Well It has been hard for my sister since she can not find job openings for vet tech. So she has to work at that groomer downtown part time. We can not go to too many shows because of it and she always needs help with his food. I will probably go halves with her if Enzo needs medical attention.So how is the economical crisis effecting everyones ability to take care of their dogs? And if it continues to go in the downward spiral what will you do? And if you know of any money saving tips post them here aswell.
One problem with what you suggested is I have a reef aquarium lolYeah I had to end my Aquaria aswell.. which was sad for me because I had 6 aquariums going in my basement. I had a spare bedroom that I lined with stands I made in wood shop. But I couldnt afford to keep up with my fish anymore. I didnt use filters though.
Idk if this will help you but if you get a bucket two pond pumps and some hose you can make a biological filter. I put lucky bamboo in the bucket, it kept my tanks reaaally clean. and as long as the water is moving the roots wont rot.
Also the common houseplant Phylodendron will grow in aquaria as long as its leaves are above the water and Pothos will grow completely submerged. Ive been helping my ex gf get an aquarium set up and we went to homedepot and bought a pothos plant and a phylodendron for $10 total, then we cut the plants at the nodes and planted them in the tank, saved alot of money on plants for bio filtering. Fish wont eat pothos either cuz it tastes bitter.
I think you can also buy large amounts of lucky bamboo at HD too, but I never tried it.
My problem was I had mostly natural tanks.. so in the spring I would go out, catch some fry in the lake at our vacation house and grow them in our fish tank. Blue gill are awsome pets, as soon as they realise you have the food they will leap out of the water and take pelets out of your hand. Bass are neat too but... they get big too fast. Once I even had a needle nosed gar.. he was awsome. I had a blue crawfish too and tadpolls but when he got big he would eat the plants before they could grow.
I only had one tank that had non captured fish, it had a black knife fish, some cory cats, a few needle fish, and a few clown loaches.
I've sacrificed getting my hair done at the fancy shmancy salon so that Snoops can get his grooming done instead... now we have little Orville on his way this weekend so I guess I may have to sacrifice something else so he can get groomed! :lol: Orville will get alot of Snoops' hand me downs, the dollar store here is great because they sell puppy pads - 3pack for a buck, found a feed store that has great discounted prices so I buy the BIG bags and it lasts.. I've also been feeding Snoops chicken with his kibble so that stretches out for a longer while.I've noticed clients stretching the time between grooms out for as long as they can, which affects my income of course.
Ditto roxy, I gave up this 120gallon aquarium, so I will have money for my new puppy hopefully he will come soonI have a reef aquarium lol
I never used filters either I used live rock. I was using Metal Halide lighting ( which cost so freaking much on the light bill)
Thats incorrect, it is perfectly legal to purchase these OVER THE COUNTER and have them shipped to the U.S. Only when you buy these products from U.S. based companies do you have to have a script. Even the drug rep admited was able to research the question and come up with the same answer which pleasently surprised the vet I was working for. You should still get an all clear from a vet to begin a preventative for heartworms so yearly testing is suggested in our area, which we do.Just a note about the website that you can get the heartguard with out a prescription. It actually is illegal for the heartworm meds to get without a doctors ok. I personally wouldnt trust the product or the website. There are cheaper products (like Iverheart which is the generic of heartguard), and better/not expensive websites.