A Fishkeeper's Guide to the Healthy Aquarium by Dr. Neville Carrington

By Dr. Neville Carrington

To create and preserve a fit aquarium is the aspiration of all fishkeepers. yet why do difficulties impact a few aquariums and never others? Is it attainable to accomplish that elusive typical stability? right here, finally, is a transparent advent to the spectrum of matters concerned, from the standard of water to the newest treatments for ailment.

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Next comes the cartoonists’ dialectic—the cats who infest our tenement rooms like mice played off against the cats, often of noble embonpoint, who sit in offices, behind desks, and scare the lower orders. ”) Cats exist in these pages, as they do throughout our lives, both as obsessively singular—one ill-fated, hard-up couple from Wilmington, Delaware, pay fifteen thousand dollars to provide their ailing, adored, asthmatic pet with kidney dialysis and a transplant—and as a barely controllable mass, doomed to proliferate forever, like poison ivy or biographies of Napoleon.

That’s right,” said Father Burner. ” Father Philbert laughed, turning aside the point that he travelled with the Cardinals. “I thought you didn’t know about these things,” he said. “About these things it’s impossible to stay ignorant,” said Father Burner. “Here, and the last place, and the place before that, and in the seminary—a ball, a bat, and God. ” inquired Father Philbert, as if he smelt heresy. “I know,” said Father Burner. ” A brave comment, perhaps, from a man not yet a country pastor, and it showed me where his thoughts were again.

And they went at me again. After that first taste of the sandal in the dining room, I foolishly believed I would be safe as long as I stayed away from the table; there was something about my presence there, I thought, that brought out the beast in them—which is to say very nearly all that was in them. But they caught me in the upstairs hall the same evening, one brute thundering down upon me, the other sealing off my only avenue of escape. And this beating was worse than the first—preceded as it was by a short delay that I mistook for a reprieve until Father Burner, who had gone downstairs muttering something about “leaving no margin for error,” returned with the crucifix from the dining room, although we had them hanging all over the house.

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