Rogue Chicken

We occasionally let the chickens out to free-range. When we got back from Iowa last time, we let them out, but I mis-counted, and one of the chickens got left outside the coop. She decided she didn’t want to go back in, and stayed out for 12 nights. We’re surprised nothing got her, but last night Gail was able to coax her back into the coop. We both feel much better with her being in the coop when we’re out[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | June 12, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | No comments

Raising Peacocks My Way

Introduction: I started keeping Peacocks (Aulonacara) and Haplochromis type fish about 5-6 years ago.  I had been raising angels using RO water previously, but had just suffered through a bout of the angel fish plague.  I finally decided I should be keeping fish that liked my natural water conditions rather than jump through hoops to provide water conditions that aren’t coming out of the tap.  At that same time, I ran across a Peacock at the LFS that was labeled[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | December 1, 2010 @ 12:10 pm | 1 comment


At last, a new look to my website.  I wonder what excuse I’ll use now if I don’t keep it updated. As you look around, you will see some differences.  The look is obviously new, I’ve added a forum for discussions on certain topics, I’ve got a new logo, and I’ve included some areas that really don’t have anything to do with fish, but at least are nature based.  You are free to browse around the site, but to participate[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | November 26, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | No comments

Fish Tuberculosis In Hobbyists

More than six months ago I was doing some cleaning of my sponge filters when I felt a sharp pain in my middle finger. It turned out that a fish had died in that aquarium, and several of the bones had ended up in the sponge filter. As I had squeezed the filter to clean it, my finger was punctured by the bone. This had happened before, so I didn’t think too much about it. After several months, however, I[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | November 23, 2010 @ 7:34 pm | No comments

Aquarium Houseplant Holder

On the stock list page, there is a listing for Aquarium Houseplant Holders. This is a brand new item with many possibilities for decorating and starting new house plants. The Aquarium Houseplant Holder is a container uniquely designed to fit between the glass top on your aquarium, and the back frame. This area is currently filled/covered using a plastic strip that may be cut to fit around the aquarium accessories. The Aquarium Houseplant Holder is designed to replace this plastic[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | November 23, 2010 @ 7:26 pm | No comments