maybe actually do what you're doing instead of trying to do fifteen things at once? Geez.

Very sad to hear the experience was that bad for you though I honestly think this sort of stuff contributes to depression because even those people on their phones feel disconnected.
 
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Crispii

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PascalKrypt said:
This, I get this so much. Whatever happened to in-person communication?

My brother and sister-in-law and just like this whenever doing an activity that doesn't demand 100% of undivided attention to do successfully.
THEY ask ME to watch a movie together, then after about 10 minutes they start doing stuff on their phone and online half-looking at the screen. Then after an hour they complain about how the plot is too complicated and who is this guy that just showed up again and blah blah. Like maybe actually do what you're doing instead of trying to do fifteen things at once? Geez.

Very sad to hear the experience was that bad for you though I honestly think this sort of stuff contributes to depression because even those people on their phones feel disconnected.
After that, I never saw them again. The thing that bothers me the most is that I kind of got "rejected" by my ex-crush. She was one of those person that was constantly on the phone for the entirety of the day. Not only that, but she was not one of the two people that said goodbye to me.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
I had a bad experience whenever it comes to phones and certain people.

During the very last day of middle school (the time when we hang out together for the last time, even though we might not see each other again), my friends and ex-crush were constantly using their phones the entire day. For the most part, they didn't acknowledge me and were continuously using their phones. When I was leaving for the day, only two out of like twelve of my classmates said goodbye to me. To me, that was the worst day of my life and it's all because of my classmates bringing phones to the last day of school. Mind you, I didn't even have a phone at the time.
PascalKrypt said:
This, I get this so much. Whatever happened to in-person communication?

My brother and sister-in-law and just like this whenever doing an activity that doesn't demand 100% of undivided attention to do successfully.
THEY ask ME to watch a movie together, then after about 10 minutes they start doing stuff on their phone and online half-looking at the screen. Then after an hour they complain about how the plot is too complicated and who is this guy that just showed up again and blah blah. Like maybe actually do what you're doing instead of trying to do fifteen things at once? Geez.

Very sad to hear the experience was that bad for you though I honestly think this sort of stuff contributes to depression because even those people on their phones feel disconnected.
Whenever I get together with my friends to play board games or consume alcohol they're constantly on there darn phones it does my head in
 
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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Whenever I get together with my friends to play board games or consume alcohol they're constantly on there darn phones it does my head in
Here's the thing. The people who had phones hang out with each other. I was alone because I didn't have a phone. So trying to squeeze in with a bunch of peers who had phones would be awkward. It's like being a third wheel on a date.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
Here's the thing. The people who had phones hang out with each other. I was alone because I didn't have a phone. So trying to squeeze in with a bunch of peers who had phones would be awkward.
I only got a phone maybe a month ago, never really desired one but between posting here and general convenience I caved.
 
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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
I only got a phone maybe a month ago, never really desired one but between posting here and general convenience I caved.
I never even had a Snapchat account until one of my friends told me to make one during my Junior year of HS.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
I never even had a Snapchat account until one of my friends told me to make one during my Junior year of HS.
I had Facebook for Two days, started it New Years 2 years ago because I asked a childhood crush out (Blackout drunk) and didn't have a mobile, probably made a donkey of myself (Not clear) then realized what happened, deleted it and never looked back since
 
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Crispii

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But yeah, I got a bit depressed for the past few years after the incident and was constantly thinking about her. However, something amazing happened. I started to get involve in the aquarium hobby. Since then, I started to think more about fishkeeping and less about her. At one point, I was stalking on one of my peer's Instagram account because she posts pictures of my ex-crush on it.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Anyone else buy Easter Eggs in January? They're the best chocolate.
 
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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Anyone else buy Easter Eggs in January? They're the best chocolate.
No, but I'm celebrating New Years tomorrow.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
No, but I'm celebrating New Years tomorrow.
Hows that work? Going out?
 
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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Hows that work? Going out?
Going to my uncle's place on Sunday. I'm hoping that he has some aquarium stuff for me to take. Let's hope that it's another tank.
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
Going to my uncle's place on Sunday. I'm hoping that he has some aquarium stuff for me to take. Let's hope that it's another tank.
Nice, I just realized I haven't been "out" in months that being said i'd rather spend the money on my fish babies
 

TheDitherFish

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Hmm don't have any technology just steal moments on my school computers to research animals and hover over the 2 forums I am a member of and I have 2 friends in my grade. also do this on my moms mac. used to have an ipad but I kinda glad it broke.
 

Feohw

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I really haven't experienced much wrong with phones. My friends actually talk to one another when we are together, and phones are what keep us together when we are apart. Though I'm not great at staying in touch with people as I don't really use social media. Glad I don't experience the horror people seem to make phones out to be!

Also yes, easter eggs are the best chocolate. Though chocolate is meh.
 

FinalFins

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TheDitherFish said:
Don't know exactly what it is but I think it rots your brain and makes you a zombie
Yeah I noticed it. I usually use my phone to communicate and go onto fishlore. I try to stay away from phone but I needed it this weekend as I have away meets for sports/stuff i'm doing with friends.

Oh, and I actually kinda snuck in to get it. Before practice today the door to the middle school was open so I ran in a and grabbed it from my locker.
 

PascalKrypt

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Whenever I get together with my friends to play board games or consume alcohol they're constantly on there darn phones it does my head in
Feohw said:
I really haven't experienced much wrong with phones. My friends actually talk to one another when we are together, and phones are what keep us together when we are apart. Though I'm not great at staying in touch with people as I don't really use social media. Glad I don't experience the horror people seem to make phones out to be!

Also yes, easter eggs are the best chocolate. Though chocolate is meh.
This. Though I can relate to phone problems when it comes to my younger colleagues (and sibling, sadly), fortunately it doesn't happen with my friends. We also play board games together! And last summer I went road tripping with one. No phones in sight.. well aside from conveniently asking him to google stuff when we need to know information because I'm a cheapskate without mobile internet

jinjerJOSH22 said:
I had Facebook for Two days, started it New Years 2 years ago because I asked a childhood crush out (Blackout drunk) and didn't have a mobile, probably made a donkey of myself (Not clear) then realized what happened, deleted it and never looked back since
I haven't used Facebook since 2014. The very day of graduation (bachelor), that was the last time I logged in. My unI unfortunately used it as an easy communication channel so I couldn't really not have it. Glad to be rid of that basket of poison.

Crispii said:
But yeah, I got a bit depressed for the past few years after the incident and was constantly thinking about her. However, something amazing happened. I started to get involve in the aquarium hobby. Since then, I started to think more about fishkeeping and less about her. At one point, I was stalking on one of my peer's Instagram account because she posts pictures of my ex-crush on it.
Sssst. Let me hypothise you. Whenever you think of her, from now on you will picture her top half as a trout, flailing about on fry land.
PERFECT.

jinjerJOSH22 said:
Anyone else buy Easter Eggs in January? They're the best chocolate.
D: Blashemy! Dark chocolate is where it's at. If it's not at least 85%, I won't eat it.
 
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Crispii

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Oh my goodness! I checked to see what WetSpot has in store and guess what they have!
 

FinalFins

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Crispii said:
Oh my goodness! I checked to see what WetSpot has in store and guess what they have!
Altums! Leopoldis!
 
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Crispii

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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22

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PascalKrypt said:
This. Though I can relate to phone problems when it comes to my younger colleagues (and sibling, sadly), fortunately it doesn't happen with my friends. We also play board games together! And last summer I went road tripping with one. No phones in sight.. well aside from conveniently asking him to google stuff when we need to know information because I'm a cheapskate without mobile internet


I haven't used Facebook since 2014. The very day of graduation (bachelor), that was the last time I logged in. My unI unfortunately used it as an easy communication channel so I couldn't really not have it. Glad to be rid of that basket of poison.


Sssst. Let me hypothise you. Whenever you think of her, from now on you will picture her top half as a trout, flailing about on fry land.
PERFECT.


D: Blashemy! Dark chocolate is where it's at. If it's not at least 85%, I won't eat it.
"Top half as a Trout"
You realize he has almost 4000 posts on a fish forum right?
 
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Crispii

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
"Top half as a Trout"
You realize he has almost 4000 posts on a fish forum right?
And it'll keep growing!

Btw, has anyone even heard of ninja Bettas before?
 

jinjerJOSH22

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Crispii said:
Btw, has anyone even heard of ninja Bettas before?
Nope, the google just takes me to FFxiv
 
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Crispii

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Ughhh. The male is giving me such a hard time right now. Constantly chasing away the female whenever she's in the wood. Hopefully, that will deescalate soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
 

jinjerJOSH22

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I’ve hated the right side of my 60 so I changed it
Before:

After:

I’m still not completely sold on it but as the plants grow in and algae grows on it, it should blend in better.
 
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Crispii

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UPDATE:

I have to sacrifice the 5 gallon Betta tank... Love it, but because of the male, I have to tear it down.
 

CMB

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Crispii said:
UPDATE:

I have to sacrifice the 5 gallon Betta tank... Love it, but because of the male, I have to tear it down.
Aww, that really sucks.
 
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Crispii

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CMB said:
Aww, that really sucks.
The whole scape has been torn down. However, I'll be using some of it for the enisae tank.
 

FinalFins

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Crispii said:
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Happy Lunar New year!!!!

my family celebrates as our roots are connected to asia.
 
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Crispii

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FinalFins said:
Happy Lunar New year!!!!

my family celebrates as our roots are connected to asia.
Same here.
 

NC122606

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Uh, happy Florida day!!!
 

FinalFins

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Ok, so my tank needs more fish. Lots of brown so I was thinking of getting honey gouramis BUT I know I will def get leopoldis SOMEHOW in the future so I need to condense most of my tanks later on so my question is can HG coexist with a group of 5-6 leopoldis? And would CPD's get gobbled up by leopoldis?

Oh BTW could I move my CPD's to a five gal? It has a betta and the nano fish in a big tank doesn't appeal to me because half of the school died out so the school isn't as big.
 
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Crispii

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FinalFins said:
Ok, so my tank needs more fish. Lots of brown so I was thinking of getting honey gouramis BUT I know I will def get leopoldis SOMEHOW in the future so I need to condense most of my tanks later on so my question is can HG coexist with a group of 5-6 leopoldis? And would CPD's get gobbled up by leopoldis?

Oh BTW could I move my CPD's to a five gal? It has a betta and the nano fish in a big tank doesn't appeal to me because half of the school died out so the school isn't as big.
I've heard reports of Leopoldis leaving livebearer frys alone, however I never tried it so I can't confirm if it's true.

*sigh* Today's the last day for the hendra pair as they will not be under my care anymore.
 

Feohw

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FinalFins said:
Ok, so my tank needs more fish. Lots of brown so I was thinking of getting honey gouramis BUT I know I will def get leopoldis SOMEHOW in the future so I need to condense most of my tanks later on so my question is can HG coexist with a group of 5-6 leopoldis? And would CPD's get gobbled up by leopoldis?

Oh BTW could I move my CPD's to a five gal? It has a betta and the nano fish in a big tank doesn't appeal to me because half of the school died out so the school isn't as big.
Nice new face you got there.

I keep my CPDs in a 6 gallon. I think it's just fine. Though I have seen some pretty large cpds at my lfs that were bigger than expected. As mine grow I may consider upgrading, but I've had them for a while now and they suit the tank great. If your betta is peaceful and wouldn't get stressed from the increased activity I think they will do alright.
So
Crispii said:
*sigh* Today's the last day for the hendra pair as they will not be under my care anymore.
Sorry to hear. Are you planning on doing something else in the 5? Am I sensing ninjas?
 

jinjerJOSH22

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FinalFins said:
Ok, so my tank needs more fish. Lots of brown so I was thinking of getting honey gouramis BUT I know I will def get leopoldis SOMEHOW in the future so I need to condense most of my tanks later on so my question is can HG coexist with a group of 5-6 leopoldis? And would CPD's get gobbled up by leopoldis?

Oh BTW could I move my CPD's to a five gal? It has a betta and the nano fish in a big tank doesn't appeal to me because half of the school died out so the school isn't as big.
My CPDs where originally in a 6 gallon setup, I had 5, lost 2 and kept 2 males, 1 female with a Betta I later added for a couple of months. Obviously it will depend on the Betta and might go differently if you're adding the CPDs into the Bettas lair.
 

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