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  1. HDM I can't even!! 😂 I've never used a Promethean Board...but it sounds like a good time! We had an issue where the teacher's chairs were producing so much static they were messing with the SmartBoard inputs...it took us foreverrrr to figure it out! Those dang sticky electrons! A sick betta might definitely be easier in that instance, for sure!! At least the educators got new chairs! 😜👍
  2. I am very impressed with your precision!!! What's the plant in the middle of the tank (I pulled a screenshot, see below!)? I love the variation in color as you look from left to right...and I'd love to achieve that kind of contrast...but I'm a Java fern girl, living in a low-light Java fern world! 😜
  3. If only bettas were as easy to fix as a pesky SmartBoard! 😜 (I feel like I heard somewhere that you were in edu-tech...I'm the tech assistant at my school...pretty much only good at fixing printers, SmartBoards, and resetting Chromebooks! Forgive me if I'm cray! 😂) I am rooting for y'all!!!
  4. That's a good idea! I hear you on avoiding medicating! I will say, I feel like Betta fins take FOREVER to heal...so, you may be doing everything right, but progress might be slow...as long as you're not going backwards, you're going forwards! 50% change once a week is pretty solid...how big is your community tank? If you don't see a positive change when you remove the tetra, you could also try separating the Betta.
  5. This looks like nipping to me...who else is in the tank? His tail seems too short for him to be nipping...but his roommates might be suspects! In my experience, clear on the edges of fins = growth. A good sign, for sure! Also...frequent water changes helped me get my colleague's fin-rotten betta to regrow most of his finnage...how often are you water changing? I think I water-changed Geode every other to every third day (no meds used)...but he was in his own, un-cycled small tank (3.5 gal), not a community.
  6. Added some Orange Rili Shrimp to the tank...the kids were FASCINATED...apparently, Sig and Figgy aren't charming enough...but throw in some cute shrimpies...INSTANT ADORATION! 😂 "What ARE those???" "Are they going to get any bigger???" "Oh my gosh...they're so weird!" "Are those the shrimp that you were talking about last week?? We Googled them to see what they were like!" "Eeeek! They're so little and cute and FAST!"
  7. Please keep us updated! I'm so sorry she's feeling poorly!! I'd offer advice, but I don't have an amazing track record with sick bettas (currently 0/2...unless you count Pete scraping his head...then I'm 1/3). Hopefully, the Furan-2 sets her right! Swimming to you is super positive...as long as her activity remains relatively normal, that's a great sign!
  8. The TV series Fringe is pretty fun! I binged that one a few summers ago. Kinda reminds me of a more humor-driven X-Files. I tried to read Dune earlier this year and got too tangled up in the characters and gave it up...I'll be interested to watch the reboot movie!
  9. Hooray for North Carolinians!!! Welcome to the forum! 🥳🥳🥳
  10. Let's see...I started a cart the other day...sponge filter, pre-filter sponges, plants, test strips, dechlorinator, and...plants!
  11. ....this one has me converted! That water lettuce is 🔥! 😂👍 Are there any cool ponds in public places where you live?? Location: Dilworth Tasting Room in Charlotte, NC
  12. Ahhh - the dreaded driftwood biofilm! Completely normal and harmless. Totally gross looking, feeling, and smelling! 😂 The only thing I have to add is that my nerite snails tackled my DBF issue much faster than my shrimp did...if you can handle the possibility of their white, dotty, superglue-like eggs popping up in your tank, they will become your tank MVP's (in my opinion and experience)! 😜👍
  13. Very excited to follow along with your journey!!! 🥳 Cute pupper and awesome tanks and stands! Who is the fan of more water changes? I'm very jealous that your partner is interested in fishkeeping, too...mine will admit that my tank is cool, but is not keen on my hobby-related purchases! 😂
  14. Thank you for this!!! I will have to check these out - our back yard is pretty wild right now, and so we've been chipping away trying to make it a little more organized (read: less weedy) and to attract more fun wildlife...this thread is perfect for inspiration!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful outdoor spaces!
  15. So very jealous of this - I've got one consistent hummer that visits my little rail box with the scarlet sage and the baby bells (Calibrachoa). I'd love to have a flock, but I think that means I'll have to make my yard foliage a little more tempting! 😂👍
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