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06 Dec 2014 12:55 #1 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
... you're tidying out your car and you come across the shell of a Malaysian trumpet snail!

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."
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06 Dec 2014 12:58 #2 by JohnH (John)
:) :) :)

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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06 Dec 2014 13:38 #3 by Miamiheat (Stephane Lemaire)
When your friends come over for dinner and instead of a bottle of wine they bring you frozen stendker beefheart :cool:

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06 Dec 2014 18:16 #4 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
When I go shopping with the wife and every plastic tub I see im thinking could I use that somewhere in the fish room :)

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06 Dec 2014 19:12 #5 by alan 64 (alan)
When all I think about is a new tank ha big discus tank on the menu for me now the missus will kill me I should be keeping all my cash for our new gaff but hey I say new gaff new tank ha

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06 Dec 2014 19:48 #6 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)
When you have brine shrimp or daphia bags in your fridge :dry:

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07 Dec 2014 20:52 #7 by baan (Fintan Breen)
When any time there is a movie on, you notice the fish tank in the background and what's in it.... and then comment on it.

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07 Dec 2014 20:58 #8 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

baan wrote: When any time there is a movie on, you notice the fish tank in the background and what's in it.... and then comment on it.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Caught myself doing that quite a few times. While everyone else is oohing and aahing over an action scene, I'm sitting there thinking "there's no way he should have them in there with cichlids!"

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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07 Dec 2014 21:02 #9 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Aroshni wrote: When you have brine shrimp or daphia bags in your fridge :dry:


I keep mine in a box marked Do Not Open... and guess what everybody does!

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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07 Dec 2014 21:27 #10 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)

LemonJelly wrote:

Aroshni wrote: When you have brine shrimp or daphia bags in your fridge :dry:


I keep mine in a box marked Do Not Open... and guess what everybody does!


Shhhh my husband doesn't know I have them since he doesn't look at the upper door tray...better this way lol

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07 Dec 2014 21:43 - 07 Dec 2014 21:48 #11 by swai (Simon)
when you bring the mrs "shopping" in blanchardstown but meet 3 different people outside tk maxx to give fish related stuff to!

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07 Dec 2014 21:48 #12 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Aroshni wrote:

LemonJelly wrote:

Aroshni wrote: When you have brine shrimp or daphia bags in your fridge :dry:


I keep mine in a box marked Do Not Open... and guess what everybody does!


Shhhh my husband doesn't know I have them since he doesn't look at the upper door tray...better this way lol


Secrets? In a marriage? :ohmy:

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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09 Dec 2014 14:56 #13 by Remy (Remy)
when your wife complains and says that you spend more time at the fish tanks than with me :blush:

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10 Dec 2014 14:12 #14 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Remy wrote: when your wife complains and says that you spend more time at the fish tanks than with me :blush:


That should be your cue to put her into a tank :whistle:

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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10 Dec 2014 16:38 #15 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
When you plant tree to use the leaves and cones in your shrimp tank :woohoo:

Anthony

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10 Dec 2014 16:51 #16 by Miamiheat (Stephane Lemaire)

anthonyd wrote: When you plant tree to use the leaves and cones in your shrimp tank :woohoo:

Anthony



lolllll

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10 Dec 2014 17:23 #17 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
When you tell your kids there are wasps in their treehouse so you can use it to dry some nettles to feed your shrimps during the winter :evil: .


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10 Dec 2014 22:24 #18 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
When you look up the fish section on DoneDeal more than once a week and at least five visits to adverts.ie for a bargain or two lol

Something fishie going on here

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10 Dec 2014 23:40 #19 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

irish-zx10r wrote: When you look up the fish section on DoneDeal more than once a week and at least five visits to adverts.ie for a bargain or two lol


Even worse, when you look at those sites knowing that no matter how good the deals are you won't be able to get another tank... but you still look!

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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01 Jan 2015 21:09 #20 by Jim (Jim Lawlor)
when you never have enough buckets . . .

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01 Jan 2015 23:10 #21 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

Jim wrote: when you never have enough buckets . . .


If you ever do have enough buckets, it's only because you don't have enough fish tanks ;)

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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05 Jan 2015 20:31 #22 by Jim (Jim Lawlor)
YES!

....and then your OH nicknames you Rommel 'cos youre always asking for more tanks .

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05 Jan 2015 21:47 #23 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)

Jim wrote: YES!

....and then your OH nicknames you Rommel 'cos youre always asking for more tanks .


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That's a classic, my compliments to your OH

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05 Jan 2015 22:49 #24 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
when you have 6 packets of frozen treats for the tank and the ms yelling at you saying its taking up half the freezer..

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05 Jan 2015 23:18 #25 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
The oh talks about growing gills so you will pay her some attention

And the kids know more lattin fish names than they do Irish words

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08 Jan 2015 09:50 #26 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
When you use every excuse under the sun to get away to buy a fish that's 100 mile away and still have smile on your face after all the hardship

Something fishie going on here

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08 Jan 2015 11:38 #27 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

irish-zx10r wrote: When you use every excuse under the sun to get away to buy a fish that's 100 mile away and still have smile on your face after all the hardship


And the missus is furious because she can't get you to drive 100 yards for milk...

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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08 Jan 2015 12:25 #28 by Ski (Alan McGee)

irish-zx10r wrote: When you use every excuse under the sun to get away to buy a fish that's 100 mile away and still have smile on your face after all the hardship


Nothing better than a good road trip to get a cool fish :)

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08 Jan 2015 12:47 #29 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
And they keep using that same old saying I bet if it was next to the fish shop we go lol

LemonJelly wrote:

irish-zx10r wrote: When you use every excuse under the sun to get away to buy a fish that's 100 mile away and still have smile on your face after all the hardship


And the missus is furious because she can't get you to drive 100 yards for milk...


Something fishie going on here

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08 Jan 2015 12:49 #30 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)

Ski wrote:

irish-zx10r wrote: When you use every excuse under the sun to get away to buy a fish that's 100 mile away and still have smile on your face after all the hardship


Nothing better than a good road trip to get a cool fish :)


One in Dublin got it one in limerick in the same week I might be pushing my luck lol

Something fishie going on here

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