Hobbies, do you have one or more..??....(part 2)

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  1. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    Ok, since the major melton down, the Hobbies thread i started got burnt up as well

    I started a hobby with a 3 gallon round fish tank, via Wally's World Emporium, which with in about 2 weeks(?) made me go out and buy a 10 gallon fish tank.

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    in the far right corner, that is a real plant, the far left corner, that is a fake plant, there is a "moon rock", and what i call a Fred Flintstone" house

    i have (now as of this update), 2 platy Mickey Mouse, 2 golden yellow guppies, 3 shrimp, and 2 racer snails...(my first one died)

    and i'll tell you what too....the name "racer" fits these snails...good god almighty, for the life of me, i NEVER saw ANY snail....move so fast....!!!

    i also (just yesterday) bought an in tank "breeder box", for the 5 baby blue wag platy's that i have.

    thier mother gave birth, then died.....

    so i have been trying to provide for them, and they (all 5) are still alive after i think now past 2 weeks of being born...i have to finely crush up the flakes, and drop them into the breeder box....

    i had a small glass fish bowl, but this breeder box is better, as they get the warmed waters, and treated waters from the 10 gallon tank
     
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  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    here is a pic, i had posted previously, of the 5 baby fish, in that small glass bowl.

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  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Here is my favorite hobby...
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  4. Big Dave

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    Drinking beer with funny labels?????
     
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  5. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    no, dressing them up with pipe cleaners.....
     
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    Lol.... my daughter put eyes and antlers on on the bottles in a 6 pack holder trying to make them look like reindeer for a Christmas present....
     
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  8. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    never knew about this...
     
  9. zeroday

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    I’ve been doing it for 10 years it’s a lot of fun...
     
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    pro1driver I am LOST

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    ok, so my old telephone table (remember home phones??), was getting over loaded with all the crap i have to buy, to maintain the fish tank. this morning under advice from a buddy of mine in NV, (he had several tanks himself), told me i should have an air pump to provide oxygen for the fish, especially if i see them swimming at the top.

    so i got home and like WTF, where do i put this thing?

    well i got some before/after pics of my phone table, and what i had to do was quite simple, just add another shelf, with some of the spare wood i have in the cellar.

    tell you what too, some of my woodworking power tools, are getting a workout now, and i only bought the majority of them like 10-15 years ago...lol

    here is the table before..

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    here is the new shelf, i got the wood from a tv stand my niece did not need anymore, so i took home parts of wood, i "might need" in the future..trust me, i was able to mount the shelf while sitting down on the floor, but i had to do it "blindly", as i cannot bend my body

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    and here is the finished project, but this picture may not be properly orientated. (sorry)

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  11. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    when i mounted that shelf, i did it blindly as i said. i used duct tape to hold the brackets up against the inside, then i drilled pilot holes and screwed in the screws......i also of course, used a level,

    if a mod or @Jeff can situate that last pic the proper way, thanks in advance
     
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    We don’t think of fish having to breath oxygen but they do...if there isn’t enough oxygen in the water they will swim to the top and gulp in air...
     
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    yes, i have a real plant as well, that does it's job. but i was glad that my buddy told me about that air pump.

    the filter "makes bubbles" as it pours water back into the tank, but that may not be enough
     
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    I have a friend that has a hugh salt water aquarium with exotic fish...it’s amazing what he has to do to keep this little environment balanced...
     
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  15. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Self Reliance Is It's Own Reward

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    That's interesting, I'm going to consider it. It's easy enough. Right now guitars are sort of my hobby, I buy, sell, work on, play. I've owned guitars since I was 14, probably had 100 of them move through my hands. Wish I'd of kept more of the ones I owned in the 70's, guitars I could buy for a couple hundred back then are worth thousands now.
     
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    It’s an interesting hobby in a world of instantaneous communication...it requires a level of patience that isn’t as common today...postcards to/from Russia average 30 days...definitely an exercise in patience...
     
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    Currently I have 20 postcards traveling...
     
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  19. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i am finding this out, day by day, with my little 10 gallon tank...as here we are, as humans, suck up all sorts of pollutants on a daily basis, and survive....
    i have seen on the Pawn Stars, the high dollar value of some...
     
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    Do the ones coming from Russia tell you how to vote?? :17142:
     

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