Monthly Archives: January 2017

10 simple rules for a healthy aquarium

In a comment on my first aquarium post, Mike wrote, I just skimmed the page about cycling an aquarium. This was a healthy reminder of why I don’t attempt to keep fish — the whole process seems terrifyingly complex. I … Continue reading

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Aquarium update 2: the personalities of the platies

Four days on and all five platies are still alive. I spent about an hour yesterday trying to photograph them. It’s a HUGE pain in the rear. Both the iPhone and the Coolpix have 0.5-1.0 second delays while they autofocus, … Continue reading

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Starting a new aquarium

I asked for money for Christmas, and used my haul to set up a 15-gallon tank in our living room. It’s good to be back to this – I’d missed it. I had a series of small tanks right after … Continue reading

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