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Andrew wanted to know your BFF's name?
I named her Addie because she has a big time attitude.. she is the sweetest little thing but If she doesn’t get her way she quickly gets angry, claws come out and she gets this scowl on her face that lets you know she ain’t happy.. lol. Funny in German addie means sweet ;)

This is her in one of her moods, just look at that expression.. lol

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Addie is so adorable! You can just see her curiosity! They totally get squinty eyed when they are frustrated.
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He was tired of me blocking him from crawling out of his bath. I have always thought he gets squinty eyes when he is grumpy about something. And he used to tilt his head like a puppy when you talked to him.
Randals new enclosure is way too natural and he runs away most of the time when you try to pick him up. He used to just let ya pick him up. I think he figured out that I wont pull him out and i cant lift off his roof. :)
 
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Addie is so adorable! You can just see her curiosity! They totally get squinty eyed when they are frustrated.
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He was tired of me blocking him from crawling out of his bath. I have always thought he gets squinty eyes when he is grumpy about something. And he used to tilt his head like a puppy when you talked to him.
Randals new enclosure is way too natural and he runs away most of the time when you try to pick him up. He used to just let ya pick him up. I think he figured out that I wont pull him out and i cant lift off his roof. :)
OMG this is so funny! that’s exactly what “P”’s her off, she wants to explore when I have her out of her inclosure and if I keep trying to stop her she gets mad. in addition to giving me that look she will dig her sharp little claws into me just for good measure.. lol! She also tilts her head when I talk to her.
 
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I would love one but wife nixed that long ago....
They make great pets, very clean and low maintenance.. just show her some of these pictures =)

Who couldn’t resist this ;)

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Omg. I'm going to end up with one of those! Andrew saw y'all's pics!!!
Go for it! Get a baby if you can and a private breeder Vs pet store is best.. be ready for a long commitment as they can live up to 20 years or more.

Addie’s baby picture;)

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Fresh supplies.. I’m going to start running small amounts of carbon periodically to help remove any harmful substances that may be building up in my system.. the lady’s in the house use an acetone based nail polish remover in an adjoining room along with spritzing perfumes and such which has me worried about contaminates building up faster than my water changes can keep them in check..

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Are you using the rox8 in a bag? I find it likes to float and wanted to see if you had that problem
Yes just using small amount (4tsb) in a mesh bag and thats dropped it in my filter sock replacement cup, going to run it for 3 days then toss.. I will repeat this every couple weeks. Don’t have issues with it floating.
 
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I use a mix of ROX and GFO in a single reactor, so much easier to deal with :)
That’s probably the best way to implement carbon, If I get to the point I’m running it 24x7 I will get a reactor.
 
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I got a BRS deluxe LINK for $45 brand new from my LFS. Soooooooooo worth it, comes with pump and tubing to just hook it up and load the media.
 

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My torch has more than doubled in size since moving it from my Biocube about 8 months ago, two heads have turned into four..

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That is some serious growth...

Mine is tiny next to @Fudsey 's behemoth frag. They snuggle :)
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