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The Return of the Tank Sitter

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metrokat

So apparently my tank sitter has earned quite a fan following. If you're new to this on going chronicle, I'm starting over, just for you.

 

It all started with an order from Reefcleaners back in September while I was travelling

 

Sept 15:

gtalk convo with my tank sitter:

 

kat: is the pkg from Florida there yet?

tank sitter (TS): no

 

a little later

kat: is it there yet?

ts: no

 

a little later

kat: i just got a delivery notification from the concierge ITS THERE.

kat: hello?

ts: yes everything is in the tank

kat: BE GONE EVIL CYNO. JOHNS ARMY IS HERE. RAWR.

ts: did you have sugar cookies with your tea today?

kat: so how many soldiers were in the pkg?

ts: about 50 give or take

kat: oh okay. i ordered 26

ts: then they must be 26

kat: how may baggies were in the package?

ts: dont remeber maybe 3

kat: shoulda been 5

ts: then there were 5

kat: youre not helping dont make me come over there!

ts: it was fine. small snails. one plant.

kat: thats a macro, is it cute?

ts: ITS A PLANT

kat: fine!

 

a little later:

kat: what are the soldiers doing?

ts: dont know. how long before they eat the purple stuff

kat: not sure ill ask John

ts: who is John

kat: a rockstar if you read the forums

ts: you got your snails from a celebrity?

kat: no john is the owner of the company tha sent the snails. hopefully they will make a dent in the really bad algae on the left side

ts: that side is all clean.

kat: huh?? i got the snails for that left side! you sent me pics remembr. its was black!

ts: yes but i covered that side with paper like you said last week so no light got to it. its practically clean.

kat: WHAT?! i mean that is good but you just asked me how long before they eat "that purple stuff"

ts: yes the purple stuff that is on all the rocks. light purple dark purple

kat: THAT'S CORALLINE ALGAE!

ts: isnt this hobby supposed to be relaxing? drink some camomile tea or something!

 

ts goes offline and sends a lame video of the macro John sent me.

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paneubert

I would crap myself wondering what they would mess up while I was gone.

 

It sounds like they were balanced right on the edge of dumping table salt in your tank at any point. I would not have even wanted to talk to them while I was gone for fear of hearing what they did to my tank ;)

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iball1804

Nice.

 

When you get home, eat your TS.

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Mr.Nano

Wow that tank sitter is a algae killing machine..perhaps you should buy them a cookie..

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metrokat

continued:

 

kat: so how did you acclimate the army?

ts: why do you keep calling it that they are snails

kat: just answer the question!

ts: float bag for 15 minutes then dump them in

kat: WHAT! with the ammonia?!

ts: no there was no ammonia

kat: there was ammonia in the bag!

ts: no. they did not send any ammonia in the shipment

kat: I SPECIFICALLY said float bag. drain water. then dump snails.

ts: yes that is what i did

kat: you just said you dumped them straight in with the ammonia

ts: i also said they did not send any ammonia. i dont think we should talk anymore today.

 

ts goes offline

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FlCandy

I remember this I love this statement!

 

ts: float bag for 15 minutes then dump them in

kat: WHAT! with the ammonia?!

ts: no there was no ammonia

kat: there was ammonia in the bag!

ts: no. they did not send any ammonia in the shipment

 

LMFAO! I would be shrieking!

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Felicia
continued:

 

kat: so how did you acclimate the army?

ts: why do you keep calling it that they are snails

kat: just answer the question!

ts: float bag for 15 minutes then dump them in

kat: WHAT! with the ammonia?!

ts: no there was no ammonia

kat: there was ammonia in the bag!

ts: no. they did not send any ammonia in the shipment

kat: I SPECIFICALLY said float bag. drain water. then dump snails.

ts: yes that is what i did

kat: you just said you dumped them straight in with the ammonia

ts: i also said they did not send any ammonia. i dont think we should talk anymore today.

 

ts goes offline

 

This just made my day. I was dying laughing about "they did not send any ammonia"! Too funny. I'm dreading the first time I have to have someone watch my tank. :mellow:

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metrokat

Oh, it gets wilder.......

 

FI, I sent TS your avatar, if I get a video of my cat being re-charged you were responsible, just so you know.

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FlCandy

I know I read that whole thing! I love that it's being resurrected!

 

Is the TS going to be sitting again? ;)

 

FI, I sent TS your avatar, if I get a video of my cat being re-charged you were responsible, just so you know.

 

Well you sent it to the TS not me! LOL

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HecticDialectics

This is why I automate my tanks to run for weeks without me.

 

... because I don't wanna sound like metrokat talking to my friend :lol:

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metrokat

TS is currently on duty..... I'm on gtalk awaiting his "okay I fed the tank EXACTLY as you said"

 

still waiting......

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This is why I automate my tanks to run for weeks without me.

 

... because I don't wanna sound like metrokat talking to my friend :lol:

 

this, lol. yeesh.

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reefdummy
This is why I automate my tanks to run for weeks without me.

 

... because I don't wanna sound like metrokat talking to my friend :lol:

:lol:

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metrokat

Continued:

 

Kat: Whatchu upto?

TS: nothing

Kat: what is bogalicious upto? (side note, that's my cat)

TS: sleeping

Kat: and my tank?

TS: snails seem to have cleaned up 1/4 of the tank

Kat: really? that's awesome. Have you seen Bubba?

TS: nobody has come by

Kat: Bubba is my sexy shrimp

Kat: hello?

TS: That polka dot thing? yes it is there

Kat: yeah that's Bubba, my sexy shrimp

TS: You are too young to be this batty

Kat: huh?

TS: I don't care what you're smoking, a shrimp is not sexy

Kat: No, that IS a sexy shrimp

TS: I give up, check yourself in rehab

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Euphyllia

roofl

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Felicia

This just makes me realize how crazy we all sound to people not into aquariums. I was excitedly telling all of my friends about my new corals the other day, and then said that I was done buying stuff for a while until everything has grown out and filled the tank in. My friend's response was, "So what do you do with the tank then?" And I said, "It just sits there and its relaxing to watch." Friend's response, "So basically, you're going to be spending your free time sitting around watching coral grow?" - accompanied by the *You've lost your mind look*.

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FlCandy
TS: I don't care what you're smoking, a shrimp is not sexy

Kat: No, that IS a sexy shrimp

TS: I give up, check yourself in rehab

 

Amazing!

Post conversation updates!

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metrokat
This is why I automate my tanks to run for weeks without me.

 

... because I don't wanna sound like metrokat talking to my friend :lol:

 

TS flies in from overseas to tank sit for me. That's how I roll.

Pew. Pew. Pew. Poof.

(Kat holsters back her gun and goes back to gtalk)

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TS is getting laid on your couch i bet lolol.

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metrokat
This just makes me realize how crazy we all sound to people not into aquariums. I was excitedly telling all of my friends about my new corals the other day, and then said that I was done buying stuff for a while until everything has grown out and filled the tank in. My friend's response was, "So what do you do with the tank then?" And I said, "It just sits there and its relaxing to watch." Friend's response, "So basically, you're going to be spending your free time sitting around watching coral grow?" - accompanied by the *You've lost your mind look*.

 

ROFL! I was at a trade show in august and was showing someone my sexy shrimp on my phone. Got an "ooohkaaay then", with the same look.

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just say Thor amboinensis.

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metrokat
TS is getting laid on your couch i bet lolol.

 

Wifey didn't accompany him this time so I highly doubt it. He's my best friend actually, also my brother.

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FlCandy

LMAO you Ship in a TS!

LOL

 

Yeah I know when I'm talking to anyone their listening but their eyes are like WTF???

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metrokat

I import a TS, yes.

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FlCandy

Love it!

 

Have they checked in yet?

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