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05/16/2005: "Fishies!!!"

We have liftoff. Got a friend to help me bring the tank into my house after work tonight. Went out and got some gravel for the bottom of the tank and some treatment chemicals and proceeded to fill the tank. I brought the garden hose in the front door because trying to fill a 50 gallon tank by bucket from the sink was taking too long. Wonder what the neighbours were thinking.

Anyway, had dragon boat practice, so after that I hurried home, got some dry clothes on and headed up to petsmart to go fish shopping. I would have prefered to have gone to one of the local stores around Sudbury, but everything closes at 6 on Mondays, so Petsmart was my only option. The guy at The Ark pet store yesterday told me to get 4 fish for the first 10 days so that the tank could adjust. So I figured I'd get 4 inexpensive fish... but which ones? Well, I finally decided on a breed of tetras that kind of look like the silver dollar tetras, but have two black vertical stripes. I forget the exact name... I'll have to check next time I'm at the store.

Anyway... 4 fishes now... next week, who knows?

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