Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Uplifting Story About Man And His…Fish?

Carla, an angelfish at the London Aquarium, has a life-saving operation to cure a hernia

The 10 inch long angelfish was laid out, anaesthetized, using a scalpel, needle and some forceps as Veterinarian Sue Thornton repaired the stomach condition.
Pumping water through the Carla’s body and over her gills, the Angelfish was able to breathe during the whole operation.
Sue was quoted saying: "I must admit I didn't think the prognosis was very promising to begin with.

As soon as she was asleep we moved her on to the operating surface and fed a tube from the tank into her mouth and kept her breathing by pumping the water over her gills.

I then stitched the wound together as best I could. It was difficult because the wall tissue was very stiff, but I managed to close it.”

Carla was kept under close observation, is expected to make a full recovery.

James Oliver of the London Aquarium added: "I guess it may seem a bit extreme to operate on a small fish but Carla has been with us for 10 years and she is almost family."

Now this is only a brief summary of this amazing story. I encourage you to take a look at the full article here. Also there are lots of pics.

New this Week, 10/27/08

Tetra Whisper EX Power Filters
The Whisper EX is ready to go right out of the box. Simply adjust the in-take tube, place the filtration system on your aquarium and plug it in. The submerged motor begins filtering water immediately. No priming required. And operation is Whisper quiet. Accurately determine when your carbon filter has expired with Tetra's Timestrip. The patented technology allows you to see at a glance when it`s time to replace your filter. The health of your fish depends on regular filter changes to remove toxins and other harmful impurities.

Tetra Whisper EX Carbon Replacement Filter Cartridges
Tetra’s New EX Filter Cartridges provide both mechanical and chemical cleaning of your aquarium’s water. Includes new Timestrip Technology. Other features include: improved biological performance with Multi-Density Floss, continuous flush performance, round modern design and new
Timestrips included with each filter cartridge.

Ethical-Spot Canvas Cargo Jacket
Waterproof poly-cotton canvas provides coverage and protection. And the oversized cargo pocket with a Velcro closure is a safe place for treats. Velcro closures
also on the chest and belly for a smooth fit. Take fasion along with the Canine Canvas Waterproof Dog Cargo Jacket.

Doggiduds Cambridge Sweater Scarlet
This classic cabled sweater is accented with a snap-on scarf, both in acrylic yarn. The sweater has a ribbed turtleneck and cuffs for a classic style. The scarf coordinates with the fashion-right sweater.

Carolina Pet Outdoor Bed
Great for decks, patios and dog houses, these 100% polyester beds can handle all outdoor activities. Good indoor or out, these beds are great for older incontinent pets, too. Hose down to clean; water runs right through or machine wash. UV protected.

Two Little Fishies NanoMag Magnetic Glass Cleaning Device
Two Little Fishies' NanoMag is an itsy-bitsy, lean, high-energy, win
dow-cleaning apparatus. The patent-pending design provides flexibility and a slender profile that slips safely between polyps and viewing windows. It’s got the "umph" needed for cleaning glass up to 3/8” thick. The NanoMag also glides across the curved surfaces of fish bowls, wiping off algal films with ease. It’s so much fun to use, you just might have to take turns.

Carolina Pet Four Season Bed
Truly a bed for all seasons. Warm, plush berber top reverses to cool classic twill with contrast Piping Zippered removable cover is machine washable. Overstuffed with our high loft poly fill.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Totally RAT-ical!

Growing up, the idea of surfing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was not farfetched. I believed that somewhere in Manhattan a sewer rat was training four turtles to fight crime.

Now 26 and growing older, my childhood cartoon heroes are nothing more than memory that can be found on VHS in a Walmart bargin bin.

“Surfing” the internet I found something is totally RAT-ical.

Two rats, Fin and Tofu, love the ocean waves.

You can read the full article here, but I think the video speaks for its self

Cowabunga dudes!

Deal of the Week

JBJ Submariner UV Sterilizer / Clarifier

5W - List Price $89.95, Sale $59.99
You Save $29.96 (33%)

7W - List Price $137.47, Sale $75.00
You Save $62.47 (45%)

The Submariner is the proactive solution for eradicating harmful micro-organisms and unattractive green free-floating algae in fresh & saltwater aquariums.