originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah
Oh wow, I forgot all about that site! I'll be looking for new recipes soon over there.
Thanks for posting the link Nyiah!
Rummages through the Shed kitchen looking for some of Nyiah's bread.
OMG, Pesto Florentine chicken with pasta. YUM!
Lol, AllRecipes is a rabbit hole like no other, I've got a bookmark folder full of recipes from there
I had to do a water exchange today with the fish tank. I think the kids have been overfeeding them a little, it got gunky much faster than last time.
That was a lot of floating particulate & sediment for not even a full week, yuck. Letting that slide too long is asking for trouble, so I got
everything out earlier this morning, and siphoned out half the tank's water gallon by gallon.
At one point, when I was re-situating the gravel vacuum (that's the siphon, works entirely via gravity) Casper the Albino Catfish got a little too
nosy for his own good. I kept trying to shoo him away with my hand, and he kept coming right back & getting way too close to the gravel vac's open
The little dummy got sucked up and deposited in the bucket I was using.
I know that can be a major injury risk, but he's no worse for wear -- he was immediately munching on the particles in the bucket from the tank,
I carefully poured him back in the tank and tried again and the little dingdong came back again
. If he could talk, he was probably saying
"WEEEE! That was fun, do it again!"
When I shooed him away that time, he finally got the hint and went to the opposite corner. Probably to sulk like any other kid would.
He's still totally fine and still snorting what he can find to eat, like nothing happened at all.
I also swapped the real and fake plants' sides, since the Octo grass was getting sucked up into the filter intake. Hindsight being 20/20, putting it
right in front of the intake was not a bright idea. This "replanting" of fake and real plants also left the bottom really sloppily arranged. There's
pits, slopes, and trenches to a greater degree, both catfish are extremely happy with it.
The Tetras seem to like the grass on the opposite side better instead of under the intake, too. I think they think they're hiding completely. Not yet,
guys, it's still not filled out yet. I can seee youuuu.....
I should be able to trim that back 50% next week when it grows long enough to reach the opposite wall, it's on track to have tripled in size/length by
then (it's already doubled in size in less than a week) I don't think we'll need to buy any more of this one, it rooted fine and is growing like,
well, a weed. I might get something else this weekend to get established, probably something very short (I'd like to have a soft, grassy bottom for
the catfish's bellies, since they sleep/rest on it)