Aquarium Update/Build

I was kind of meh about the aquariums for a few months…summer was busier with the kids then there was poor Nandy followed by Teddy’s surgery. I had six tanks running and got to the point where I felt overwhelmed thinking about doing anything with them. Finally gave myself a kick in the butt and started downsizing: I now have three with the bonus of them all being in the same room which makes maintenance much easier.

The following photos show a somewhat quick build I did starting earlier this week, specific info & links after the pictures:


-Aquarium: Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit
-Substrate: National Geographic Aquarium Sand
-Rocks: eBay
-Wood: Emours Aquarium Driftwood
-Betta: Petco
-Plants: Planted Aquariums Central
-White clouds, Amano shrimp, and nerite snails: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd

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Throwback Thursday

This picture showed up in my Facebook ‘On This Day’, it’s from 2009. I had been outside playing with the camera, as I walked by Old Rusty in the driveway I took this pic in the left mirror. To this day it remains a favorite photo of mine.


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Wordless Wednesday

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Doodle Gets A Sweater

Doodle’s growth was stunted so she’s actually a small pit bull, in the 35 lb range. It’s still difficult to find clothing that fits her properly so I was very happy to find this this sweater, I don’t think she shared my excitement  😉

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Teddy’s Playhouse

For recovery I moved Teddy’s crate into my bedroom. From there he can see out into the hallway across to the living room where I sit at my desk. Other than nighttime though I’ve tried to use it as little as possible. Unfortunately as he’s been feeling better he’s been acting up where he wants to jump onto my bed or the couch, or even wrestle with Doodle. At those times he ends up back in ‘jail’ and he makes it quite clear he doesn’t like that at all.

In order to get anything done around the house without constantly having to watch him I ended up ordering a Parkland Pet Playpen, which arrived yesterday. Very easy to assemble and much larger than I expected; as you can see by the photos it easily accommodates a 50 lb dog, a few dog beds, pillows, blanket. etc. It took him a bit but he finally went in on his own, and once he saw the King Ted Bed he wasted no time settling in.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Spartan Teddy Goes To The Vet

car ride

noises coming from the hallway

cool doggles for laser treatment

more waiting

might as well lay down

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King of Comfort

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Wordless Wednesday

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Teddy Goes For Laser Treatments

Teddy’s vet uses therapeutic laser treatments as part of the recovery process. He will have a total of 13; three were done while he was in the hospital, this morning he had his sixth.

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